Summer concert series in Poway featuring 80s, country, dance and jazz

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Poway will host a myriad of music this summer as part of its concert series at Lake Poway and Old Poway Park.

The free concerts will take place on Sundays from June 26 to August 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The concerts will begin on June 26 with Betamaxx playing 80s music at Lake Poway. The San Diego band, formed in 2009, is captivating Southern California audiences with their live musical experience, organizers said. The tracks played by Betamaxx range from Michael Jackson to Madonna via Depeche Mode and Bon Jovi.

According to their website, the band’s “performances delight audiences of all ages, creating the ultimate party vibe.”

On July 10 in Lake Poway, The Mighty Untouchables will take the stage. The band have been together for 10 years and are “guaranteed to please audiences of all tastes with their vast and diverse collection of material,” according to their website.

The Mighty Untouchables, who are based in San Diego and have played over 1,000 shows, perform top 40 dance, Motown, disco, yacht rock, classic rock, jazz and country. The band members say their “vibe” is in line with Lizzo, Bruno Marts, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gag, Prince, The Temptations and David Bowie.

At Old Poway Park on July 17, Lisa Sanders will perform soulful country blues. Sanders is known as an electrifying harmonizer in genres such as folk pop, gospel, rock and jazz. She is a writer, singer and producer.

“His heartfelt songs are authentic with deep meaning and conviction,” according to his website. Sanders, who is based in San Diego, has worked with musical legends such as the Truckee Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Rait, Al Green, BB King and Babyface.

Returning to Lake Poway on July 24, the Blue Breeze Band will play the best of Motown, rhythm and blues, soul, funk and jazz. The group also performs contemporary hit dance songs.

The band’s musicians have performed alongside Teena Marie, Evelyn Champagne King, the Johnson Brothers, LTD, The Temptations, Lakeside and Edgar Winter. The group has six to 12 pieces and includes male and female vocals as well as a horn section.

July 31 will be Country Night at Old Poway Park with a performance by The Outliers. “Playing music together is a sacred thing, a journey into one’s soul,” according to the band’s biography. “Charlie Loach, Pamela Haan and Mark C. Jackson have known this for many, many years, but until now they have rarely found the delicate balance of voice and guitar, the perfect songs, the precise harmonies, to fight for that transcendent moment on stage (or in the living room) that elevates them and their audience to a higher level.

At Lake Poway on August 7, Pop Vinyl will play. They describe themselves as “the band that won’t quit,” according to their website. Pop Vinyl features five lead singers and different ensembles ranging from five to 12 musicians. The San Diego cover band plays dance music ranging from Motown to today’s hits.

For the last show of the summer, August 14 at Old Poway Park, the Pomerado Community Band will perform. The group has approximately 70 members who primarily reside in the Poway, Scripps Ranch, and Mira Mesa areas. While some of the band members are professional musicians, most have full-time jobs and simply enjoy playing a wide variety of concert music.

The band’s motto is “good friends, good music”. The Pomerado Community Band performs jazz medleys, classically inspired compositions and musical scores.

Old Poway Park is located at 14134 Midland Road.

While Lake Poway concerts are free, parking for non-residents is $10 and free for residents.

Organizers suggest arriving early for the Lake Poway shows as the parking lot can fill up by 4 p.m. or earlier. A free shuttle will run from Poway High School. Food trucks will be available at Lake Poway shows. For more information, call 858-668-4772.

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