■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed
The Historic Hemet Theatre has announced the lineup for the first season of 2018. This season runs from January through April, and features eight tribute concerts. Several of the bands are favorites from previous seasons while many have never performed in Hemet before.
Concerts are always on Saturday evenings and ticket prices will remain $22 presale and $25 day of show. Special Season Tickets will be available for patrons purchasing tickets for at least four shows. Season Ticket VIPs save $2 off the presale price and are given early seating 15 minutes before general admission. A limited number of season tickets, which sell out quickly, are available for each show. The 2018 season one lineup includes:
Jan. 13: Tribute to The Beatles with Britain’s Finest
Jan. 27: Tribute to Rod Stewart featuring Forever Rod
Feb. 10: Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd by Southbound and Company
Feb. 24: Tribute to Santana featuring Smooth Sounds of Santana
March 10: Tribute to Bob Seger with Turn the Page
March 24: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac by Mirage
April 14: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen with The Rising
April 28: Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers featuring Petty and the Heartshakers
Showtime for all concerts is 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Tickets are also available at Downtown Deli, 113 N. Harvard St. and Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S. Harvard St.
Meanwhile, tickets are still available for the tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival on Oct. 21 and the tribute to The Doors on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Also coming up this month is a special double feature movie screening. “Man from Earth” is a 2007 science fiction thriller written by local screenwriter, Jerome Bixby. Emerson Bixby, one of HHT’s owners, is Jerome Bixby’s son and has written a sequel to his father’s film. “The Man from Earth: Holocene” continues the story of a 14,000 year-old man who must flee when a group of students discover his secret.
“Man from Earth” and “Man from Earth: Holocene” will be shown daily starting Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 29th. Showtime is 7 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
For a full line-up of events, visit the theatre website at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or stop by the ticket office Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. or call 951-658-5950. Enroll on the theatre’s website, www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com, for a weekly listing of coming events.