Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay set May 25

Special to the Parade

Music, food and fun are on the slate for the Town of Laguna Vista’s Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay event.

The outdoor event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Roloff Park, located in the heart of the city off FM 510 across the street from the bay. The event celebrates the completion of Roloff Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held.

“We’ve just completed the improvements to Roloff Park. We’re inviting people from throughout the Valley to join us in this celebration. We want to show them our beautiful community,” says Mayor Susie Houston.

The day will start with basketball tournaments for kids ages 6-18. Games will start at noon. Rides including a train ride, bumper cars and Pirate’s Revenge and crafts will be available for everyone to enjoy. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the various vendors offering delicious food and beverages. In addition, Sea Turtle Inc. will bring turtles and teach about the turtles and how their organization rescues them.

The event will feature various groups performing during the event, including the classically-trained guitarist and local talent Michael Keplinger, the Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata, Zumba dancers, jazz guitarist Clay Moore, and Joe Shull and Chill Bone.

Keplinger is from Laguna Vista with many years of experience who performs a variety of music from the baroque era to present day. Moore is a rare find in today’s jazz scene – a unique voice that strengthens and expands the jazz idiom with sensitivity, clarity and uncompromising integrity. Moore’s warm, expressive tones and impeccable phrasing have been delighting U.S. and international audiences for over 20 years.

PIHS Mariachi Plata is a performance group focused on celebrating Mariachi music and promoting cultural diversity.

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