Enjoy free concert at Holiday Harbor Park


The Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild is giving back to the community with a free concert,  featuring a “Fleetwood Mac” tribute band, on Saturday, Aug, 5 at 8 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. This is a free community-wide event for members and their guests; no tickets or reservations are required.

“As the people of this community have supported The Guild events so well over the last 16 years, this is our way of giving back to Canyon Lake,” said Guild President Travis Montgomery.

The “Little Lies Band” will be performing memorable tunes from “Fleetwood Mac’s” vast array of hits, including “Rhiannon,” “Don’t Stop” and “Landslide” at 8pm (just after sunset) on the slope between the snack bar and the lake, where summer Movie Nights are held.

Program Director Ron Martel said, “It’s not only great to host such a wonderful concert, but thrilled for clubs to join together to make this an exciting event.”

Hot August Night will begin on the upper level of the park with a pre-concert party at 4pm. Hosted by The Junior Woman’s Club and The Canyon Lake Family Matters Club, these activities will expand the evening concert into a six-hour end-of-summer celebration.

Jr. Women’s Club President Alissa Rackstraw said, “We are thrilled to help our wonderful community close out the summer with fun, laughter and music.”

The afternoon will kick off with a visit from Thunder, the Lake Elsinore Storm Mascot, who will meet and greet kids and adults. A bounce house will be provided, along with games for the kids. Vendor booths will be set up to sell merchandise, including beer and wine. Food and beverages will be for sale at the snack bar, including hot dogs, pizza and chicken sandwiches. Snacks will include nachos, popcorn and cotton candy. Canyon Lake Family Matters Club founder Shawna Bowen said, “We are proud to help sponsor this community event and hope to see everyone out there.”

“Moon Shot,” an oldies rock and country band, will keep the pre-concert party hopping until the main act begins.

Special seating will be available to Guild patrons and sponsors, as well as those needing special assistance. Additional logistics on seating will be forthcoming.

The Guild is also pleased to introduce a new event concept for Canyon Lake. As the stage will be set up on the edge of the lake, boat owners are welcome to anchor and tie up in the water behind the stage. So, concert attendees can enjoy “Fleetwood Mac” music in Canyon Lake style, from their own boats.

Due to the number of attendees anticipated, parking in the adjacent lot will be restricted to golf carts and boat trailers and tow vehicles. A very limited number of handicapped auto spaces will be available. Plan to arrive early, as most parking will be on the neighborhood streets. The auxiliary parking lot at the end of Village Way Drive off Loch Lomond Dr. will be open and shuttles will be operating continuously through the evening.

With a large concert audience, umbrellas, canopies and blankets will not be allowed in the amphitheater area. Each person may bring a beach towel or low profile beach chair for seating on the amphitheater grass. To optimize viewing for all, standard profile chairs will not be allowed in the grassy area or anywhere it blocks the view on anyone seated on the lawn.

For more information, visit the Guild’s website at canyonlakeguild.com.