Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hot Summer Nights Offers Rock, Country Rock and Classic Blues Friday

Nitro Express Band

Headlining the Hot Summer Nights July 30 lineup is Nitro Express, a country-rock band that blends strong harmonies, virtuoso musicianship and a strong beat whether playing rock, bluegrass, R&B or country. The band averages 200 performances a year playing at casinos and clubs from Southern California to Arizona and Nevada. They will play from 6 to 9 p.m. at Baily’s Courtyard.
The “Sixes” is a rock/blues band comprised of three local talented musicians; John Leclerc on lead guitar and vocals, Adam Moore on the bass and lead vocals, and Spencer Smith on drums. Playing a range of cover tunes, some might remember John Leclerc best as a solo blues guitarist. The band will play at Sweet Lumpy’s from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hoodoo Blues Music
Speaking of blues, Hoodoo Blues takes the stage at Old Town Plaza from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Formed in 1999 Hoodoo Blues has opened for national acts Guitar Shorty and B.J. Sharp. Well known for infectious rhythms and a blend of blues, swing, funk and rock, Hoodoo Blues has been featured at numerous San Diego venues and festivals.

With an average age of 72, Older than Dirt charms audiences with their country licks, washboard and gut bucket rhythm, and basic love for music. Older than Dirt is a band of five to seven musicians that take pride in their name and uniqueness. They’ll be performing at their favorite location, in front of the Old Town Smoke Shop on Front Street near Rosa’s Cantina.

Also on Friday, July 30 are Dynamite Dave and Deejay Geoffrey Gaier with fun for families. Dynamite Dave creates a variety of balloon hats, animals, and toys while Gaier will challenge guests with trivia, bubble gum contests and hula hoop contests.

Also appearing at Tesoro Winery parking lot is The Two of Us Plus 1. Every Friday night at Pennypickle’s Workshop/Temecula Children’s Museum, children and their parents can enjoy science adventures from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information visit www.pennypickles.org.

The Merc at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater features Rock ‘n Roll Friday evenings beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. For plays, musicals and performances at the Theater see www.temeculatheater.org. For Hot Summer Nights information and a current lineup (951) 693-3952.

Additional links:
Complete Hot Summer Nights Schedule, location at times at www.temeculacalifornia.com