Guild invites community to enjoy free concert tomorrow evening


“Thunder” will meet and greet guests as they arrive at tomorrow evening’s celebration.

The community is invited to celebrate the end of summer at Hot August Night tomorrow from 4 to 10 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. The celebration includes a free concert headlined by “Little Lies Band,” a “Fleetwood Mac” tribute band.

“Little Lies Band” will take the stage at 8 p.m. and perform many of the tunes first introduced by Fleetwood Mac during the 70’s, 80’s and beyond.

The concert is hosted by the Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild and offered to the community in appreciation of their support of the Fine Arts Guild during the past 16 years.

“The grass slope at Holiday Harbor provides the perfect amphitheater setting, overlooking the lake, for a summer evening concert”, said Fine Arts Guild President Travis Montgomery. “With the stage at the edge of the lake, it’s also a great location to attend the concert by anchoring your boat in a special area designated by Marine Patrol, with speakers pointed towards the water.”

Shore side guests are invited to bring beach towels or low profile beach chairs and sit on the grass area to enjoy the concert. This area will be available to the public after 2 p.m.

The Guild Program Director Ron Martel said, “The “Little Lies Band” has performed well over 400 shows together honoring showmanship, music, harmonies and their fun loving friendship.

The band is comprised of five accomplished musicians all having one thing is common: the love of Fleetwood Mac’s beautiful music. They perform some of our favorite Fleetwood Mac songs with simple acoustics, a fresh Americana sound and even a touch of blues.”

A free concert is not the only event of the evening. Starting at 4 p.m. in the upper park area, there will be a pre-concert party. The Guild will be featuring “Thunder,” the mascot of the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team, from 4 to 4:30 p.m. “Thunder” will be on hand to meet and greet guests. From 4:30  to 7:30 p.m. “Moon Shot”, a rock and country oldies band, will warm up the pre-concert crowd until the main event begins.

Concurrently, the Jr. Women’s Club and Canyon Lake Family Matters Club will be hosting activities for kids and adults alike.  The activities include a bounce house, crafts and vendor booths selling merchandise, wine and beer. Jr. Women’s Club President Alissa Rackstraw said, “We’re thrilled to help our wonderful community close out the summer with fun, laughter and music.”

Food and beverages will be for sale at the park’s snack bar, operated by members from the Family Matters Club, featuring hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and pizza. Snacks will include nachos, popcorn, cotton candy and soft drinks. “We’re proud to help sponsor this community event and hope to see everyone out there,” said Shawna Bowen, Founder of the Family Matters Club.

Due to the large attendance expected, parking in the adjacent Holiday Harbor Park parking lot will be restricted to golf carts and boat trailers, and a very limited number of handicapped parking spaces available.

Early arrival is encouraged as parking will be on local streets and in the auxiliary parking lot at the end of Village Way on Loch Lomand Dr.  Shuttles will be operating continuously throughout the evening starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m.

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

Special seating will be available to the Fine Arts Guild patrons and sponsors, as well as those needing special assistance.  A wristband will be required for seating in these sections.  Registration for special assistance seating (and a guest) will be from 4 to 8 p.m. near the snack bar. For more information, visit