Matt Costa benefit concert at Derby’s to help injured motorcyclist

Matt Costa.

■ Chronicle News Staff

Southern California native Matt Costa returns to Derby’s Bar and Grill in Hemet on Friday, April 19, in a benefit concert for Hemet native and Wheelhouse friend Josh Hanson, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident last March (see GoFundMe). Costa brings his love of 60’s folk and 70’s and 80’s pop/rock songs to the venue ahead of a scheduled appearance in May at the BeachLife Festival. Costa and a guest performer will play acoustic guitar at Derby’s and be preceded by local artist Geoff Clark and Temecula musician Jacob Simon. Tickets, which are $15, are available through both Derby’s and Costa’s websites ( and, at Eventbrite, or in person at Derby’s bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Derby’s is located at 2860 W. Florida Ave. behind Big 5.

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