Collective Soul, one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s will headline the 24th annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival's Friday, June 1 entertainment.
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, June 1-3, 2007 is a feast of the senses. The event opens Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m. with concerts on two stages and the evening balloon glow.
Collective Soul realized early success in 1994 with their double platinum album "Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid." Having a grunge sound, the band's most notable hit on the album was "Shine." They followed with the 1995 triple platinum self-titled album "Collective Soul." Crossing rock, alternative, and hot adult contemporary formats, the album was on the Billboard top 200 for 76 weeks.
Their most recent album, "Youth," released in 2005, produced three hits. "Counting the Days" scored a top 10. "Better Now" was a hit on pop and hot adult contemporary stations and "How Do You Love" was popular on all top 40 stations. The group is due to release another single this spring.
Concerts are included in the general admission ticket of $15 for adults and youth 12 and under $5. Reserved festival seating and Stage Right Limited Reserve seating packages area also available.
Situated at the pristine Lake Skinner recreation area and surrounded by the Shipley Nature Preserve the Festival infuses all five senses with brilliant dawn hot air balloon mass ascensions, over 20 premium wineries pouring their favorite vintages, and a variety of concerts that include top jazz, world, classic rock, pop, and active rock bands.
Saturday and Sunday morning are for early birds and shutter bugs. Gates open at 6 a.m. giving spectators an early glimpse of the hot air balloons as pilots assemble them for flight. Afternoons warm the senses with wine tasting beginning at 11 a.m. and musical entertainment on two stages.
For more information visit www.tvbwf.com or call (951) 676-6713.
Additional info at:
· Lake Skinner information: www.riversidecountyparks.org
· Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival: www.tvbwf.com
· Collective Soul: www.collectivesoul.com
· Temecula Wine Country: www.temeculawines.org