Warrant, Kodi Lee and Midnight Satellites delight fans at Wiens

Warrant rocked the Wiens Family Cellars stage to close out the Toyota of Temecula Summer Concert Series. Jeff Pack photo

There were two distinct audiences who came to Wiens Family Cellars Friday, Sept. 6, to see Kodi Lee and Midnight Satellites and Warrant at the Toyota of Temecula Summer Concert Series produced by Harbour Productions.

Of course, the headliner of the night was Warrant, the rockers that formed in the heyday of hair metal bands in 1984 in Hollywood and sold more than 10 million records worldwide.

The show was a homecoming of sorts for rhythm guitarist Erik Turner, who lived in Murrieta for many years until moving to Texas earlier this year and had a hand in helping to make the Warrant-branded wines that are made by nearby South Coast Winery.

The band ripped through a more than an hour set that included the hits as well as tunes from their 2017 release “Louder Harder Faster.” Fans gathered in front of the stage to rock along with the band’s chords and soaring vocals.

The band even brought on a guest vocalist for “Heaven,” the song that reached No. 1 on the Rolling Stone Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Kodi Lee, the “Amerca’s Got Talent” finalist, who opened for Warrant with local favorites, Midnight Satellites, sat in on the keyboard and belted out the song with the rest of the band.

Lee, who was recently nominated to the E! People’s Choice Award 2019 category called The Competition Contestant of 2019, and his Midnight Satellites band members also drew a large crowd to the front of the stage.

Dozens of fans gathered to record video and listen to lead singer Salvatore Spinelli and Lee trade songs with the backing of bandmates Brennan Kilpatrick, Ryan Kilpatrick and Nick Seiwert.

Opening the evening’s performances were local rockers, Garage Sale Monsters, and Cale Carter, Bill Federick, Sean Wells, Hank Lebitski, Brad Landon and Dan Schwab turned in a good set.

The event was a fundraiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange County. The concert marked the end of the Toyota of Temecula Summer Concert Series. For more information on Harbour Productions, visit www.harbourproductions.live.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.