Riverside Live Music 6/14-6/20/2022
Vicky Tafoya, El Santo Golpe y mas at The Cheech opening celebration, 1980s faves China Crisis and Modern English at The Concert Lounge, more
Big Local Music Presence For The Cheech Grand Opening Celebration
Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum opens this Saturday!
Admission to the Museum is sold out, but there will be a free festival out front featuring live music performances from Vicky Tafoya & the Big Beat, Los Rockin Slugs, El Santo Golpe, Cherry Bomb Revival, Pachuco Jose y Los Diamantes, Mariachi Mi Ciudad, and more!
Check out our Thursday newsletter for more information on the celebration!
SATURDAY JUNE 18 10:00AM: The Cheech Grand Opening Celebration and Art Festival | The Cheech Center, 3581 Mission Inn Av, (951) 684-7111, ext. 302 | free | all ages
Accept No Substitutions? These Legit '80s Shows Are Totally Rad
The Concert Lounge will be doing quite a business this week in the UK 1980s trade.
Wednesday night, smart synth popsters China Crisis (Working With Fire & Steel, The Highest High) make (at least) their second visit to the upstairs stage with an all ages show.
Friday, UK '80s one hit wonders Modern English (I'll Melt With You) will play it for you at The Concert Lounge, 21 and over only.
See the real things while you can!
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 7:00PM: China Crisis (UK, new wave synth pop) | The Concert Lounge, 3557 University Av, (951) 780-6000 | Tickets $20-$35 | all ages
FRIDAY JUNE 17 8:00PM: Modern English (UK, new wave) | The Concert Lounge, 3557 University Av, (951) 780-6000 | Tickets $25-$40 | 21+
FRIDAY JUNE 17 7:00PM: Bronco (Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, México, norteña balada cumbia), Ramon Ayala (Texas, norteno conjunto) | Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Av, (951) 779-9800 | Tickets $79.50-$147 | 3+
Keeping Live Music Going in the Mid-Week
Riverside Open Mic host Patrick Maloney continues to bring the opportunity for performers to get in front of a room. Three different rooms. Every week.
A refresher: the Tuesday night affair takes place at The Hideaway and features live music and comedy/spoken word for a 21 and older audience.
Wednesday Patrick sets up at Back To The Grind for a night of live music and live music alone.
On Thursday it's off to the Northwestside for live music open mic and karaoke at Euryale Brewing Company.
The mic waits for you. Answer the call.
TUESDAY JUNE 14 8:00PM: Riverside Open Mic | The Hideaway, 3660 Mission Inn Av, (951) 686-0950 | no cover | 21+
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 6:00PM: Riverside Open Mic (Music Only) | Back To The Grind, 3675 University Av, (951) 784-0800 | no cover | all ages
THURSDAY JUNE 16 7:00PM: Riverside Open Mic (and Karaoke) | Euryale Brewing Company, 2060 Chicago Av A17, (951) 530-8865 | no cover | all ages
Summer Series Continue in Canyon Crest, Mission Grove, Fairmount Park Starts in July
Outdoor sounds roll on this weekend at the Canyon Crest Towne Centre and Romano's Mission Grove.
Generation Invazion from Colton plays rock from six decades tonight in the Towne Centre Courtyard.
Saturday, Romano's Mission Grove welcomes Chris Murray playing a cool (and well-informed) acoustic mix of ska, rocksteady, and other cool roots grooves.
In other summer news, the City of Riverside Park & Rec Department's SummerFun Concerts in the Park will run for 5 Wednesdays beginning July 6th. Apparently The Riverside Plaza and University Village are skipping live music this year.
TUESDAY JUNE 14 7:00PM: Generation Invazion (Colton, 60s-2000s rock) | Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr | free | all ages
SATURDAY JUNE 18 8:00PM: Chris Murray (Los Angeles, acoustic ska rocksteady) | Romano's Mission Grove, 285 E Alessandro Bl, (951) 780-7399
Celebrating Selena at the RMA
Speaking of tributes, some of the best out there salute an artist who no longer tours or has passed on.
SATURDAY JUNE 18 7:00PM: Anything For Selenas! A Selena Tribute Party with Amor Prohibido (Selena tribute) | Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Av, (951) 779-9800 | Tickets $15 | 3+
Sweet Soulful Sounds
FRIDAY JUNE 18 6:00PM: Ojie and Songbyrd (909, jazz, r&b, blues) | Canyon Crest Winery, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr, (951) 369-9463 | no cover
SATURDAY JUNE 18 8:00PM: Thee Illusions (Los Angeles, soul), Jackie Mendez (San Gabriel Valley, soulful reggae) | The Concert Lounge, 3557 University Av, (951) 780-6000 | Tickets $25 | 21+
SATURDAY JUNE 18 7:00PM: Cole Slaw (Redlands, acoustic singer/songwriter) | Packinghouse Brewing Company, 6421 Central Av, (951) 333-9261 | no cover | all ages
This Weekend You Can Party Like It's Practically Summer!
On Saturday at Lake Alice, they have Johnny On The Spot playing 'timeless' top-40.
These establishments serve plenty of beverages that will make you crazy and possibly unmanageable, so be sure to use a hired driver or bring a sober friend. Seriously.