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‘Motu’ brings the Sound of the Caribbean to ‘Come to the Lakes’

Published 11:29am Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daily Journal

Lakes Area Community Center in Battle Lake invites the community to “Come to the Lakes” for the sounds of the Caribbean.

Attendees should bring lawn chair, relax in the shade and let the music of “Motu” transport them to the tropics. The sound of the steel drum will fill the air Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., as the trio perform in an open air concert on LACC’s east lawn. Reggae and Island Music are the featured sounds of Jay Johnson on piano, Arlyn Swenson guitar, Wally Warhol steel drum and trumpet. Jay and Wally add the vocals to complete their upbeat sound.

The area has had a taste of tropical weather, now Come to the Lakes will get the music to make it complete. The program will go inside if necessary. The distinctive calypso beat and the lilt of this “happy music” makes a perfect end to a summer day at the lake.

LACC provides this summer concert series every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in June, July and August.There is no admission charge for these events; they are sponsored by local businesses, so tax exempt contributions go to LACC.

The current projects are: planning and getting started on the patio area and working toward stage lighting.

With August already on the horizon, the annual “Gong Show” is coming quickly. There is still time to get an act in the mix for that special show. Call LACC to let them know with inquiries.

Contact information: Lobby hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday; the LACC is located at 112 West Main St. in Battle Lake, PO BOX 12. Call 219-862-5222, email lacc@arvig.net, visit www.lakesareacommunity center.org or look for them on Facebook. The Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesday 2-7 p.m. Turtle Races are every Thursday and Saturday at 11 a.m.

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