Amplif[ie]d | The 10 Hottest Concerts in July

By: Katrina Honer

Hello Friends and Neighbors!

Summer is finally here and the only thing that might be hotter than the weather are these 10 concerts happening this month. If you can’t get enough of 4th of July fireworks, we guarantee these that performances will want to make you move and groove to some tunes that will remind you what summer is all about. Whether you are looking to dawn your favorite graphic tee or your favorite cowboy boots, grab your family and friends and let freedom ring the sounds of feel-good music.


7/3, Loving Mary– Check out Loving Mary at The Brandin' Iron Country Night Club and we promise you’ll fall in love with country music. This 18+ show in San Bernardino begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

7/9, Rascal Flatts & Kelsea Ballerini – Reminisce over memories of road tripping across the USA with upbeat country beats of Rascal Flatts and upcoming country singer Kelsea Ballerini at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. Purchase your tickets here. Prices start at $56.

7/9, The Curse Tribute to The Cure – Relieve the best of The Cure with this tribute band at Romano’s Concert Lounge in Riverside. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open 9 pm. Call (951) 781-ROMA for details.

7/9, Diana Reyes – You won’t be able to keep off your feet with the catchy duranguense tunes of Diana Reyes at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $30.

7/13, NAF –  See why Jenny Lewis and her new debut band, NAF are exactly "that" with their upbeat indie beats at the Pomona's The Glass House. All ages show, with tickets for $18. Show begins at 8 p.m.

7/15, Cash, Killer & The King – Nothing says rock ‘n’ roll better than the tribute band to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley at the M15 Concert Hall and Bar in Corona. Doors open at 7 p.m. with tickets for $20. All ages welcome. For information call (951)200-4465.

7/16, Legends of Doo-Wop, Vol. II – Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of The Shirelles; Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs; J.T. Carter, originator of The Crests; Jimmy Stephens and The Safaris; and Eugene Pitt, the original lead singer of The Jive Five will share the stage at the Highlander Auditorium in Upland. Tickets start at $49 for the 7 p.m. show.

7/20, Robert Ellis – See how Robert Ellis transforms tradition country music as he blends country, pop and jazz together for a new sound at Temecula's Liberty Kitchen. Check out the venue website for more information.

7/22, The Offspring – This alternative rock band with sure put a spring in your step with their head banging lyrics. Catch them at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Tickets start at $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

7/24, Luis Coronel – Indulge in sweet Latin serenades by Luis Coronel that will remind you of warm summer nights. The Fox Theater Pomona show begins at 8 p.m., with tickets starting at $39.50.

7/29, Earth Wind & Fire – Experience the elements like never before with the timeless classics of Earth Wind and Fire at the Fantasy Springs Resort. Show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $49.