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Jimmy Buffet Tribute to be held in Roanoke

Posted: Friday, July 6, 2012

The New Cottage Event Center in Roanoke goes tropical Friday, August 10 with the Island Sounds of a Jimmy Buffet Tribute show starring “Captain Jac.”  The concert, sponsored by the Roanoke Lions Club, will feature an assortment of hit songs made famous by the popular Buffet including “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Volcano,” “Fins” and the iconic classic “Margaritaville.”  In addition, Indianapolis based Captain Jac will perform some original songs from his recent Pilothouse Music CD “Livin On the Hard.”

While the concert starts at 7:30 p.m., those attending are encouraged to come early as the Lions Club will be grilling delicious burgers and hot dogs that can be purchased to get everyone in the mood for a great show. A cash bar will also be available (with Margaritas of course) plus a variety of soft drinks. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased from any Roanoke Lions Club member or at the following locations: The Cottage Kitchen & Café on Locust Street in Roanoke; Bippus State Bank, downtown Roanoke; Mike Gibson’s State Farm Insurance on U.S.-24 in Roanoke or by calling (260) 483-3508. Tickets on the day of the show are $15.

The grandson of a Midwestern farmer, Captain Jac grew up in nearby North Webster, before attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston and has played on a variety of recording sessions in New York, Memphis and Nashville. Devoting his musical career to the island style made famous by Jimmy Buffet after a trip to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia in 2006, Captain Jac was recently inducted into the “Trop Rock” Association. He is currently putting the finishing touches on brand new CD titled “Adventures in Paradise.”

Accompanying Captain Jac for the Roanoke show will be veteran musician Tom Berich on the steel pan drums.  Besides performing professionally on a variety of instruments, Berich is a former producer for the national Cable TV network Nickelodeon.

In addition to the Captain Jac concert, The Cottage Event Center will also play host on Friday, September 14 to a Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Theater performance by the popular Bower North Productions from Fort Wayne.  The upcoming production, “To Catch a Clue,” promises a hilarious mystery story featuring Larry Bower as ‘Defective Detective’ John Fieldstone. Besides the opportunity to interact with the characters before the show, the audience will also participate in solving the case and unmasking the killer. Further details regarding ticket pricing and availability will be announced soon.

The Cottage Event Center is a brand new multi-purpose facility located at 9524 U.S.-24 N in Roanoke. While the building is new, the site previously was home to the Roanoke Lanes bowling alley. The Event Center is available to rent for a variety of functions including parties, banquets, trade shows, meetings and more. A feature of the Event Center is that clients may use whatever caterer they wish (including the adjacent Cottage Kitchen & Café) or may simply rent the building and provide their own food. Restrictions apply to alcoholic beverages, sodas and bottled water. For information on booking an event, or to arrange to tour the facility, phone (260) 414-2015. The Cottage Event Center is managed by Hamilton Hospitality Group LLC.