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New acts added to Vina Robles Amphitheatre concert schedule

The Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Tedeschi Trucks Band

Classical crossover artist Sarah Brightman, blues-rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band and reggae-rock acts Dirty Heads and Pepper are coming to Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles this August.

Known for her sparkling soprano and vast vocal range, Brightman found fame as a musical theater star before launching her recording career. Her hit songs include “Amigos Para Siempre” with José Carreras and “Time to Say Goodbye” with Andrea Bocelli.

Tickets for Brightman’s Aug. 8 concert are $50 to $140; they go sale Saturday.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, performing Aug. 9 with special guest Jackie Greene, is led by the husband-and-wife team of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Derek Trucks and Grammy-nominated singer Susan Tedeschi. Their band’s debut album, “Revelator,” also won a Grammy.

Tickets for the Tedeschi Trucks Band show are $30 to $75 and go on sale Saturday.

Dirty Heads, best known for their song “Lay Me Down,” will perform Aug. 10 with Pepper and special guest Aer. Tickets, which are now on sale, cost $29 to $39.

Also slated to perform at Vina Robles this summer are folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash; classic rock band Chicago; funk band War; ventriloquist Jeff Dunham; and comedy duo Cheech and Chong.

The entertainment lineup also includes rockers Kenny Loggins and Ted Nugent and alternative rock bands Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray and Uncle Kracker.

Vina Robles Amphitheatre is at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, 3800 Mill Road. For information, call 227-4812 or visit