Open Road, a band comprised entirely of professional studio musicians and teachers, will be featured this Friday, August 5 at Old Town Temecula's Hot Summer Nights. Whether it's blues, rock or jazz, this band of four provides a huge sound featuring Kenneth Rice on the saxophone, guitarist Buddy Mercer, bass guitarist/singer/songwriter, and drummer/vocalist Paul Pierce. Together they cover every favorite rock, R&B, blues and jazz tune on any playlist. They will play at Baily's from 7 to 10 p.m.
Additional bands August 5 include Guilty Conscience (Pop), Silver Beatles, (tribute band), Valley Winds Big Band, and Sean & Donna.
Guilty Conscience is a popular top 40s cover band from the Temecula area. With a wide range of vocals, and extensive play list, if you have a favorite tune, it's likely Guilty Conscience will play it.
"Fans often pitch in tip money to get this band to play just one more song. We've extended Hot Summer Nights hours this year to accommodate the encores of bands like Guilty Conscience," stated Melody Brunsting, event promoter.
Guilty Conscience plays on the patio at Temecula Cheese Company from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Silver Beatles take you on an audio " Magical Mystery Tour" with the entire Beatles' Repertoire from Ed Sullivan to Sgt Peppers. Ahh, but they do come visually complete with costume change too. This look and sound has given the Silver Beatles gigs at numerous city concerts around Southern California . They were also included in the "Beatles Revolution Lounge" at the Mirage in Las Vegas. They play at Sweet Lumpy's from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For big band fans, pull up a chair and be ready to cut a rug at Tesoro Winery's parking lot as the Valley Winds Big Band will play a variety of big band sounds from Les Brown to Brian Setzer. They play from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your fold up chairs, this lot often runs out of chairs during Valley Winds concerts. This is a community band of 17 members. The entire Valley Winds band has over 65 members and is sponsored by Mt. San Jacinto College. Visit www.valleywinds.org for more information.
Contemporary acoustical musicians Sean and Donna will play on the patio at Villa di Calabro from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There are also prizes and games with Mike Dellinger of Q103 as he hosts Hot Summer Nights and crazy balloon creations from Dynamite Dave.
For more information on Temecula events see www.temeculaevents.org or call (951) 678-1456.
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