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Island Vibe to bring tropical sound to Roanoke

Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018

The beach party sound of Jimmy Buffet and the Caribbean will fill the stage as Tropical Music duo Island Vibe performs Friday, May 18 at 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. 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 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

Shown in the photo are Rod Bowers, guitar, and Doug Laughlin, percussions.