Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to Tube the Trinity at Rockin’ The River at Panther Island Pavilion. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get inner-tube rental for two (a $10 value).
- For $9, you get inner-tube rental for four (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get inner-tube rental for six (a $30 value).
For each option, choose from the following Thursday concerts:
- Six Market Blvd. with Matt Kimbrow on June 7
- Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors with Mike Ryan on June 14
- Cory Morrow Band with Steve Helms on June 21
- No Justice with the Clay Wilson Band on June 28
Gates open at 4 p.m., opening acts begin at 5 p.m., and headliners play at 6:30 p.m. Admission without tube rental is free.
Rockin' the River may well have discovered the world's most relaxing way to take in a concert: bobbing lazily atop inner tubes in the placid waters of the Trinity River. As audiences float from late afternoon through dusk, Texas chart-toppers Six Market Blvd. kick off the series with banjo, mandolin, and steel guitar that take country music back to its roots. Galleywinter tagged 2010 album Running on Seven as "what country music should sound like in 2010:" a mix of "perfectly blended harmonies" and "Skynyrd style groovin’."
The "rock-n-soul" sound of Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors is genre-spanning enough to have shared bills with both George Clinton and Leon Russell. Cory Morrow veers from sweat-inducing, hard-living honky-tonk romps to heartfelt ballads, and No Justice commands a crowd with the experience of playing its country/alt-rock blend for an average of 200 audiences every year.
Between sets, swimmers can head shoreside to purchase beers or swim up to one of the floating bars. Coolers will be provided to keep drinks chilly and safe from party-loving salmon. Fred’s Truck Wagon will be on hand for burgers and other big Texas treats.