Pulling off an impressive concert lineup for the 3-day event, the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival will celebrate their 35th year with 30 bands and top names like The Wallflowers, Lifehouse, Sugar Ray, Justin Moore, Spin Doctors, Pablo Cruise, Tyler Farr, Fuel, Rae Lynn, Hoobastank and Lao Tizer.
It all begins Friday night, June 1 with a Beach Party Concert, featuring Sugar Ray with Mark McGrath, Spin Doctors and Safety Orange. Sugar Ray has a slew of feel-good, party-in-the-sand hits like slew of hits including “Every Morning,” “Someday,” “Falls Apart,” “When It’s Over,” “Fly,” and “Under The Sun.”
Multi-talented McGrath is best known for his four years as a co-host of the entertainment show “Extra.” He has also appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” and “The Office.”
Co-headlining is the 1990s grunge/rock/pop band The Spin Doctors, best known for hits “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” Their 1992 album “Pocketful of Kryptonite” produced five hit singles for the band, and went triple platinum, eventually selling over five million copies. Hits include “What Time Is It,” “How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?),” and “Jimmy Olsen’s Blues.”
Safety Orange is a San Diego based SoCal Vibe band with originals and cover tunes. Led by Sol Turpin on vocals, Safety Orange is booked regularly throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
Saturday is packed with heavy weights including The Wallflowers, Lifehouse, Hoobastank and Fuel. The Wallflowers are best known for the 1996 album “Bringing Down the Horse.” Hit songs include “One Headlight,” “6th Avenue Heartache,” “The Difference,” and “Three Marlenas.” Lead singer Jakob Dylan, is the son of folk rock legend Bob Dylan.
Lifehouse’s 2000 debut album “No Name No Face” placed them on the Billboard Top Ten and sold over 15 million records worldwide. Hit singles include “You and Me,” “First Time,” “Whatever It Takes,” Broken,” “Halfway Gone,” and “Hurricane.” Lifehouse was touring last summer with Switchfoot when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston. Wade teamed up with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman to raise funds for the victims with a track called “Shine Like Gold.”
Fuel celebrates the 20th anniversary of their first studio album “Sunburn” this year. “Sunburn” catapulted the band to the top of both Rock and Alternative Charts and spawned the hit single “Shimmer.” Fuel is known for the mega-hit “Hemorrhage” from their second studio album “Something Like Human.”
Hoobastank hits the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival’s Saturday lineup having one of the top 100 YouTube Rock videos with “The Reason.” To date, the video has had over 405 million views. The album by the same name went double platinum and produced the hits “Disappear,” “Same Direction,” and “Out of Control.” Hoobastank recently announced that their new album “Push Pull” will release May 25, with a single “More Beautiful” released April 4.
Sunday Country Funday has three-top selling performers – Justin Moore, Tyler Farr and RaeLynn. Platinum-selling Moore’s recent album, Kind of Don’t Care, debuted at #1 and so far, has produced two #1 hits, “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” and “Somebody Else Will.” Moore’s previous album, Off the Beaten Path, also debuted at #1, and included hits “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.”
Singer/Songwriter Tyler Farr is known for his hits “Redneck Crazy,” “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” and “Whiskey In My Water.” A classically-trained opera singer, Farr has a voice degree from Missouri State University. He co-wrote the songs “Hey Y’all” for Cole Swindell and “She’s Just Like That” for Joe Nichols.
RaeLynn, nominated for 2018 Best New Female Vocalist of the Year,23, was only 17 when she first appeared on “The Voice.” Her debut single “God Made Girls” was certified-gold in 2014 and has the recent hit “Queens Don’t.”
The Wine Stage will offer headliners Kalimba-The Earth Wind & Fire Experience on Friday, The Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Menucci and Karen Briggs on Saturday and Pablo Cruise on Sunday.
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival will feature 18 wineries, up to 40 Hot Air Balloons including the DreamShip, a wheel-chair accessible hot air balloon, with a canopy full of children’s drawings.
Fans can win tickets and campsites, Saturday, April 14 at Promenade Temecula when they kick off the Festival season with the popular wine barrel races. Race cars made from barrels will race for reserved seats, weekend passes and campsites. The races start at 1 p.m.
Held at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, at the edge of Temecula’s Wine Country, the Festival features dawn hot air balloon launches and flights, evening balloon glows, food pairings, and headline concerts on the main stage. Additional bands are featured on the wine garden stage. Concerts are in general admission ticket price. Reserved seats are available for an additional fee. Admission is $25 to $45 for adults and $5 for juniors age 6-12. For information visit www.tvbwf.com or call (951) 676-6713.
Festival website: www.tvbwf.com
Visit Temecula Valley/travel info: www.VisitTemeculaValley.com