Lake Clementia Amphitheater -- is there a better place in the area to see a show on a summer night?
Here's the 2015 season!
The Purple Ones, leading Prince tribute band
Saturday, May 30 Members $20, non-members $30
Based in Oakland, the 10-piece purple ones play homage to The Purple One himself ... Prince! The man has recorded 25 albums and sold 100 million worldwide.
The Purple Ones, which have been packing Bay Area venues such as Bimbo's 365 Club, Slim's, the Red Devil Lounge and many more, are made up of four horns, two guitars, keyboards, drums and fronted by the uncanny voices of Kazam Ali and Pamela Fields.
Party like its 1999 with band members as they faithfully power though hit after hit and deep cuts with classics such as "Little Red Corvette," "1999," "I Feel for You," "I Would Die 4 U," "Controversy," "It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night," "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," "Lets Go Crazy," "Darling Nikki," "Computer Blue," "Dirty Mind" and many more.
Pride & Joy, pop and soul party band
Saturday, June 20 Members $20, non-members $30
Like to dance? Like shows that have a party vibe? This show's for you!
Pride & Joy, the pride of the Bay Area, present timeless pop-soul in a show that pulls the audience off of their blankets. They've been on the scene for 25 years, performing sold-out shows all over the Bay Area, around Tahoe and throughout Southern California and Arizona.
Focusing on Motown, Pride & Joy also mixes in '70s, '80s and '90s pop dance favorites. Some of the hits you might hear at a Pride & Joy show include "Respect," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," "Brick House," "Love Roller Coaster," "Me &and Mrs. Jones," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Soul Man" and many more.
Super Diamond, the best of Neil Diamond
Saturday, July 11 Members $25, non-members $35
Who doesn't sing along with "Sweet Caroline"? Or "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"? How about "Song Sung Blue"? If you're a fan of hit machine Neil Diamond, you'll want to be at this show.
It's a different Neil Diamond tribute band than the one that visited Lake Clementia in 2009. This one, featuring Surreal Neil and Super Diamond, began to perform in the Bay Area and then all over the U.S.
Hotel California, a Salute to the Eagles
Saturday, Aug. 8 Members $25, non-members $35
Hotel California blends their vocal and musical talents to reproduce the sound of the Eagles studio recordings. The band, comprised of five respected industry professionals, offers a dynamic show that brings the music of the Eagles to life.
Each concert presents an exciting showcase of Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases like “Get Over It” and “Love will Keep Us Alive.” The group also performs select titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh.
Hotel California drew more than a thousand fans to Lake Clementia when it played here in 2008.
Tainted Love, the best of the '80s
Saturday, Aug. 29 Members $20, non-members $30
It was quite a decade for music, and Tainted Love brings it all home for you -- AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, Journey, Queen, J. Geils, U2, Van Halen and more.
Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta is sponsoring its ninth annual essay contest for graduating high school seniors who live in Rancho Murieta North or South.
This year, applicants can select a topic from a list of three to address in their essay:
How have the arts (dance, music, visual art, theater) contributed to who you are today and who you will be tomorrow?
What is it about the arts (dance, music, visual art, theater) that sets you on fire?
Describe a creative art work (dance, music, visual art, theater) that has had an influence on you and explain why.
ETC will award the $2,000 scholarship directly to the college or trade school the contest winner will attend in the Fall of 2015 or Spring of 2016 and it will apply toward the winner’s tuition and fees. The entry form with contest rules is available at the Rancho Murieta Association Building or can be downloaded here.
Essays must be 550 to 600 words in length and postmarked by June 2, 2015. The contest winner will be announced at the July 11, 2015 concert.
ETC is a volunteer non-profit organization that provides entertainment events for the Rancho Murieta community. In addition to giving back to the Rancho Murieta community through the high school ETC Essay Contest, arts grants are also made to the elementary and middle schools. Support and resources are also given to other important community events, such as the Susan G. Komen golf tournament, Cosumnes River Little League and Summerfest.
For more information about the scholarship program or other ETC philanthropic efforts, contact Stephanie Stanislaus at 354-0901.
Help make summer special
The ETC Board of Directors has a few vacancies this year as some of our long-time volunteer Directors are moving off the Board to travel and focus on other interests. If you love music, concerts, the arts, and our community, please consider serving on the ETC Board for a two year service commitment. We have a lot of fun and passion for the arts and need some other folks to join us to keep the ETC Summer Concert Seasons strong and thriving for our community.
Throughout the year, the ETC Board Members divide up the various tasks in preparation for our Summer Concerts. They all also pitch in on the days of the concerts to make these events the highlight of our warm summer weekends. If you are interested in serving on the ETC Board, please contact one of the two Board Members listed below. All interested applicants must be sponsored by a current Board Member, complete a simple application process, and be approved by the total Board. The application period is September-November each year.
President: Vickie Joyner (531-3544) Secretary: Jane Rosetta (996-4438) Treasurer: Mike Shamrock (284-8492)
ETC is a volunteer non-profit organization that provides entertainment events for the Rancho Murieta community. In addition to giving back to the Rancho Murieta community through a college scholarship essay contest, arts grants are also made to the elementary and middle schools, and support and resources are also given to other important community events, such as the OKC Corral, Susan G. Komen golf tournament, Cosumnes River Little League and Summerfest. For more information about the scholarship program or other ETC philanthropic efforts, contact Stephanie Stanislaus at 354-0901.