Kenny Marquez to open for The Motels


Kenny Marquez will be opening the Motels concert on June 22 at the lodge. Photo provided by Doug Schultz

The Motels will be making their debut in Canyon Lake on Saturday, June 22, in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. The new wave band is best known for their singles “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer,” each of which peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2018, the band released their new record “The Last Few Beautiful Days.”

Kenny Marquez will be opening the show. Kenny boasts a vast musical career, including  lead guitarist of the 80s/90s rock band Renegade. Renegade is widely recognized as being the first Hispanic or “Chicano rock” band to gain acceptance in the United States. Throughout Latin America, the band is known as Los Renegados.

Marquez has performed at more than 500 venues in Southern California. “Audiences experience a wide range of music from classic rock and blues to modern alternative, easy listening and hit songs from all decades,” said concert promoter Doug Schultz. “Expect an energetic performance with plenty of crowd interaction.”

General Admission tickets cost $29. VIP tickets cost $54. There are less than 35 VIP tickets left. Tickets are on sale now at the POA office and online at

The concert is part of the POA’s Concerts at the Lodge series. The 2019 series will conclude on Nov. 2 with a performance by country music singer and songwriter Billy Dean. Dean’s studio albums have accounted for more than 20 hit singles on the Billboard country charts, including 11 Top Ten hits. Tickets for this concert are on sale now. General Admission tickets cost $24. VIP tickets cost $49.