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14th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival

On Sunday, May 27th, join world-class entertainers as they grace the stage at the Temecula Wine and Music Festival, one of the most prestigious music events in Southern California. This year’s event will take place at the beautiful Hawk Ranch in Murrieta, California. Coupled with a unique wine tasting experience, the Temecula Wine & Music Festival will feature Grammy nominated and award-winning artists as they set the rhythm for a great day of Pop, Jazz and R&B tunes in an atmosphere of relaxation and good times at Hawk Ranch all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County.

This year’s entertainment line-up includes Kalapana, Gail Johnson, Michael Paulo, Paul Brown, Blake Aaron, Gregg Karukas, Benji Soul, Rene Paulo and Kanzaki. Along with great music the festival will also be featuring wine tasting from ten local and international wineries.

“We have moved the Festival to Hawk Ranch and we are very excited about this new location”, says Michael Paulo, Festival Director. Hawk Ranch is within an hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. From the I-15 or I-215 freeways, Hawk Ranch is located off Murrieta Hot Springs Road.

Tickets for Temecula Wine & Music Festival can be purchased at Ticket prices start at $40. For additional event information, call 951-696-0184 or visit


Michael Paulo: World Renowned Saxophonist, Festival Host and Producer, Paulo has traveled the world as an ambassador of jazz. Hailing from Hawaii his personal style and energy in his performances has electrified his audiences everywhere.

Kalapana: Their songs have bridged generations and they remain the most popular band of all time from Hawaii. With over twenty recordings throughout their career, they have a popular following in Asia and California. They recently were recognized at The Grammy’s for their contribution to the Hawaiian Pop music history.

Gail Johnson: She is known s the first lady of Smooth Jazz but her talent bridges the gap from straight ahead Jazz, R&B, Funk and Gospel. She has performed at major festivals around the world and is the leader of the popular band Jazz in Pink.

Paul Brown: With over 70 number one hit songs as a producer and artist, Paul has been one of the biggest influences in the smooth jazz and R&B genres. His unique guitar style is reminiscent of jazz greats Wes Montgomery, Eric Gale and BB King.

Blake Aaron: Guitarist Blake Aaron has recently released his new record Soul Stories. His unique style ranges from Rock, Jazz, R&B, Fusion and Latin music. He is a master of the guitar.

Gregg Karukas: Grammy award-winning pianist/composer brings his unique sound to this year’s festival. He is the most sought-after keyboardist and has performed with the top names in the genre.

Benja Soul: Making his Southern California Debut, Benja is a vocalist, pianist, composer, flutist, choir director and minister to mention a few of his many facets. His songs deliver positive messages and his music is heartfelt.

Rene Paulo: Father of Michael Paulo, Rene is the senior member at the Festival. He was a child prodigy playing the piano at 4 years old. Rene’s accolades include Hoku and Fil Am Lifetime Achievement Awards for his musical contributions. At 85 years young, Rene continues to amaze audiences with his virtuosity and flamboyant style.

Kanzaki: From Japan, this Japanese sax legend is a festival regular representing Yanigasawa Saxophones. They are a Festival supporter and contributor to our local charities.

14th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival is at Hawk Ranch, 42149 Elm Street in Murrieta.