Our Beginnings: The Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guildtraces its beginnings to a clear and crisp January evening in 2001. The Woman’s Club
sponsored an event to raise money for a baby grand piano. The audience,
dressed in gowns, jewelry, furs and tuxedos, enjoyed classical music
performed by the Inland Valley Symphony.Club President Mavis Schaffner was so inspired
by the receptive audience she proposed the
formalization of what became The Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild. The past years
have featured a wide range of musical offerings; evolving from classical and opera to Broadway, jazz, swing, country and rock. From a spring and fall concert,
the Guild now includes five concert events per year.
The Guild has been and continues to be a team effort. Many community members deserve credit for its creation and success. Along with Mavis and Marlo Schaffner, there were Art Zasio, Ken and Dorothy Cable, Dr. Vick Knight, Audrey Barrows, Carol Vaughn and Shirley Beauttas. There have been dozens of others who contributed their time, energy and creative talents to this program. With changing demographics of our community, music styles change and The Guild will continue to evolve accordingly. Therefore, we seek your continued input and support for this program. The Guild intends to continue delivering quality music at an affordable price to help Canyon Lake remain a little bit of paradise.
Past Concert Events: Since 2001
2020: Desperado as Eagles. The remainder of the 2020 season was postponed into 2021 due to the pandemic.
2019: Shawn Gerhard as Garth Brooks, Matt Mauser as Frank Sinatra, Doobie Brothers Experience, Jay White as Neil Diamond.
Summer events at the Amphitheater: Stars on the Water as Jimmy Buffett and Jumping Jack Flash as the Rolling Stones.
2018: Pat Farrell as Billy Joel, Bee Gees Gold, Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience, Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart
2017: Kenny Metcalf as Elton John, Fortunate Son as Creedence Clearwater, Smooth Sounds of Santana, Beach Boys Tribute
Summer event at Holiday Harbor Park: Fleetwood Mac Tribute
2016: The Long Run: Eagles Tribute, Beatles vs. Stones, True Willie: Willie Nelson Tribute, Plaid Tidings Christmas Show
2015: Gary Bonner Singers; Dancing in the Park: DJ Rob Robinson; Linda Gentille; Gary Bonner Singers
2014: Jim Curry: Tribute to John Denver; Dancing in the Park: DJ Rob Robinson; Jay White: Tribute to Neil Diamond
2013: Gary Bonner Singers; Dancing in the Park: Terry Williams Orchestra; Marine Corp Band; Linda Gentile: Great Balls of Fire
2012: Jay White: Tribute to Neil Diamond; Concert in the Park: Kulayad; Greg Schreiner: Hollywood Revisited
2011: Scot Bruce Tribute to Elvis; Concert in the Park: Terry Williams Orchestra; Marine Corp Band; Robert Holts Orchestra
2010: Big Band Sounds: Kevin Mayse Orchestra; Concert In The Park: Rob Rio; Doo Wha Riders; Marine Corp Band
2009: Inland Valley Symphony; Concert in the Park: Kulayad; Jay White: Tribute To Neil Diamond
2008: The Celtic Tenors; Rob Rio Boogie and the Blues
2007: Glen Yarbrough; Concert in the Park: Kulayad; Bob Anderson (Tributes)
2006: Inland Valley Symphony; Gary Bonner Singers; Kevin Mayse & Dina Bennett
2005: Gilbert Guathier Tribute to Sinatra; Concert in the Park: Judy Taylor; Nielson & Young Piano Duo
2004: Inland Valley Symphony, Redlands Symphony Pops Concert
2003: Gary Bonner Singers; Big Band Sounds: Kevin Mayse, Cassie Miller; Gary Bonner Singers
2002: Classical Piano, Guitar & Voice; Richard Schaffner, Janelle Rollinson
2001: Inland Valley Symphony, Inland Valley Symphony