■ Susan Carrier / Contributed
After last weekend’s tribute to Fleetwood Mac, only two events remain in season one of the Tribute Mania Concert Series at the Historic Hemet Theatre (HHT). The series has been highly successful for the HHT Foundation, filling the venue with cheering fans.
On Saturday, April 14, the run continues with a tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Nicknamed ‘The Boss,’ Springsteen is best remembered for his poetic lyrics, distinctive voice and energetic stage performances. ‘The Boss’ recorded dozens of memorable classics, including “Dancing in the Dark,” “I’m on Fire,” “Born to Run,” “Glory Days,” “Thunder Road,” “Hungry Heart,” “My Hometown,” and “Born in the U.S.A.”
The Rising is a talented group of musicians with a passion for the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Their show spans nearly five decades of Springsteen’s classics, from “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” through Springsteen’s 2012 release “Wrecking Ball.”
This will be the first appearance by The Rising at HHT and local fans are thrilled to have the opportunity to hear them perform. Members of The Rising are Tom Vitorino (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Owen Goldman (drums), Bobby Holley (saxophone, percussion, vocals), Alex Rice (piano, vocals), Brian Stewart (guitar, vocals), Dan Hange (bass), and Dave Lewis (organ).
On April 14, concert patrons will also be the first to hear the lineup for season two’s Tribute Mania Series. There are eight concerts scheduled from May through August. It will also be the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the upcoming events.
Showtime for all HHT concerts is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $22 presale, $25 day of show. The final tributes in the current series will be Tom Petty (April 28).
HHT also features classic films for just $5 every Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Information on all theatre events are available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, 951-658-5950. A weekly email blast of upcoming events is available by enrolling on the website.
Event tickets are available online at www.PurplePass.com or at the theatre ticket office. Ticket office hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N. Harvard St., Hemet and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S. Harvard St., Hemet.