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News Release

February 27, 2004

CONTACT: Angela Rushen
Media and Communications Office 909.413.3053

60s, 70s rock'n roll group Grass Roots to headline
city's 4th of July Celebration

The Grass Roots, a 1960s and early 1970s favorite, has been signed to headline the 2004 Family Fun Fest, Fourth of July Celebration in Moreno Valley. Led by Rob Grill, the Grass Roots charted 14 billboard Top-40 songs between 1966 and 1972, including "Midnight Confessions," "Sooner or Later," "Let's Live for Today," "Temptation Eyes," and "I'd Wait a Million Years."

Mayor Frank West noted that the "Grass Roots" follows in the tradition of outstanding "oldies" entertainment for the Independence Day Celebration, which in past years has included performances by The Little River Band, Johnny Rivers, America, Three Dog Night and the Rascals. "We've set a high standard for our Family Fun Fest headliners and I'm confident that the Grass Roots will put on a great show, especially since the band's original lead singer, Rob Grill, still performs with the group," Mayor West said.

"Grass Roots has always been high on our list, and I'm pleased that our booking agent, Big Red Apple, was finally able to bring them to Moreno Valley," said Moreno Valley Parks and Recreation Director George Price.

Nashville-based "Trailer Park Troubadours," a Family Fun Fest favorite, will return again this year as the opening act.

For more information on the Moreno Valley Independence Day Celebration, contact Parks and Recreation at 413.3280