Concert at the Lakes 2017

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

By Joe Nelson

Set your calendars now for an enjoyable evening of classic rock music on July 29 as The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Foundation and Santee Lakes Foundation present the 8th annual “Concert at the Lakes”.  Two bands will play that evening, they are described as ‘Two of the World’s Greatest Tribute Bands’. The fun will start with “Dog n Butterfly”, a Heart tribute band, then followed by “The Long Run”, an Eagles tribute band. The concert will be held at North Lake 5 at Santee Lakes. Gates for the show will open at 4PM with the music starting at 6PM.

The emcee for the evening will be San Diego radio/TV legend “Shotgun” Tom Kelly. Shotgun is especially well known in Santee from his days at KCBQ. The studio for KCBQ was located where the Kohls store now sits. In 2010 a monument to commemorate the iconic station was erected just off Mission Gorge Road and can be seen from the sidewalk, or in the drive through of the In-n-Out Burger in front of the Kohls.


Dog n Butterfly

Created in late 2003, DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY is a 5 piece band of accomplished musicians dedicated to bringing their talent and love of Heart’s memorable music of the 70’s and 80’s to the stage with unequaled accuracy and musical skill. Complete with stage show & retro- inspired costumes, Dog ‘N’ Butterfly takes the concept of “Tribute” to a whole new level! Fronting the band is vocalist Lizann Warner whose portrayal of Ann Wilson is both eerie and un-paralleled. Her un-canny Ann-like voice has not only earned her praise from the actual members of Heart, but also landed her several tracks on video games including the popular Activision game: Guitar Hero III, singing Heart’s hit “Barracuda”, as well as “Magic Man” on Konami’s Game: Rock Revolution.  Lizann’s credits also include TV ad jingles like the current commercial for Sandals Resorts [“My Blue Heaven”], airing on all major networks including: CNN, FOX NEWS & CSNBC. Lizann is joined on stage by Desha (pronounced “De-shay”) Dunnahoe a music major from Cal State University of Long Beach who is not only a multi-instrumentalist who plays both electric and acoustic guitars fluently, but is also a gifted composer and orchestrator who teaches young music students for the city of Long Beach’s unified school district. Lizann and Desha are joined by a power-house line up of stellar musicians who create the look and sound so closely to the band HEART, that even Hearts founding members Ann & Nancy Wilson and Roger fisher have praised them for their authenticity.

The Long Run

The Long Run’s Gary Grantham tells Santee Style “We never lose sight of how very lucky we are to borrow this great catalogue of songs and perform them live for Eagles fans not only here in America but in many other parts of the world.  The music resonates with people everywhere we go.  We continue to strive to do it justice.  The Long Run is looking forward to bringing our show back to the lakes, sharing the stage with Dog N’ Butterfly and rockin’ the night with the classic rock fans of Santee!”

Since their debut in 1999 THE LONG RUN – Experience The Eagles has earned its place among the top-drawing tribute acts in North America and is widely-regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show working today. Selected to perform the music of The Eagles by Mark Cuban’s and Ryan Seacrest’s network AXStv, their 90 minute live concert for the hit TV show “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” was broadcast to millions of viewers over five countries. Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, every TLR performance delivers a reverence for the beloved, Eagles studio recordings blended with The Long Run’s own, live-concert personality.


Santee Coffee Corner will have their Coffee Trolley on site for your refreshment needs.

Please visit or email for more information, there is the option of lawn seating or a dinner package to choose from.