BohemioHot music, a hot summer night and hot dancing driven by popping percussion. That is what you’ll experience when Grupo Bohemio, Santana cover band, returns for its fourth Idyllwild Summer Concert Series appearance.

Six musicians, united by their Latin roots and love for beat-driven music, take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31.

Jancito “Chad” Cancino, drummer and lead vocals; Ruben Cancino, keyboard and vocals; Manny Torres, rhythm and lead guitar; Lupe Garza, bass guitar; Juan Hernandez, sax and vocals; and Enrique Cano, percussion will be cooking with jalapeños, serving up traditional Latin, rock en Española, Tex-Mex, R&B, classic rock, soft country and mainstream top 40 — music for the soul to bring out the inner dancer.

Torres said Bohemio would be adding new tunes — maybe some Journey or Eagles — for its Idyllwild gig.

No matter what they play, Torres said to be sure to fill the dance floor, feel the beat and lose yourself in the percussive lilt of Latin music, some of the best music for dancing.

Opening for Grupo at 6:15 p.m. is local group Swift Pony.

Admission to the series is free. According to producer Ken Dahleen, more than $4,000 still needs to be raised from donations in order to make budget for the series.

So, bring chairs and cash — chairs for comfort and cash for the donation jar — for this event designed by producers to be just for locals.



Concert Series

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