February 11, 2016

Local band bringing the rock to Oasis Lake

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Point Blank performs at the depot during last year's Summer Concert Series.

ADAMS TWP. — Oasis Lake park goers will get more than a chance to swim, barbecue and play volleyball July 5, as Standish-based rock group Point Blank is slated to play a concert there from 4-8 p.m.

County Commissioner Robert Luce, who represents the commission on the parks board, said admission to the concert is the same as admission to the park — $5 per car. According to Luce, where the band will perform in the park will depend on the weather.

“There is a pavilion that can be used, but I’m thinking the weather is going to be nice and they’re going to be playing outdoors. That’s our first choice,” he said.

Luce said the concert organizers are contacting vendors to sell concessions during the concert, and believes there will be hot dogs and beverages for sale. Alcohol will not be sold, but is permitted at the park if people bring their own.

Concert attendees may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket, and might want to consider bringing some bug spray, Luce said.

“It wouldn’t hurt to have some Deep Woods Off, but we are going to spray for mosquitoes,” he said. “It will be treated or fogged prior to the concert day.”

Luce said the board thought Point Blank would be a good fit for the parks board’s first Fourth of July concert at Oasis Lake.

“They’ve played more than once downtown at the depot,” he said. “They’re one of our local bands. We like to support our local bands or any local enterprise. They’re a darned good band, and a lot of fun.”

While the concert is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., Oasis Lake will still open at its regular time, 11 a.m., according to Luce. Proceeds from the concert go toward Arenac County Parks and Recreation.

Oasis Lake is located on M-76 between Sterling and Alger.

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