Retro rock, countryfried Rock, Beatles tunes and a new version of rock coined Outlaw Rock will blast Friday, August 2 into a rocking summer night. Beginning at 6 p.m., the bands Fusion Beat, Silver Beatles and Jeffrey James and the Wanted Gang will provide concerts.
See Orange County's top teen band, Fusion Beat, Friday, August 2 at the Sam Hicks Park Gazebo from 6 to 9 p.m. The Lake Forest band, made up of teens ages 13 and 17, has performed more than 60 shows, including performances at The House of Blues and Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Fusion Beat won the People's Choice/Favorite band in 2012 at the OC Music Awards. The band is fronted by vocalists Mary Desmond, brother Mark Desmond and Sean Walsh. The band features Jason Campbell on lead guitar, Robert Guzman on rhythm guitar/percussion, Michael Gall on keyboards and the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Tyler Kong and bassist Zach Olshan.
Be sure to check out the Temecula History Museum in between Fusion Beat breaks at Sam Hicks Park. Familys get a chance to "Touch History" here at the museum remains open through the concert hours.
Jeffrey James and the Wanted Gangwill play at the Harmony Stage until 9 p.m. This band covers all the bases with James' heart-thumping, toe-tapping, "Outlaw Rock." James has paid his dues on the music scene, having co-headlined with some big music names from the glam rock days of the late 80s, Guns and Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. Later as his career progressed, he toured and played in opening acts for Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Chris LeDoux, Neal McCoy, Shania Twain and Clint Black.
Catch the Silver Beatles next to the Temecula Cheese Company at 5th and Old Town Front Street from 6 to 9 p.m. Playing all the Beatles Tunes from mop top days to Sgt. Pepper, the Silver Beatles come complete with a costume change.
Nitro Express, with their high energy country-fried rock will headline at Baily's from 7 to 10 p.m. A Hot Summer Nights' favorite due to the band's versatility and tight musicianship, Nitro Express is typically billed as a Country or Country-Rock band. Their influences, however, range from Bakersfield to Liverpool, Nashville to London, Texas to Chicago, and Detroit to Sweet Home Alabama. Classic Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, R&B, Country, Southern Rock, Surf Music, Motown, and even Reggae are some of the components that make up their unique sound.
Dynamite Dave will be at Old Town Front and Main Street in Old Town from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can get a bug's eye view of life at Pennypickle’s Workshop/Temecula Children’s Museum from 5:30-8:30 p.m. during "Bug-O-Logy" at the museum. For information visit www.pennypickles.org.
For Hot Summer Nights information and a current lineup see http://www.temeculacalifornia.com/Summer/Hot_Summer_Nights/hot_summer_nights.htmlor call (951) 678-1456.