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Singer Ra Leon and his band The Burning Doors, a tribute band to The Doors, kept the energy high as the Claremont Village celebrated its weekly Friday Nights Live concert. The event is free every Friday night with bands performing throughout the Village. / photo by Megan Godinez

Singer Ra Leon and his band The Burning Doors, a tribute band to The Doors, kept the energy high as the Claremont Village celebrated its weekly Friday Nights Live concert. The event is free every Friday night with bands performing throughout the Village. / photo by Megan Godinez

Megan Godinez
Staff Writer

Claremont’s Friday Nights Live has weekly outdoor concerts from May through October.

Last week’s included Michael Ryan and Sneeky Park, High Strung Band, Small Town Magic and The Burning Doors.

Each band had its own style. Small Town Magic, made up of Larry and Rhonda Jackson of Claremont play folk, blues and country music.

“We have been playing (together) for 18 years and enjoy spending time together while we perform, making memories,” Larry Jackson said.

“We have been playing Friday Nights Live for about seven years,” Rhonda Jackson added.

The Burning Doors is a Door’s tribute band. 

Ra Leon, lead singer, explained how they came to be. 

“We are huge fanatics of The Doors,” Leon said. “We like to rock in Claremont and any venue.”

The bands, which play at different spots across the city, will be livening things up till November.

For more information, visit claremontchamber.org/friday-nights-live. 

Megan Godinez can be reached at megan.godinez@laverne.edu.

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