They’ve rocked Idyllwild before, and up they come again with horn-blasting pop, soul, rhythm, blues and rock ‘n’ roll.
City Beat, a high-energy gang of mostly law enforcement personnel, will have Summer Concert Series enthusiasts jumpin’ and jivin’ at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Idyllwild Community Center site.
Leader Ed Riojas’ motley-blue crew of 11 beat-heavy musicians plan to knock our socks off with tunes from the 1950s to today.
Seven different law enforcement agencies will be represented on stage: Bob Binder, Los Angeles Police Department, tenor sax; Ryan Clarke, Drug Enforcement Agency, baritone sax; Dan Glass, El Monte Police Department, trombone; John King, keyboard; Kevin Kline, trumpet; Johnny Martinez, California Highway Patrol, drums; Michelle Moratinos, vocals; Paul Orlowski, Burbank Police Department, bass; Dr. Jack Poster, Redlands Police Department, trumpet; Ed Riojas, Burbank Airport Police Department, guitar, vocals and leader; and Jonny Walker, LAPD, lead vocals and front man.
The opening group has yet to be announced.
Ken Dahleen’s Summer Concert Series brings Thursday-evening concerts free to the public during July and August each year. Donations are accepted at the concerts and they may be sent to Idyllwild Summer Concerts Inc., P.O. Box 1542, Idyllwild, CA 92549-1542.