Shake Russell, exotic birds to perform on Fourth
Shake Russell will perform July Fourth as part of The city of La Porte's 2010 Plaza by the Bay Summer Concert Series.
The free event will also include Sonny, the Bird Man" and his exotic bird show. Live musical performances are from 4-9 p.m.
The performances will be at the new Five Points Plaza in downtown La Porte.
Vendors will be at the Plaza, and patrons are welcome to bring their picnic blankets and lawn chairs.
Parking will be available at the La Porte Community Church parking lot, 200 First St. There will be no street closures for the concert series, so parking will also be available on Main Street and on Broadway.
Following is a concert lineup for other shows this summer, which will be 6-9 p.m.:
July 16: The big band sounds of the Gerald Highburger Orchestra;
Aug. 6: Blues band John Gaar and the Hopeful Souls; and
Aug. 20: Country singer George Ducas.
The concert series replaces the Fall Back Festival, previously held in October, said Economic Development Coordinator Stacey Osborne, adding the concert series seems to be a better use of the city's festivals and events budget.
We just finished construction of the new Five Points Town Plaza and we wanted to schedule events that will draw people to the area and provide a wide range of entertainment options," Osborne said.
So, far the idea of the concert series has been well-received in the community, so we're excited to see how it works."
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