■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed
The Historic Hemet Theatre experienced yet another successful concert event on Saturday, Sept. 23 when it hosted DSB, America’s favorite tribute band to Journey. And the performance was just as amazing as it was when the band performed here last year.
This time, however, the crowd was a bit smaller, but every bit as loud and enthusiastic. The signature sound of Steve Perry and Journey filled the auditorium along with the singing, clapping and cheers of hundreds of fans. Lead singer Juan Del Castillo and the band were thrilled to return to the venue, raving about the energy of the fans as they belted out classic lyrics with the slightest prompting. The dance floor was full for most of the concert – whether for a slow ballad or a rowdy rock classic.
At intermission, the gift basket raffle raised $379 for the building fund, bringing the fund to nearly $23,000. Basket donors included Joanne Morello, Boo at the Bowl, Golden Era Productions, and a free lawn winterization from TY-Care.
The concert was the vintage movie house’s 13th concert of 2017, with nearly 10,000 visitors todate. Five concerts remain, including an elegant fundraising gala in December.
Showtime for HHT concerts is 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 presale, $25 day of show, available at the following locations: online at www.PurplePass.com; HHT ticket office; Downtown Deli, 113 N. Harvard St.; and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S. Harvard St.
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Meanwhile, Hemet Sunset Rotary on Friday is sponsoring a comedy night fundraiser at HHT on Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. The event will feature KFI radio personality Justin Worsham, poking fun at the wacky world of fatherhood. Tickets are just $20, $15 for military and Rotary members.
Coming up on October 7 is the next concert in the “Tribute Mania” series – a Tribute to Foreigner by the renowned tribute band 4NR [See related article this issue.]. Tickets are selling fast but will be available the week of the show.