Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Local Talent Shares the Balloon & Wine Festival Stage with Heavy Hitters Chris Young, Daughtry, & Plain White T's

 The 2015 Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival will feature performances by several local groups May 29-31 at Lake Skinner Recreation Area.
            Opening on the main stage on Friday at 5:30 pm. is Kanan Road a local country band with regional popularity. The band has just released their new album "Back on Track," which is now available on CD or digital download at  iTunes, CDBaby, and  all Kanan Road shows.  Kanan, Kyle and Kory Cox formed Kanan Road over 15 years ago as teenagers in Palmdale, California.  They named the band after the road their father used to take to the beach in Malibu, CA.  
            Friday night also showcases local talented show choir Resonate. Kicking off the evening balloon glow at 8:30 p.m. Resonate will perform a rendition of Van Morrison's "Moon Dance." The choral group  has performed throughout Southern California including Universal Studios, USS Midway, Disneyland, Mission Inn Festival of Lights and Temecula's newest signature event, the "New Year's Eve Grape Drop Countdown Bash."
            Saturday, the Festival hosts a full line up of local talent on the Wine Stage. Beginning at 11 a.m. with Lindsay Carrier, a 20-year-old singer songwriter from Temecula,  the Wine Garde

ns will be singing with local talent including  the Tim Moyer Band and J.D. Priest.  Alaina Blair, Carlsbad-native and Country/pop singer will also perform Saturday.  
            Saturday's evening balloon glow welcomes  Synchronized Vocal Jazz Ensemble back to the Wine Stage arena. Last year the Vista Murrieta High School group directed by Jennifer Page, introduced a new element to the Balloon Glow with the "flash" choir concept and a tribute to the "Wicked" hot air balloon glowing that night. Their performance and participation won the Festival a Silver award for best new promotional activity  at the International Festival's and Events Association 2014 Convention.  They will be performing "Glow," a song written by   Nick Baumhardt, Josh Crosby, Brittany Nicole Waddell.
Chris Young on the Main Stage Sunday
            Sunday's wine stage will include the Q103 and Radio 945 Rising Star band competition winners. The bands have been submitting their music to the iHeart Radio judges. Public voting for the bands began May 8. Midnight Satellites will represent Q103 and Blood Type G will represent Radio 945.
            Local band Lifetime Rocker will close out the wine stage performances with their hybrid band The Heart of Rock N Roll  performing a tribute to Huey Lewis.
Local wineries and chefs are showcasing their talent in the Food and Wine Pairing event where premium Temecula Valley Wines are paired with executive chefs from Cafe Champagne at Thornton Winery, Baily's Restaurant, Rustico Ristorante & Pizzeria,  Monte de Oro Bistro, Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant, La Bella Vita Restaurant, Primal Cravings, Smokey Mountain Catering, and E.A.T Marketplace & Eatery.  
The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is held at Lake Skinner Recreation area in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country.  For Festival information visit or call (951) 676-6713.

Daughtry headlines the stage Saturday with Plain White T's and John Waite. The Main Stage is sponsored by Pechanga Resort & Casino