Head to the beach - of Old Town Temecula - that is - this Friday, July 29, for Reggae tunes from the Califarians, unique So-Cal Rock beach tunes from Safety Orange, classic rock by the Two of Us and western from Older than Dirt. The music starts at 6 p.m. with some bands playing 7 to 10 p.m.
The Califarians feature the founding drummer of "Slightly Stoopid" (Adam Bausch), former guitarist of "The English Beat" (HK), and former bassist of "Big Mountain" (Shamus Daley). Creating a buzz in Southern California clubs, the band mixes a blend of Old School Roots Reggae Rhythms with Hip-Hop and Reggae Drum Beats. They play at Baily's Courtyard from 7 to 10 p.m.
Safety Orange is a Beach Band started by Harry Elmore and Sol Turpin as a fun after Surf activity. After a couple house parties it became a lifetime passion for Sol. Through the years the band has changed lineups, but the music has always stayed true to the original fun beach vibe - Beach Rock, a blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk, and Ska.
"Safety Orange played Temecula for the first time last year at Hot Summer Nights. They were definitely one of the most popular "new" bands for last year," stated event promoter Melody Brunsting.
Each Friday night through September 2, Hot Summer Nights presents a variety of bands and family entertainment. Most family games and activities are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. See the schedule at www.temeculacalifornia.com for details.
Hot Summer Nights is sponsored by the City of Temecula. This is the 12th year for the event which features up to five bands each Friday as well as family activities in Old Town Temecula. Parking in the Old Town district is free. There are numerous restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and unique food choices for the palate and dozens of boutiques, antique shops and gift stores for browsing. For more information on Temecula events see www.temecu