DUNES LAUNCHES “BANDS ON THE SAND” -- FREE LIVE MUSIC SATURDAYS THROUGH SUMMER
05/14/2010

(Line-Up Of Musical Acts Ranging From New Wave to Soul To Appear Each Week)

Online PR News – 14-May-2010 – – Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will strike just the right note when it introduces “Bands On The Sand,” a free concert series featuring a line-up of musical acts ranging from New Wave and soul to classic R&B to Tropic Rock. According to Andrew Theodorou, general manager and executive vice president of the Dunes, Bands on the Sand will kick off Memorial Day weekend and include some of live music’s best known local acts who will perform right on the sandy shore of the Dunes. While there is no cover charge, parking is $10. All shows run from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and food and beverages will be available. For more information visit www.newportdunes.com.
MAY 29 -- Barry Rillera Group has performed with Ray Charles and the Righteous Brothers, among others, and they will perform classic R&B

JUNE 5 – The Belair Bandits have entertained audiences for 3 decades with an eclectic mix of classic rock, R&B, surf music and other genres.

JUNE 12 – Planet 80s performs New Wave favorites taking audiences through a time warp when Billy Idol, Flock of Seagulls and Duran Duran were in vogue.

JUNE 19 – Steel Parade makes use of steel drums to navigate their way through funk, rock, reggae, Calypso and ska.

JUNE 26 – The Scott Martin Latin Soul Band is best known as the back-up band for Grammy winning Poncho Sanchez. The group has recorded with Ray Charles and Billy Preston.

Newport Dunes Resort is a 100-acre waterfront resort featuring a 386-site state-of-the-art RV park, 450-slip marina and a private waveless beach and playground that has been enjoyed by families since 1958. The Dunes (1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach) also is home to 24 mobile cottages that the public may rent. The 400-square-foot self-contained units feature soaring ceilings, spacious bedrooms, full-service kitchens and private baths. In addition to such planned activities as water aerobics, ecological tours and sailing lessons, the Dunes offers rentals of kayaks, windsurfers, pedal boats, bicycles, 18-foot electric boats and, during the summer, an aquatic park filled with giant inflatable recreation equipment.
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