■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed
If you missed last weekend’s “Visions of Fleetwood Mac” performed by Mirage at the Historic Hemet Theatre, you missed a tremendous show! A near-capacity crowd clapped and cheered every classic, filling the dance floor over and over again. Michelle Tyler, performing as Stevie Nicks, twirled around in an assortment of fringed shawls while videos of Fleetwood Mac glowed behind her on the 40-foot screen.
Tyler praised the Hemet audience for their warmth and enthusiasm, something that regulars at the theatre have grown to expect. And it never fails to bring the best out in a band when they perform for an obviously appreciative crowd.
The show was the first in the new Tribute Mania Concert Series which will include tributes to Pat Benatar on July 29, The Beach Boys on August 26, Willie Nelson on September 9, Foreigner on October 7, and The Doors on November 11.
Next up on the calendar is a special tribute concert called “Cash, Killer and the King” on Saturday, July 8. Neil Marrow, Jacob Tolliver and Scot Bruce portray Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley in this red-hot rock & roll tribute.
Showtime is 7 pm. Tickets are $22 presale, and $25 day of show, available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Tickets are also available at Downtown Deli, 113 N. Harvard St. and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S. Harvard St.
For a full lineup of shows, visit the theatre website at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com, stop by the ticket office Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. or call 951-658-5950. Enroll on the website for weekly email updates.