Sunday, June 20, 2010

Aunt Kizzyz Boyz, Guilty Conscience, Silver Beatles open Hot Summer Nights In Old Town Temecula

Take a Friday Night vacation from the work week in Old Town Temecula during Hot Summer Nights, July 9 through September 3, 2010. The weekly Friday night series of entertainment and music is part of the City of Temecula’s Summerfest promotion that began with the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival June 4th and finishes with Labor Day Weekend.

Hot Summer Nights opens July 9, 6 to 9 p.m., with a musically-charged line up of Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz, The Silver Beatles, Guilty Conscience and Diego playing at different locations in Old Town.

Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz, a rocking blues band that packs Old Town Temecula every year, returns to the Old Town Front Street Bar & Grill (Baily’s Courtyard from 6 to 9 p.m.) The concert is free.

Bandleader Jimmy King on vocals, harp and guitar formed the Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz after sitting in with top musicians from Santana and Joe Cocker’s band. Vocalist Sugaray became interested in music while attending church, infusing a strong gospel style to his singing. He is known for his high energy and ability to get the entire crowd enthusiastically involved. Other members include Dwane Hathorn on drums, Joe Schiavone on bass guitar, Michael Mack on keyboard, and Bastos Moenho “Moe” on percussion.

The Silver Beatles will play at the Old Town Plaza at Old Town Front Street and Moreno. The Silver Beatles, a southern California Beatles tribute band, provides an uncanny reproduction of the sounds of the Beatles. This talented band, takes the audience on an audio “Magical Mystery Tour” visiting the entire Beatles repertoire along the way. They play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Guilty Conscience will be playing at Temecula Cheese Company on Front Street at Fifth from 6-9 p.m. A multi-talented band that can play top 40 tunes and favorite rock tunes from the past, Guilty Conscience was so popular at previous Hot Summer Nights spectators raised tips to convince the band to play another set.

Friday, July 16, features The Bill Magee Blues Band, L.A. Jones & The Blues Messengers, Duchicela, and the classic rock cover band Two of Us Plus 1.

L.A. Jones and The Blues Messengers represent a new breed from the old school of the blues; crossing spiritual and musical boundaries and pioneering a style that is all their own. The band blends popular jump swing of the great Texas and West Coast traditions with 1950’s Chicago Blues traditions. This energized blues band will play at the Old Town Plaza at the corner of Old Town Front and Moreno.

Bill Magee’s Blues Band has been voted best blues band in San Diego by the San Diego Music Association and the “Reader” magazine. Magee offers a New York/Chicago style of blues that is electrifying and reflects his passion for the blues. He has played with greats B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker and Bo Didley. Magee also spent several years on the road with the James Brown Revue. His band will play at the Baily’s Courtyard on Old Town Front Street from 6-9 p.m.Low Down Dirty Blues

Duchicela, a popular Andes Pan Flute Band, will return to Old Town Temecula at Villa di’ Calabro’s patio on Main Street. Using handmade wooden flutes, drums and rain sticks, this unique band recreates popular tunes, jazz and rock, into a new age retreat from the world.

Friday, July 23 will see the return of the Irish/Bluegrass band Sligo Rags, Viento Libre with Salsa tunes, and the big band sounds of Valley Winds. Kids can try their blocking and scoring skills against the Soccer Collies. Offering country-fried rock and rocking country, Nitro Express returns July 30th along with The Sixes, Hoodoo Blues and Older than Dirt.

Each Friday night also features Dynamite Dave with his crazy and free balloon hats and Deejay Geoffrey Gaier with games and prizes for the kids. August will see the Team Soil BMX stunt show, soccer collies, party jumps, and more popular bands. For more information and a current lineup see www.temeculaevents.org or call (951) 693-3952.

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