Since its founding in 2004, “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community” has been the motto of The Diamond Valley Arts Council. With The DVAC’s move into a new facility at 123 N. Harvard St. in downtown Hemet, the implications of that ideal has taken on even greater significance for both the arts and for the community. As an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of, and greater participation in, the arts, locating in downtown Hemet opens the door for greater visibility of what The DVAC is, what we do and what is available to our community in term of arts and culture activities, events and venues. Stop by The Arts Center during our planned business hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm any Wednesday through Saturday.
Sandii Castleberry will perform her “Roots of American Music” show on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet, Ca. 92543. Admission is $25 for Non Members and $20 For Members. Admission includes two beverages.
Idyllwild musicians Sandii Castleberry and Paul Carman take their audience on a musical tour through America, learning about the multicultural origins of songs and instruments in their show: "The Roots of American Music." Audiences will travel east to west and south the Appalachia mountains, cross the Western Plains to California, then head down to New Orleans to learn about all the ingredients that make up a “jazz soup.” Sandii demonstrates and performs on the banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, washboard, spoons, and limber jack. Paul plays bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and djembe,. Their show concludes by inviting audience members to join them in the art of collective improvisation, the founding principle of jazz. Sandii and Paul will then perform a short set that includes blues to bluegrass, and folk to jazz.
MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00pm.