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Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series Continues This Weekend With Two Tribute Bands
The FREE 2011 Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series continues this Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 on Center Stage. This week's bands include tributes to Neil Young and U2.
“If you’re looking for something to do this weekend in Southern California, these free concerts are a great option,” says Rebecca Smith, Director of Marketing for Lake Arrowhead Village. “Center Stage is just upstairs from the lake. And plenty of great restaurants, specialty shops and outlet stores will be open late.”
Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. The Neil Deal (Neil Young Tribute)
If you like Neil Young, you will dig The Neil Deal, which covers Neil Young classics as well as their own similarly styled original songs. Made up of talented musicians and led by Dennis Neil, the band boasts music featuring electric rock and acoustic guitar. Though the band members’ names and faces may have changed throughout the years, the talent has remained. And the Neil Young vibe performed by The Neil Deal can’t be beat.
Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute)
The magic of U2 has captured the hearts and minds of millions and has produced one of the largest followings in history. For the past eight years, Joshua Tree has earned a national reputation as having captured a piece of that magic and emerging as the premiere U2 experience. Named “One of the Top 10 Tribute Bands” by Vegas Rocks! Magazine, Joshua Tree band members perform in character with accurate set-lists and riveting performances. Joshua Tree recreates the experience of seeing the super group U2 perform!
Continuing weekend nights and special holiday dates through mid-September, the Summer Concert Series features popular solo artists such as Leif Garrett and Antonio Pontarelli and renowned groups like the Spazmatics, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the Jay Blues Band and Martha Davis & the Motels. Talented tribute bands will include Journey tribute band called Lights, Eagles’ tribute Desperado; Pink Floyd tribute Which One’s Pink; and an Aerosmith Tribute band, Aeromyth.
While festival seating for the concerts is free, tables can be reserved for $100 (for a full table/which seats up to 10) or $50 (for a half table, which seats up to 4). Also, event sponsorships are still available. For a comprehensive schedule, click here. Please be aware that performers are subject to change without notice. For more information about sponsorships, table reservations or performers, contact Becca Smith at 909-337-2533.
Antonio Pontarelli—Saturday, July 23
An award-winning musician, Antonio Pontarelli gets audiences on their feet with his engaging electric violin rock performances. Debuting at Carnegie Hall in 2010, the gifted rock singer-songwriter and bow-wielding wunderkind connects classical roots with the pulse of modern day music, delighting audiences from every generation.
The University of Southern California senior honors student began his career at age three by winning the Music Heritage String Competition, which was his first of 42 national and international music awards. His lengthy list of laurels—as both musician and songwriter— includes being deemed Grand Champion on NBC’s “America’s Most Talented Kids."
Martha Davis & the Motels—Saturday, August 20
Martha Davis and her band, The Motels, were signed to Capitol Records in 1979, where they recorded six albums. Their self-titled debut was greeted with positive critical reviews in 1979, and exploded in Australia on the strength of the #2 Pop single, Total Control. Subsequent hits included Careful, which went Top 50; All Four One, which included the smash single Only the Lonely; Remember the Nights; Shame; Policy; and Little Robbers, The group dominated the music scene throughout the 1980s and was voted Best Performance at the 1982 American Music Awards. Capitol has just reissued an expanded and re-mastered edition of the legendary All Four One album, which contains previously unreleased bonus tracks. In 2000, look for The Motels Anthology, a first ever double disk of rarities, b-sides, soundtrack cuts as well as live performances. Martha Davis recently signed a production deal with DreamWorks SKG and has just written a children’s album.
Leif Garrett—Friday, August 26
A celebrated actor and singer, Leif Garrett has starred in more than 60 hit television shows and scores of movies and is a multi-gold and platinum recording artist. One of the most popular teen idols of all time, Garrett graced magazine covers and posters in teenage girls’ bedroom walls across the world. He is best known for his albums Runaround Sue, Surfin’ USA, and Feel the Need, which included his hit: I Was Made for Dancin’. His latest album, Three Sides Of…., was released in 2007 and includes originals, covers and a remake of his most enduring hit, I Was Made for Dancin’. These days Garrett is concentrating on his acting career and continues to write and record new music.
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