September 11, 2021 will mark 20 years since that tragic day when a group of terrorist weaponized commercial airliners to attack our country and murder thousands of Americans. In remembrance, valley residents have joined together for a special day of events at the Historic Hemet Theatre.

The day will begin with a private ceremony to honor local first responders and military personnel. Dozens of local dignitaries will be in attendance for the honors.

Later that evening, a benefit concert will raise funds for the First Responders Memorial Fund. The concert will feature a Tribute to The Eagles performed by The Long Run from Los Angeles. This group has performed in the valley several times, but this will be their first appearance at Hemet’s vintage movie house.

Fans will be able to close their eyes and travel back in time to the 1970’s with such hits as “Take It Easy.” “Witchy Woman,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Already Gone,” “One of These Nights” and so many more.

Photos courtesy of Hilary Peters Photography

Showtime for the Tribute to the Eagles will be 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 per person, available at the theatre’s Box Office of online at PurplePass.com.

The 9/11 Remembrance events are all the work of Ray Rodriguez and Killed in Action, a nonprofit group that brings awareness to the service of our military and first responders. Raffle baskets at the event will raise funds for RM Veterans Utility Ranch, providing equine therapy to veterans suffering from PTSD.

Meanwhile, 5 shows remain in the 2021 Tribute Mania Concert Season: Tribute to Led Zeppelin, with Led Zepagain (Sept 4), Tribute to Bob Seger, with Turn the Page (Sept 18), Tribute to Foreigner. featuring 4NR (Oct 2), Tribute to The Beatles, with Hard Day’s Night (Oct 16), and Tribute to Fleetwood Mac with Mirage (Oct 23).

Tickets for Tribute Mania are $25, general admission. Showtime is 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:15 pm.

Information on all theatre events is available at www.HistoricHemetTheatre.com or by calling the ticket office, (951) 658-5950. You can subscribe to the HHT email blast by enrolling on the website.

Emily Rand | Contributed

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