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Shake Russell Performs at the Plaza for Fourth of July

La Porte, TX—The 2010 Plaza by the Bay Summer Concert Series continues with a Fourth of July Celebration featuring long-time area favorite, Shake Russell.  Mr. Russell will perform at the new Five Points Town Plaza on Sunday, July 4 from 4 – 9 p.m. Sonny the Bird Man will also be holding his Exotic Bird Show on the Plaza during the concert. Patrons are welcome to join the City of La Porte after the concert for fireworks at Sylvan Beach.  The Plaza by the Bay concert series consists of six outdoor summer concerts held at the new Five Points Plaza in downtown La Porte. All concerts in the series, including the Fourth of July concert, are free and open to the public. The Plaza by the Bay Concert series is generously sponsored by Beacon Federal Credit Union and Quality Inn and Suites.

For more than three decades, Texas singer-songwriter Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Through the years, Shake's songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many, including "Deep in the West," “You’ve Got a Lover,” “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” “One More Payment,” and “Our Kind of Love” being recorded by such distinguished artists as Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Ricky Skagg’s hit recording of “You’ve Got a Lover” has appeared on three of Ricky’s albums.

Five Points Town Plaza is located at 201 S. Broadway Street at the corner of Broadway and Main streets in downtown La Porte. Vendors will be available at the Plaza, and patrons are welcome to bring their picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Parking will be available at the La Porte Community Church parking lot, 200 South 1st Street. There will be no street closures for the concert series, so parking will also be available on Main Street and on Broadway. 

For additional information about the Plaza By the Bay Concert Series, including links to performer websites and directions, visit http://www.plazabythebay.comor contact Stacey Osborne at 281-470-5017 or osbornes@laportetx.gov.