The Clover Island Inn will be the happening place this summer when its musical entertainment lineup kicks off May 13 with the Untapped Blues Party.
There will be weekly live music Sundays and Wednesdays from June through August, a boat race kickoff party featuring Colorblind, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute party with Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads, a Corvette Car Club show featuring the music of Joe Walla and a hypno-comedy show.
Rounding out the summer fun will be a concert featuring 1980s rock band Quarterflash, whose biggest hit was Harden My Heart, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard charts in 1981.
"We have twice the entertainment planned for this year," said Mark Blotz, general manager of the hotel.
Most of the events are free and open to all ages, but a few of the planned events will have cover charges and are open to the 21 and older crowd only.
Here's what the schedule looks like:
-- May 13: Untapped Blues Kickoff Party; $10 cover and for 21 and older.
-- May 29: Jimmy Buffett Tribute Party with Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads; $15 cover and for 21 and older.
-- June 1-Aug. 17: Every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., it will be Thunder on the River music night for all ages featuring live music by various bands, hot rods, motorcycles, food and beverages. No cover and all ages are welcome.
--July-August: There will be a pool party every Sunday starting at 5 p.m. featuring the live music of Tri-City rock/blues band Three-Legged Dog. Open to all ages. No cover and all ages are welcome.
-- July 29: Boat Race Kickoff Party features local rock band Colorblind playing from 7 to 11 in the parking lot. Cover is $5 at the door and it is open to 21 and older.
-- Aug. 6: Corvettes on the River Car Show is from 7 to 11 p.m., and features the music of Joe Walla from Los Angeles. Admission is $20 at the gate with proceeds to be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All ages welcome.
-- Aug. 13: Quarterflash concert, with Colorblind. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission is $20. Tickets go on sale July 1 at the hotel. 21 and older.
More information about the summer festivities is available at www.cloverislandinn.com
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; email@example.com