The sight of glowing hot air balloons and the chance to sample an assortment of wines are obvious draws for people who visit the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, but perhaps just as important as those elements is the music.
There will be plenty of alternative rockers and country crooners playing the main stage and wine stage for the event’s 36th year. Here’s a run down of the big acts for each night.
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Friday, May 31
A Thousand Horses: The band mixes elements of country and southern rock and is best known for the hit single, “Smoke.” Its most recent album, “Southernality,” came out in 2015.
Chase Bryant: The country singer’s popular songs include “Hell If I Know,” “Little Bit of You” and “Take It On Back.” He is the grandson of Jimmy Bryant, who played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings.
Saturday, June 1
Dishwalla: The band has been active since the ’90s and is probably best known for its hit “Counting Blue Cars.” The song earned it a Billboard Award for “Best Rock Song” in 1996.
Soul Asylum: Another popular band from the ’90s, Soul Asylum, will also play Saturday night. Some of its include songs such as “Runaway Train,” “Misery,” “Just Like Anyone” and “Somebody to Shove.”
3 Doors Down: The alternative rockers put out a slew of hits through the early 2000s, including “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Its 2000 album “The Better Life,” was certified six times platinum.
Sunday, June 2
Russell Dickerson: The Tennessee native struck commercial success with his 2017 album “Yours.” The album had two hit songs that made it onto the Billboard Hot 100, “Yours” and “Blue Tacoma.”
Big & Rich: The country duo’s “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” has become part of the musical rotation at many a country music dance hall. Other popular Big & Rich songs are “Comin’ To Your City,” “California” and “Fake ID” featuring Gretchen Wilson.
If you go
Where: Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road, Winchester
When: May 31-June 2
Tickets: $30-$200. Wine tastings are $2 each with different packages available. $35 additional ticket required for reserve wine garden.
Information: tvbwf.com, 951-676-6713