Guanajuato – Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana will give a concert Saturday at Leon in the central state of Guanajuato to raise funds for needy children.
The show, the only one he will give this year in Mexico, will be in Leon at Nou Camp Stadium with its capacity for 20,000 spectators.
"It's worth making the trip to that city, to come and spend a wonderful weekend in the state of Guanajuato," former Mexican President Vicente Fox, whose center is organizing the benefit concert, told a press conference.
Fox wants to talk to Santana and ask him to keep supporting the educational and cultural institution that bears the former president's name, designed as a place where the underprivileged can learn to be leaders.
"We want to see them as presidents, architects, big soccer stars, or great virtuosos on the violin, and that's what our scholarships and the funds we raise are for," he said.
According to Fox, who was president of Mexico between 2000 and 2006, the Santana concert will be "unique," as it was a little more than 20 years ago when he last did a show here.
Santana's concert will run parallel to activities of the International Cervantes Festival being held in Leon and the city of Guanajuato until Oct. 30, the only one this year in Mexico.
Vicente Fox also organized a concert last year featuring British singer Elton John in the Fox Center facilities at San Cristobal ranch - some 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Leon - and in 2012 plans to invite Mexico's Alejandro Fernandez.