Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mission San Juan Capistrano Events 2011

Mission San Juan Capistrano has announced the artists and dates of its popular Music Under The Stars concert series for 2011, which begins Saturday, June 25, and continues every other Saturday until the final show on September 3.

The concerts feature picnic dining and dancing to a variety of live music in the beautiful atmosphere of the Mission courtyard. Seating is available either at a reserved table, or on your own lawn chair. Proceeds for the concerts help support Mission Preservation efforts.

The lineup:
Saturday, June 25 -- The Derek Bordeaux Group: Motown, Soul and R&B, The Right Way
Saturday, July 9 -- Savor: A Tribute to Santana
Saturday, July 23 -- The Long Run: Experience the Eagles (headliner); Fortunate Son: Tribute to John Fogerty & Creedence Clearwater Revival (opening act)
Saturday, Aug. 6 -- Hot August Night: Tribute to Neil Diamond
Saturday, Aug. 20 -- Sapadilla: Steel Drum, Calypso & Island Music, with Caribbean Jem Dancers
Saturday, Sept. 3 -- The Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan” (headliner); DJ, Peter Papadopoulos: Beatles’ Era Dance Set, with dancers (opening act)

Concert gates open at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. Season table packages (at least 1 table for all 6 shows) go on sale March 28; tickets/tables for Mission Preservation Society Members go on sale April 11; and tickets/tables for the general public go on sale April 25.

About Mission San Juan Capistrano:
Known as the “Jewel of the Missions,” Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum that boasts of quality permanent exhibits featuring original artifacts as well as traveling and temporary exhibits on a wide variety of topics.

The site itself serves as a living outdoor museum with original buildings constructed by Native Americans in the 18th century including the Serra Chapel, Great Stone Church, and the original padres’ quarters of the South Wing.

The Mission was founded on November 1, 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra as the seventh in the chain of the twenty-one California missions established by Spain, and is Orange County’s only mission. Every year, over 50,000 students visit the Mission and engage in an inspirational learning experience via the Mission Matters programming, as part of their State required California history studies.

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