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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Island Party Music,Country and Beach tunes this Friday in Old Town Temecula

Shake ... shake...shake -- you're way to the Island Party sounds of Upstream Friday, Aug. 27 for OldTown Temecula Hot Summer Nights.

Hailing from Triidad and Tobago, this band is the real deal with -  reggae, Soca, Calypso, steel drum and beach party sounds. Band leader "Haile Blackman" (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Record Producer & MPC Guardian), explains that Upstream’s ultimate purpose is to take the audience on a journey, a temporary escape from themselves and a permanent escape from boredom. They perform at Baily’s Courtyard from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Also playing Friday at the Temecula Valley Cheese Company 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, Nitro Express averages 200 performances a year playing at casinos and clubs from Southern California to Arizona and Nevada.

Guilty Conscience will perform at Sweet Lumpy’s. This multi-talented band plays cover tunes from the 80s to current. The seven-piece band can perform everything from classic rock, to jazz standards, dance covers R&B and all points in between. They have played throughout Southern California and locally at many of the wineries as well as Hot Summer Nights for the past three years.

The Valley Winds Swing Band makes one last summer appearance in Old Town at the Tesoro Winery parking lot. Bring your chairs and be prepared to hear big band sounds mixed with new jazz band tunes and all the horns. Solos, swing era tunes from Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington are all in the repertoire. The Valley Winds is a community band and open to all community members. Interested concert band musicians can sign up online at http://www.valleywinds.org/.

Palomar Hotel has a new band the Brewery Brothers - check them out near 5th Street and Old Town Front.

Dynamite Dave will also be in Old Town making his balloon creations. 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.

For Hot Summer Nights information and a current lineup see http://www.temeculacalifornia.com/ or call (951) 693-3952. Check out our new eatery and drinkery map too.
Old Town Temecula Map