Well, the Arrowhead Arts Association has done it again.Their summer concert series is one of the best and you, too, can spend warm summer nights under the stars enjoying friends, the beautiful scenery and the great music when the organization presents their Summer Concert Series.
My suggestion is that you get out your calendar right now and write these events in it so you will enjoy all the concerts this summer.
July 11, 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. you need to be at the Arrowhead Lake Association’s Tavern Bay Beach Club. Near the UCLA Conference Center, these concerts are fabulous and so well attended that you need to be there early. The gates open at 5 p.m. and all concerts begin at 6 p.m. Adult tickets for a night you’ll remember are $20 and Kindergarten through 12th graders are free. The association has always had a commitment to enhancing the music life of children which has been commendable and continues as an enormous part of their programs. They hope, by allowing children in free to concerts that parents and/or grandparents will avail themselves of this unique opportunity to help promote great music for the “younger generation” and that it will help enhance their interest in the arts for the rest of their lives.
For ticket information or table reservations call (909) 337-4296. You will thoroughly enjoy these summer nights of music. It’s like being at the Hollywood Bowl except you’re next to beautiful Lake Arrowhead, there aren’t thousands of people there and it’s a whole lot closer than driving to Los Angeles.
Second District Supervisor Janice Rutherford thoroughly enjoyed the Arrowhead Arts Association’s first “Summer Concert” at the ALA Beach Club. She was accompanied to the event by her adorable (almost three-year-old son) Noah.
On July 11 you can enjoy the sounds of the “Eagles” tribute. Sing along with “Hotel California” and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy an evening of great “Eagles” hits. Trust me, you’ll love it!
July 18 the John Stanley King Band will present a program that features everything from “Old Blue Eyes,” (Frank Sinatra) to the laid-back beach sounds of fabulous Jimmy Buffet. Margaritaville, anyone?
The last of the summer concerts, on July 25, the association welcomes back the great sounds of the “big band era” when an 18-piece swing band, entitled “The Big Band Theory” comes to town. The exceptional band is composed of members of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees. Not only are they brilliant scientists and other JPL employees, but they’re incredible musicians. Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re back in the ’40s listening to Tommy Dorsey or another of the “big bands.” Last year this event was really, really, fun and some people danced and had a great time!
See you there! Be sure to take a sweater or jacket because as we all know, when the sun goes down it can be a little chilly by the lake.
I hope you support the Arrowhead Arts Association because they support the mountain communities. Not only are these concerts really entertaining, the location is beautiful and the company couldn’t be better. You’re bound to find your neighbors, business or organization representatives and you might even find Mister or Misses “Right.” You never know…………………..
Since the organization was formed in the 1980s (1985, I believe) their purpose has been to bring music to the mountains and they have done exactly that. For a small but dedicated group they have enhanced mountain living for all residents and visitors who love good music.
Their fundraising efforts also support many groups throughout the mountain communities. They are especially happy to donate scholarships to graduating Rim High School seniors who want to pursue music in college, they help children attend summer camp at the famous Arrowbear Music Camp and they donate their time and money to bring magnificent (and I do mean magnificent) classical performances to the local mountain in the fall.
Those of us who love music owe these members and their supporters (corporate or local) for their generosity and continued support. Arrowhead Arts Association truly has lived up to its purpose. They have brought, and will continue to bring, music to the mountains we all love.