Arts & Entertainment

Clover Island is calling all Parrotheads once again

You might say Clover Island Hotel in Kennewick is stuck in the past when it comes to entertainment. More specifically, classic music.

But the best part about the outdoor concert series held at the east end of the hotel is that it never seems to outgrow the old. Fans continue to turn out whenever the hotel brings an old rocker to town.

Kicking off the summer concert series May 24 will be those crazy Parrotheads led by Garratt Wilkin, who can't get enough of Jimmy Buffett music.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with Colorblind opening at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 with tickets at the hotel.This outdoor music event has been going strong since 2005 with classic favorites coming to town such as the Kingsmen, Poco, The Grass Roots and Pablo Cruise.

This year, the hotel also features the music of Brian Howe, former lead singer for Bad Company, on July 11. That show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available at the hotel.

"Every year our crowds grow and our acts become bigger and better," said Mark Blotz, manager of the hotel. "The Parrothead party has become a huge hit with locals -- almost like a celebration to the beginning of summer."