Country band opening summer concerts

DOWNEY - The Silverados, a seven-piece country band that performs spiced up versions of Top 40 country hits with their own classic rock edge, will open the summer twilight concerts Wednesday at 7 p.m.The Silverados formed in 1992 and hail from the Inland Empire. The versatile band play a variety of summer concerts, corporate events and other community events. Two men and two women share lead vocals, while performing their rendition of hits from artists like Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. The band has been described as "fun, high-energy and up-tempo." Band members include Michael Heil, acoustic guitar and vocals; Doug Hanks, electric guitar and vocals; Steve Sanchez, electric guitar; Julie Wuertz, vocals; Julie Stewart, vocals; Ray Ochoa, drums and vocals; and Scott Van Tine, bass guitar. The concert is free and residents are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No umbrellas or pop-up shade structures are allowed, and dogs must be on a leash. The concerts' major sponsors include Downey Party Rentals and CareMore.

********** Published: June 30, 2011 - Volume 11 - Issue 10