Judging from all of the dancing, cheers and applause last night, rock band “Blaze of Glory,” the Bon Jovi Experience really rocked Rockwall concert-goers at the weekly Thursday night “Concert By The Lake,” sponsored by the City of Rockwall’s Parks & Recreation Dept.
As usual, the crowd was large at the event – at least 3,000 or so people were in attendance.
Lead singer Trae Doss – who looks, dresses and acts the part of Jon Bon Jovi quite well – is quite a showman and fine singer. He had a lot of ladies up and dancing, swooning to his singing.
Doss explained between songs that the band members are all tremendous fans of Bon Jovi and they chose their name from his famous “Blaze of Glory” song from the movie Young Guns II. He said with their performances they pay homage to him and all he’s done for rock music. Looks like people across DFW agree that they’re doing a fine job because they’re playing to great reviews across the Metroplex.
For more info about Blaze of Glory, see their website at: http://www.blazeofgloryband.com.
If you enjoy good music but haven’t been to a concert yet, you’re really missing out. Thousands of folks from across the area are making it a weekly event now. They bring their lawn chairs and blankets to sit on, chow down on all kinds of foods and wash it down with a variety of waters, sodas and wines (from what I see).
Everyone is dressed quite casually – from shorts to bikini tops. Makes for fun people-watching, especially for the guys. Many in the audience have been out on the lake on boats. Much of the crowd actually picnics during the concerts on the boats which they push right up next to the lakeside amphitheater. Last night there must have been 30 different boats docked within hearing distance.
We hope to have our video news reports going by August and will certainly be shooting videos of the concerts and concert-goers.
The Harbor was packed with at least 3-4,000 lively concert-goers last night attending the free Django Walker “Concert By The Lake,” sponsored by the The City of Rockwall’s Parks & Recreation Dept.
I know this because I personally handed out 500 promotional fliers to the crowd (but that’s another story).
Walker and his band apparently had many fans there, judging from the applause and movement to his Texas-style rock n’ roll music. He seems to be a regular in Rockwall, having appeared here several times in the past few years.
This was one of the weekly free concerts produced for the whole family which last all Summer long. They are really quite a hit! If you enjoy music and getting out for a relaxing night by Lake Ray Hubbard, then you really can’t beat these events. They are great for people watching, too! People are dressed in a variety of outfits, from those dressed to the nines to those in swimming suits.
Everybody brings lawn chairs and blankets to sit on, plus their own food and drink, which ranges from fried chicken and sandwiches to fancy take-out from a nearby Harbor restaurant. You can see plenty of wine-sippers in the crowd, as well as soda, water and beer drinkers.
Next week Petty Theft is on the schedule to perform.
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As the photo reveals, the weather was gorgeous, hundreds of people were on hand and the City of Rockwall’s all-Summer-long weekly “Concerts By The Lake” started off with a rousing success last night at the amphitheater at The Harbor.
“Jeanne Lay and Fat Tuesday” was the band that kicked off the highly-enjoyable, completely-free concerts for the whole family, which start at 7:30 pm and last until about 9 pm every Thursday evening.
Where else in DFW can you go for a free concert, while simultaneously eating a picnic dinner with family and friends and witnessing beautiful sunsets while sitting by the lake? Nowhere, to be exact! We really have to compliment the City of Rockwall – in particular, the Parks & Rec Dept. – for putting on such a superb show – especially for families. It’s tough to find great family entertainment anymore – especially for free! Parents bring their children and even the family dogs.
We highly recommend attending each and every concert. The music is excellent and the atmostphere couldn’t be better! We plan on going almost every week. For more info, including a concert schedule, check out the homepage on the City’s website: http://rockwall.com/.