Summer is just starting to heat up at the Aventine as local musicians turn the lifestyle center into the place to be for the season’s best live local music.
“Live @ Aventine,” produced in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Belly Up, will kick off at 5 p.m. every Sunday from July 22 to Sept. 2. Patrons of the Aventine’s restaurants – Truluck’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Cafe Japengo and The Melting Pot – can enjoy outdoor music until 8 p.m. from any of the restaurants’ expansive patios as they dine on world-class cuisine.
“The ‘Live @ Aventine’ music series is the perfect chance for our patrons to take advantage of another beautiful San Diego summer,” said Travis Gorzeman, manager of the Aventine. “I can’t think of a better way to end a perfect weekend than with a delicious meal and great music produced by one of the best-known music venues in the region.”
The performance schedule for “Live @ Aventine” includes:
- Sunday, July 22: Nena Anderson and the Mules – Nena’s recently-released debut album, “Beyond the Lights” is full of bluesy alt country tunes that have drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Bob Dylan. She is a 10-time San Diego Music Award nominee and “Beyond the Lights” was named the best album of 2011 by the SD RockNRoll blog.
- Sunday, July 29: Jimmy Woodard Trio – This Latin jazz trio specializes in Bossa Nova, jazz standards and Beatles classics with a Latin flavor.
- Sunday, August 5: Kristi Krause – This recent Rancho Bernardo High School graduate just came off her second run on American Idol where she showcased her talent with a guitar and her passion for creating acoustic pop love songs.
- Sunday, August 12: Mike Myrdal – Mike’s love for acoustic music lead him to become one of the founding members of Stepping Feet, a San Diego-based Dave Matthews tribute band. He’ll play solo for “Live @ Aventine.”
- Sunday, August 19: Mike Pinto Duo – Mike, a Philadelphian-turned-San Diegan, draws inspiration from vintage rock, folk, reggae, ska and classic surf music. His songwriting has earned him success both stateside and overseas.
- Sunday, August 26: Billy Watson – This blues artist is known for his mastery of the harmonica, which he uses to wow listeners with grooves ranging from shuffles to boogies to swing. His expertise might be blues but his musical mindset is to help listeners leave their worries at the door.
- Sunday, September 2: Rheanna Downey – Rheanna has been writing folk-inspired songs since she was 10 years old. Originally from Albuquerque, the singer-songwriter came to San Diego at age 21 where she shared her guitar-heavy melodies with audiences in local popular venues. She has toured nationally and in countries including Italy, France and Sweden.
The Aventine is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building, Truluck’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Cafe Japengo, The Melting Pot and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the “Golden Triangle” between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego. For more information, visit www.aventine.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.