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Tainted Love

Tainted Love, one of the biggest hits of ETC's 2015 season, is returning this summer.

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If the warmer temperatures have you thinking about spring, here's a chance to fast-forward your mood to summer. Entertainment, Theatre & Culture has announced its 2016 season of five Saturday-night shows, two of them evenings with two musical acts. And they're bringing back a much-requested band from last season. Here's all the information, plus video of many of the bands.

ETC, as it's known, is marking its 15th anniversary year of community volunteers staging summer musical entertainment at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. The music is great, the venue is delightful. Summer music at the lake is one of the good things about living in Rancho Murieta.

Here's the rundown on the season. ETC said price information will follow soon.

Sunday, April 24: ETC Kickoff Event

Wine tasting from local wineries and food from local restaurants, served from 3 to 6 p.m. at Rancho Murieta Country Club. This free event is a chance to renew your membership and get a preview of the music to come.


June 11: Foreverland, a 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute

The band’s 14 members joined forces in the Bay Area in 2009 and have played around the country. Foreverland features four vocalists, power horns and a strong rhythm section, playing the Michael Jackson hits from every era, starting with the Jackson 5.

From the band’s website: “A different kind of tribute band, you won’t see any impersonations here. Instead, Foreverland simply aims to honor and do justice to the music and spirit of the King of Pop. Throughout this truly unforgettable performance, die-hard fans will relive their favorite MJ moments, and younger crowds will rediscover the amazing music that remains timeless.”



July 2: Rockin’ Down the Hiway (Doobie Brothers and highway music) and The Rising (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

Rockin’ Down the Hiway offers the hits of the Doobie Brothers and a tribute to songs about automobiles and the open road. The Rising’s seven-piece band will bring Bruce Springsteen’s music to Clementia, from the first album to the current day. It's a musical combination that should talk to many Murietans.





July 23: Swift Country (Kaylee Starr’s tribute to Taylor Swift) and Cripple Creek Band (country/Southern rock)

Swift Country, out of Colusa, is headed up by Kaylee Starr, a powerhouse country singer. The five-piece band offers Taylor Swift’s hits. Unless you've been living in a cave without cable, you know Taylor Swift's music. Or ask your kids.

The Cripple Creek Band lit up the Country Club when it performed there last September. Here’s a chance to see the band’s mix of country, rock and Southern rock – covers and original music – in a bigger setting. Ask the people who saw them at the club.



Aug. 13: Journey Unauthorized

The band, based in the Bay Area, has performed all over the country and entertained U.S. troops all over the world. Enjoy an evening of Journey hits, songs like "Any Way You Want It" and "Don't Stop Believing."



Sept. 3: Tainted Love

Rancho Murieta loved them the first time around, so, only a year after the first visit, Tainted Love is coming back to Lake Clementia. It will be an evening to revisit the music of the ‘80s – AC/DC, Madonna, Van Halen, Michael Jackson, Journey, Queen, J. Geils, U2 and more. They filled the dance floor like no other band at Lake Clementia last year.

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Yay ETC!

This is going to be such a great summer! Thank you ETC!

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