4th Annual Taste of Temecula Valley announces entertainment

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE), in partnership with Timmy Daniels of Timmy D. Productions, is pleased to announce the entertainment lineup for the 2014 Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV).

The fourth annual event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Temecula Town Square, Old Town Temecula. TOTV is designed to raise awareness and to help fund programs in the arts, sciences, and technology for students in Grades K-12 in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.

In addition to 65 booths with restaurants, wineries, specialty products, and craft breweries, there will be all-day entertainment with master of ceremonies Timmy Daniels and disc jockey Nate Scott.

Among the entertainers confirmed are acoustic solo guitarist Matthew Fagan; top 40s and latin band ENTOURAJ; Vylani’s Polynesian Dancers; classic rock guitarist Darren Pritchard; and performers from Temecula’s Cathy’s Dance.

“With 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Timmy Daniels is one of Temecula Valley’s leading entertainment providers. We are thrilled that he supports our mission and continues as part of our team, working with us to make the 2014 TOTV the best it can be,” said Mark Katan, event chair.

“We are also excited to partner with Joy and Mike Paul of Jolly Jumps to offer an expanded Fun Zone. In addition to an assortment of activities for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults, the TOTV will mark the debut of the Jolly Express, a trackless train which will be giving rides to children and adults.”

“You may not know it, but all of us have seen the train the Jolly Express replicates. It’s prominently displayed in the mural next to the Farmer’s Market in Old Town Temecula. Known as a 4-4-0 locomotive – because there are four small wheels in the front, four larger wheels in the middle, and none under the cab – it was used extensively in the first half of the 19th century and was what ran through Riverside County, connecting San Diego and Barstow. This is an extra-special addition to our event, and will be great fun for all,” Katan added.

Sponsored by TVFEE, in collaboration with the Temecula Valley Unified School District and the City of Temecula, the TOTV offers a unique tasting opportunity, he noted.

“The idea is to bring together wineries, microbreweries, and a diverse array of menu offerings from restaurants to give patrons an opportunity to sample items they might not otherwise try – all in one beautiful location. Among the new vendors joining the 2014 TOTV are Bushfire Grill, Electric Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing, La Bella Vita, Panini & Hops Restaurant, Times Square New York-Style Pizzeria, and Chef Robert from Pala Casino Spa Resort.”

Admission to the Taste of Temecula Valley is $10 per person; children 12 and under are free. Admission includes all-day entertainment, events, and access to tasting booths, which require the use of taste tickets, available for purchase –generally $2 each – inside the gate. Patrons will receive a hand stamp at entry. With proof of age, those 21 and older will receive a complimentary wine glass and will be issued a wristband for access to wine and beer booths. Paid general admission allows in-and-out privileges as long as hand stamp is still visible. Tickets are available at the gate, on the foundation website at www.tvfee.org, and on the Old Town Temecula Community Theater website at tickets.temeculatheater.org.

“The 4th annual Taste of Temecula Valley will offer guests something they can’t get anywhere else – a unique tasting experience. And, as always, it’s for the kids. Monies raised will support programs for more than 28,000 TVUSD students,” he said.

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