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Island Vibe brings tropical sound to Roanoke

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The beach party sound of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean will fill the stage as Tropical Music duo Island Vibe returns Friday, May 10 to Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Roanoke Lions Club.

Island Vibe is a popular party band from Fort Wayne featuring steel drummer and percussionist Doug Laughlin and guitarist Rod Bowers from Huntington. The duo performs throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan at platforms ranging from the Three Rivers Festival to Put-in-Bay. The group boasts a staggering repertoire of over 600 songs, giving them the ability to customize their song list on the spot for any audience. This will be their first public appearance at the Cottage Event Center, but they have performed for a number of private parties at the venue to enthusiastic crowds.

The “Trop Rock” genre has always been popular at the Cottage Event Center, from their very first concert in 2012 by Buffet tribute artist Captain Jac to Michigan duo Two Dudes in Flip Flops.

The Roanoke Lions club will be on hand grilling burgers for purchase. A cash bar will also be available.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by phone at (260) 483-3508. Tickets are also available at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke or online at