The City of Temecula Community Services Department will present a one-of-a-kind concert event on the steps of the Temecula Civic Center “Rock Legends in Concert with the Temecula Valley Symphony” on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm, featuring an impressive line-up of rock legends Vinny Appice, Rudy Sarzo, Craig Goldy, and Andrew Freeman, along with the Temecula Valley Symphony, performing rock’s greatest hits by Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Rainbow, Deep Purple, and more. Thomas Kociela will be conducting this amazing concert.
This free event is produced by the City of Temecula under the coordination of Gail Zigler, Sr. Coordinator of Arts, Culture and Events. This production was conceived by Music Director Joey Wester and created with the help of Alana Joos, Orchestra Manager for the Temecula Valley Symphony. Together these three organizations bring this epic event to the steps of Temecula’s City Hall.
Individually, each of the rock stars has performed with several legendary rock bands worldwide:
Legendary rock drummer Vinny Appice’s history includes BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, RICK DERRINGER, and JOHN LENNON. In April 2014, along with former members of DIO (Vivian Campbell and Jimmy Bain) Vinny began recording tracks for their new band LAST IN LINE along with Andrew Freeman on vocals. Currently, Vinny is on tour with LAST IN LINE, RESURRECTION KINGS, and DRUM WARS.
Rudy Sarzo is a hard rock/heavy metal bassist who has recorded and toured with many well-known heavy metal and hard rock bands including QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. Rudy is also a member of a super group called PROJECT ROCK featuring members of JUDAS PRIEST, GUNS N’ROSES, ALICE COOPER, AC/DC, SCORPIONS, and more.
Heavy Metal guitarist Craig Goldy has recorded and toured with ROUGH CUTT, GIUFFRIA, PROJECT DRIVER, and DIO. This year Craig’s new band RESURRECTION KINGS released their highly anticipated album and Craig will be touring with them as well as with DIO DISCIPLES and BLACK KNIGHTS RISING. In 2015, Craig toured with the XG EXTREME GUITAR TOUR line-up alongside Uli Jon Roth and Vinnie Moore.
Andrew Freeman is the lead singer of LAST IN LINE with former original members of DIO. In early 2014, Freeman joined the critically acclaimed production show Raiding the Rock Vault at the Las Vegas Hotel, where he performs five shows a week on vocals, guitar and bass with other musicians such as Robin McAuley (formerly Survivor, MSG), Howard Leese (Bad Company, Heart), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot) and Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake). Freeman has also performed on three tours as lead vocalist for guitarist George Lynch’s LYNCH MOB and as a guitarist/back-up vocalist for THE OFFSPRING.
This free concert event will be held at the Temecula Civic Center Quad located at 41000 Main Street, Temecula, CA. Limited seating will be available and no unattended seat holds will be allowed. You may bring your own low back chairs for lawn seating. For more information, please call (951) 694-6480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.