ETC announces concerts for 2022

Tainted Love performs at Lake Clementia Amphitheater in 2015.
Tainted Love in its 2015 appearance at Lake Clementia Amphitheater.

Entertainment, Theater and Culture announced its 2022 concert season – five shows that will have Lake Clementia Amphitheater rocking this summer. ETC concerts have been staged for more than 20 years by community volunteers.

Concerts are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

The 2022 lineup:

Sunday, May 22, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Rancho Murieta Country Club

The season begins with the free ETC Kick-Off event. There will be wine tasting and food provided by local restaurants. You can buy your memberships and concerts tickets, volunteer for concert duties and enter to win door prizes.

Saturday, June 11: Tainted Love – the Best of the ’80s Live

The Bay Area-based Tainted Love has been here before, and it’s one of the most requested acts to ever appear at the lake. They feature great music of the ‘80s, and the musicians have taken their music to major clubs, ballrooms and rock venues. 

Saturday, July 2: Smith, country-pop rock

Smith is a six-piece pop country group located in South California that performs hits from artists such as Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert to Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. It’s a great mix of modern country with classics.

Saturday, July 23: Def Leppard Revisited and Journey Revisited

You have two great bands and two great tributes. The Def Leppard honors one of the best-selling groups in the world, with hard-rocking anthems like “Photograph” and “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” The Journey tribute aims to replicate the sounds of classic Journey hits, like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Any Way You Want It.”

Saturday, Aug. 13: Mustache Harbor, soft rock

For more than a decade, this band has been thrilling audiences who are fans of Christopher Cross, Steely Dan, Ace, Kenny Loggins and the Little River Band. They entertain with the smoothest renditions of songs from the 1970s and ‘80s.

Saturday, Sept. 3: Uptown Funk, the ultimate tribute to Bruno Mars

Get on your feet! This internationally touring sensation has been performing all of Bruno Mars hits since 2018. Uptown Funk’s stage production captures all of the magic of Mars’ live performances.

To contact ETC, the email address is or see them on Facebook at 

The season for giving

Some ideas for giving this holiday season.

Shopping for a sweet tooth in the family? Rancho Murietan Kiwanis, which helps children in Rancho Murieta, is selling See’s Candies in a variety of ways.

  • In-person sales: At the Bel Air Shopping Center (near Town & Country Real Estate) from Friday to Sunday (Nov. 26-28) noon to 5 p.m. and December weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Online local sales: Go to There’s free local pickup or delivery.
  • Online orders for shipping: Go to and order for shipping throughout the nation. Deadline: Dec. 3.

Christmas Share is staged by the Rancho Murieta Community Church, 14670 Cantova Way. The needs:

  • Sacramento’s homeless. Your new or gently used coats, sleeping bags or two-person tents can be placed in the large crate in the church lobby.
  • Arab American Learning Center, 2758 Eastern Ave., Sacramento. They need cash donations to help with many refugees families from Afghanistan. Or donate a bike in any condition in the church lobby. The learning center will refurbish them so the refugees can use them as transportation to work and school.
  • The Community Church’s mission church partner in Lomas Bonitas, Mexico, is in need of cash donations. The church needs reliable transportation and hopes to raise enough money for a van. The church is also paying medical expenses for two children, ages 6 and 15, who are on oxygen, battling Covid-19.

You can make a contribution by check. Make it out to Rancho Murieta Community Church and write which charity it’s for in the memo field. You can mail to the church or drop in the offering boxes.

The Rancho Murieta Association is sponsoring a Toy and Food Drive to benefit the Elk Grove Unified School District Healthy Start program.  Wanted: Nonperishable food items or new, unwrapped toys. There’s a box located in the RMA office lobby. Through Dec. 13.

The Kiwanis Club is once again offering “Sweats for Vets” – a program that offers clothing as vets are released from the Veterans Administration Hospital at Mather. Due to the fear of covid, the Kiwanis is asking for donations of cash, checks or Walmart gift cards. Donations can be made at, by check (make the check payable to “Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta – Sweats for Vets)” or by contributing at the RMA Building. The Kiwanis will make contributions to the hospital, which will buy the items for the vets. The Kiwanis Club address is P.O. Box 855, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683. The drive ends on Dec. 20.

Fifteenth annual Toys for Tots.  New, unwrapped toys.  Collection bins located at Ace Hardware, Town & Country Real Estate, Rancho Murieta Homes & Land, Local Bean and at the Country Club. Deadline: Dec. 22.