(Country tribute draws fans)

On Friday, August 23rd, the Historic Hemet Theatre hosted country rock band, YOUNG GUNS with a tribute to the superstars of country music. The group played music from every era of country music from Charlie Daniels’ “Devil Went Down to Georgia” thtough the years of Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line and more.

Lead Singer Eric Sage did a masterful job of pulling the crowd to their feet, filling the dance floor with two-stepping, boot-scootin’ fans across the generations. The fiddle playing of Melissa Barrison stunned the crowd as she worked her way down to the dance floor, spinning in circles while playing at a dizzying pace.

Singer Eric Sage did a masterful job of pulling the crowd to their feet, filling the dance floor

The Friday night crowd was lighter than HHT fans have come to expect, but the enthusiasm was loud all night, with band members and fans alike screaming for an encore. For a close-up look at the action, check out the photos and videos on the Facebook page of the Historic Hemet Theatre

The concert was the latest in the “Friday Nite Live” concert series that focuses on country music tributes. The series continues next month with tributes to Brooks & Dunn (9/20), Roy Orbison (10/4), Reba McEntire (11/8) and Keith Urban (12/13).

Meanwhile, Season Three of the Tribute Mania Concert Series continues with tributes to The Beach Boys (9/14), The Eagles (9/28), The Beatles (10/12), Buddy Holly & the Legends of Rock & Roll (10/26), Huey Lewis & the News (11/2), The Blues Brothers (11/23), and Styx (12/7). 

Show tickets $22 presale / $25 day of show. Showtime is 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:15 pm.  Information on all theatre events is available at

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