2014 looks like a great summer!
Entertainment, Theatre & Culture has a great summer of entertainment planned for 2014. Do you like good music on a summer evening, with maybe a picnic spread on a blanket as you sit alongside a gorgeous Lake Clementia?
Well, then, welcome to ETC! Have we got a fun summer for you!
Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m.: Long Time
For years now, Long Time has been performing the hits of the band Boston, but Long Time doesn’t stop there. The band’s Aug. 2 show at Lake Clementia Amphitheater, staged by Entertainment, Theatre & Culture for Rancho Murieta, will offer hard-rocking music from a half-dozen other hit-making bands.
The distinctive Boston sound -- guitar harmonies and big vocals -- that launched hits like “More Than a Feeling,” “Piece of Mind,” “Smokin’,” “Amanda” and “Don’t Look Back,” will give life to songs from legendary bands like Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Kansas, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple.
Long Time is made up of talented Northern California musicians who’ve been performing at festivals, corporate events, private parties and special occasions since 2008.
Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m.: Chicago Tribute Authority
Chicago Tribute Authority, a band that graced Lake Clementia Amphitheater in 2009, will return Aug. 30 to wrap up the 2014 season.
Chicago Tribute Authority’s eight musicians made their debut as a band in 2006, offering faithful reproductions of the music of Chicago, a group that has been making hits since 1967. And Chicago Tribute Authority covers them all, from the oldest to the newest.
Some examples from the Sacramento-based band’s song list: “25 or 6 to 4,” “Baby What a Big Surprise,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Make Me Smile,” “Questions 67 and 68,” “Saturday in the Park” and many more.
As the band’s promotion material says, “While they make no pretense of being the original, Chicago Tribute Authority comes close enough in their performance you may ask yourself ‘Does Anybody Really Know Which Band It Is?’"
Info on shows and tickets
Shows are held at Lake Clementia Amphitheater in Rancho Murieta. Tickets will be available in front of Local Bean at the ETC tickets table Friday and Saturday two weeks before the show. Tickets are available for members at the Biz Center. Non-members can purchase at Local Bean, Go Fore Pizza and the Biz Center at any time. Price: $20 for ETC members, $30 for non-members.
President: Vicki Joyner (531-3544)
Vice president: Mike Mann (747-7229)
Secretary: Jane Rosetta (996-4438)
Treasurer: Mike Shamrock (284-8492)
Past President: Michelle Hubbell (396-5915)
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.