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‘Hot August Nights’ concert series will shake Civic Plaza Park in Hesperia this month

The Hesperia Recreation & Park District intends to keep August “hot” with a series of free concerts held at Hesperia’s Civic Plaza Park.

The “Hot August Nights” summer concert series will start off Friday with the Albert Miranda Projkt, a band that merges elements of funk, blues, jazz and rock.

The band portrays itself as a “diverse collection of musician(s) that love to play an electric, uptempo, funky, Chicago and Texas style blues genre.”

Manantial de Fuego

After the Albert Miranda Projkt show, up-and-coming Spanish rockers Manantial de Fuego will make that big appearance on Aug. 13.

Known as MDF among fans, the gathering depicts its sound on Facebook as “a modern fusion” of rock with Latin impacts of cumbia, salsa and ska.

Aces & Eights

The High Desert-based rockers who make up Aces & Eights will follow on Aug. 20. The four-piece band brought its west-coast rock and roll — which is “drizzled with some good ol’ southern vibes” to the SBC Fair in June, and presently they are prepared to electrify concert goers in Hesperia.

Aces & Eights portrays its music as a combination of AC/DC, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

“If you need a reason to get your blood pumping and your butt off the couch, look no further than Aces & Eights, and prepare to thrust a fist (or a lighter) in the air,” the band said on its Facebook page.

Theone’s Well

At last, on Aug. 27, Theone’s Well will bring what it calls “Mojave Delta grunge” to the stage.

Vocalist and guitarist Jason Trombley, bassist Scott Longnecker and drummer Dominick Camera make up Theone’s Well (articulated Thee Owns Well and named after Trombley’s late grandma), as per the band’s website.

They play all-original songs that are “heavy” and “gritty.”

“Theone’s Well mixes delta blues with a touch of punk rock to create a blend of grungy americana psych rock,” the website shows. “Their influences are scattered across the musical landscape but certainly include everything from Blind Willie Johnson to the Doors, Nirvana and beyond…”

What you should know

Each “Hot August Nights” headliner will begin at 7 p.m. at a similar venue where the district hosted its Movies in the Park series last month.

The shows will incorporate a brew garden — courtesy of the Rotary Club of the High Desert — and a few food and craft vendors, as per a flyer for the series.

Area authorities said concert goers ought to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and show up sooner than expected in light of the fact that seating is restricted.

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