In 2018, The Historic Hemet Theatre launched Season One of its popular Tribute Mania Concert Series with a Tribute to Bruno Mars, performed by Bruno and the Hooligans. It was the band’s Hemet debut and Bruno fans sold out the show, filling the dance floor and singing at the top of their lungs. The band was scheduled to return last year, but the show became one of 20 concerts lost to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Saturday June 12th, the band will return as the first concert of the reopened theatre, but things are not quite back to normal. Attendance will be limited, with socially distanced seating in areas of the auditorium. And the dance floor will be restricted to patrons with a vaccine card or proof of a recent negative test. Still, the room will be electric, with fans releasing the pent-up energy of 15 months of isolation.
Bruno and the Hooligans is an amazing tribute band with a high-stepping male vocalist, and the look, sound and moves of Bruno Mars. The show replicates the exciting mix of Funk and R&B that is uniquely Bruno Mars.
Bruno Mars is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has became famous for his stage performances and retro showmanship. His top hits include “Uptown Funk,” “Nothin’ on You,” “Billionaire,” “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” and the “Lazy Song.” He has released seven number-one singles since his career launch in 2010, attaining five top hits faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. With over 130 million records sold, he has already become one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Tickets for the Tribute to Bruno Mars are selling fast, but are likely to still be available day of show.
The 2021 Tribute Mania Concert Season includes Tribute to Bruno Mars, with Bruno and the Hooligans (Jun 12), Tribute to Elton John, featuring Kenny Metcalf (Jun 26), Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, featuring Brad Ford and Fortunate Son (Jul 10), Tribute to Abba, with Abba Fab (Jul 24), Tribute to Santana, with Smooth Sounds of Santana (Aug 7), Tribute to Tina Turner, featuring Debby Holiday (Aug 14), Tribute to Neil Diamond, with Hot August Night (Aug 21), 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.
Event tickets are available at the theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday 11 am to 5pm) or online at www.PurplePass.com. Tickets are also available at the Downtown Deli, 113 N Harvard St and the Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St.
Susan Carrier • Contributor
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