Officials expect at least 1,000 people on hundreds of boats to float into The Palms Marina on Lake Conroe Saturday for AquaPalooza, a live music concert and party.  AquaPalooza is a free boat-in live music event that will be held at the Palms Marina located at 11880 Anchorage Marina Rd off FM 830 on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 1 p.m. to midnight.

AquaPalooza is “the world’s largest on-water celebration.”  It is held annually at more than 100 locations worldwide during the last two weekends of July.  This event was created by Sea Ray, a manufacturer of small pleasure craft.

This year’s AquaPalooza “signature event,” featuring country star Brad Paisley, was the weekend of July 10 on Lake Travis, near Austin.  It was estimated that about 40,000 people attended the event.

All AquaPalooza events are free and open to the public, but attendees can only get to the event by boat. Land access to The Palms Marina on Lake Conroe, will be closed during AquaPalooza.

So far, approximately 250 boats have signed up to attend AquaPalooza on Lake Conroe.  The band Roseville, which has a song on the current Texas music charts, will perform from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Modoc, a Nashville, Tenn.-based rock group, will perform at 4 p.m.  A disc jockey will play music from 7-9 p.m.; and then at 9 p.m., a 34-foot inflatable movie screen will show “Ace Ventura.”  “It’s huge a boat-in theater.”

AquaPalooza also will feature a designated swimming site, and there will be two barges stationed on the water, one with barbecue and drinks and the other with porta-potties.

AquaPalooza organizers are “reminding everyone to boat safely.”  It’s pretty well organized so we are looking forward to a fun, safe event.

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