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Hot Summer Nights sees last concert of summer at Sam Hicks Park, Zydeco with Bayou Brothers Friday, August 23

TEMECULA, CA – Bring your Zydeco ties, rub-boards, and dancing shoes for the Bayou Brothers Concert at Sam Hicks Park, 6 p.m. Friday, August 23.

Sam Hicks Park: The Bayou Brothers

This free concert  features one of San Diego’s favorite Zydeco bands. With a sound straight out of Louisiana Crawfish Boils and dance clubs, the Bayou Brothers blend the Cajun sounds of accordion, rub-board, bass, drums, guitar and three-part harmony to bring  authentic Zydeco energy that gets everyone dancing.

This is the last concert of the summer in Sam Hicks Park.

Bring a  picnic blanket and the family. A Jolly Jump is also at the park during the concert.

Harmony Stage on Old Town Front Street: HooDoo Blues 

Playing at the Harmony Stage on Old Town Front Street is veteran blues man – Bill Magee and his Blues Band, HooDoo Blues from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jimi Hendrix was playing as Jimmy James when Willie (Bill) Magee met, befriended and eventually joined up with Hendrix to form the band “Jimmy James and the Flames.” In 1967, Hendrix went to England, and Magee took his newly formed band, the “Kansas City Playboys”on a tour. Magee has performed with James Brown, B.B, King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Water, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley. The Bill Magee Blues Band has been nominated dozens of times for best blues band at the San Diego Music Awards and won the honors in 2003 and 2004.

Baily’s Courtyard: Safety Orange 

Headlining at Baily’s Courtyard is Safety Orange, the beach rock band that ushered in the New Year at Town Square this year. Started by Harry Elmore and Sol Turpin as a fun after-surf activity, the musicians created an original fun beach vibe – Beach Rock, a blend of rock, reggae, rap, punk, and Ska. They blend original tunes with top 40 music, mix it with a ton of energy to make  them popular with young and old. They play from 7 to 10 p.m.

5th and Front Street @ Temecula Cheese Company: Nitro Express

Finally, Nitro Express, with their high energy country-fried rock will play at 5th and Front Street (Temecula Cheese Company) from 6 to 9 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.

Where to Park: 

Don’t worry about parking. The parking garage at 3rd Street and Mercedes next to city hall has plenty of spaces – and it is free.

Park and Trolley:

During the evening you can take a musical ride through yesteryear in the Old Town Trolley. There is a trolley stop at the parking garage  and many stops throughout Old Town, and the trolley makes stops every 10 minutes.

For the Kids:

Dynamite Dave will be at Old Town Front and Main Street in Old Town from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Professor Pennypickle is up to crazy fun and science with balloons at Pennypickle’s Workshop/Temecula Children’s Museum from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

For information visitwww.pennypickles.org.

For Hot Summer Nights information and a current lineup see www.temeculaevents.org or call (951) 678-1456.


 August 23: Bayou Brothers (Cajun/Zydeco), Bill Magee (Blues), Safety Orange (Beach Rock), Nitro Express (Countryrock), and for the kids – Jolly Jumps

August 30: LeftCoast Willie, Valley Winds, Little Lies, and for the kids, Jolly Jumps.

About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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