Urban Overdrive

Whether your favorite music is the 1970s and ‘80s rock or psychedelic soul and folk rock or the strains of harmonica and guitar or all of the above, you can hear it at Twilight Jams on Sundays at Asistencia in the summer of 2021.  

Redlands Conservancy has scheduled three concerts at the Asistencia from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 11 and 25 and Aug. 15, to be set in the historic building’s courtyard.

The July 11 concert features Urban Overdrive, formed in 2010 to cover songs heard on FM rock stations during the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Members of the band have opened up for Missing Persons and Jefferson Starship, they have played in music tributes to Genesis, Dio and the Moody Blues, and have performed for various fundraisers throughout the inland area.

They play tunes by Badfinger, Pink Floyd, Los Lonely Boys, Steely Dan, Rush, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, the Stray Cats, INXS and Yes, among others. According to the press release, every song is a personal favorite of the band members and reflects the band’s love of the best-known rock hits that are still enjoyed.

The five-member band features Billy Kashner on vocals, Robert Deporto on bass and vocals, Roger Bezanski on keyboards, John Trujillo on drums and Raoul Ranoa on guitar.

For the July 25 Twilight Jam, the Honey will bring their favorite styles of psychedelic soul and folk rock. A collective of songwriters from Redlands and Highland, the band features Andrew Sandoval, Ben Marsh Davis, and Lucas Sutter. Mainly a trio, the group often brings a few guests with them to share the stage, adding to their own sweet sound, which is influenced by the Beatles, Motown classics and many more.

On Aug. 15, Los Angeles musicians Bill Barrett and Lazy Brad Lewis will perform, melding the poignant sounds of harmonica and guitar for a sound that weaves genres together into a seamless musical fabric.  Barrett’s strains from the chromatic and diatonic harmonica play off the tones from Lewis' guitar. Lewis, in a gruff and smoky voice, serenades the audiences. The duo were the featured artists at SPAH, the international harmonica convention in 2003 and again in 2016. Both have recorded dozens of albums and toured Central Europe several times.

Guests can purchase individual tickets or can reserve a table for 4 or 6 people. The cost of the table reservation includes the cost of admission. Proceeds support the maintenance and management of the historic Asistencia. The concerts are pet-free and smoking and vaping are not permitted. If fully vaccinated, guests may continue to follow COVID guidelines if they wish. Unvaccinated guests should wear a mask except when eating or drinking.

Twilight Jams at the Asistencia

When: Gates open at 4:15 p.m. Sundays. Concerts are from 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Where: The Asistencia courtyard, 26930 Barton Road.
  • July 11: Urban Overdrive.
  • July 25: The Honey.
  • Aug. 5: Bill Barrett and Lazy Brad Lewis.
  • Cost: $15 per person. Children 12 and younger admitted free.
  • Seating: Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
  • Hungry? Bring a picnic lunch.
  • For more information: Visit EventBrite.com for Redlands Conservancy events.