Mark your summer calendars for Keyes Lexus of Valencia’s Jazz & Blues live concert series beginning Friday, June 10. For the 13th consecutive year, bands will entertain audiences on Town Center Drive in Valencia in a quaint street party setting offering food, beverages, and interactive activities for adults and children. Concerts will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday nights through August 26.
Tin Drum, a band of world-class musicians who have played with the likes of Ambrosia, Jimmy Buffett, Pink Floyd, and more, will open the series on June 10.
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New and returning regional, national, and international entertainers who will entertain audience this summer include:
- Contemporary Blues Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
- 2010 West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Male Vocalist of the Year, Artwork Jamal.
- Michael John & the Bottom Line feature dynamic vocals, harmonica, and rhythm guitar played on blues stations nationwide.
- Doña Oxford, known as “The Boogie Woogie Woman” for her two-fisted piano playing, is fronting one of the hottest Blues bands of the 21st century.
- Lori Andrews’ JazHarp Quartet rocks out to the harp and has a long list of A-list performances including on-camera television and film credits.
- Tom Nolan’s Band brings people to their feet with a world-class rhythm section, great vocals, and an intense show that makes dancing irresistible!
- Shari Puorto, a passionate, energetic Blues singer and songwriter with a soulful, raspy, Janis Joplin sound.
Attendance at all concerts is free.