Rockwall Chamber presents Rockin’ at The HarborPublished: September 20, 2012
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An exclusive evening of progressive pop-in parties, free food and spirits, fireworks, and live music by Random Axis under the Big Top
(Rockwall) September 18, 2012 - Step right up to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of The Harbor, North Texas’ premier dining, shopping and entertainment district on the picturesque shores of Lake Ray Hubbard. The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce presents “Rockin’ at The Harbor,” a circus-themed evening of progressive pop-in parties and live music under the Big Top, tailored to guests age 21 and older.
Ticket holders should arrive at The Harbor District by 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, where they’ll receive complimentary valet parking to the private party extraordinaire. The “Ringmaster” will escort guests on a whimsical adventure through several of The Harbor’s finest eateries and party points, where taste buds will be tempted with delectable food and adult beverages.
The finale will feature Random Axis – the versatile, eight-member Metroplex band whose show-stopping saxophone player, swinging rhythm section and vocal gymnasts will rock The Harbor until midnight. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is the title sponsor of the event. Oncor is also a major sponsor.
Every party-goer will receive a Swag Bag with various prizes, including a cigar from En Fuego Tobacco Shop. In one of those gift bags, Willis Fine Jewelry will have placed a pair of diamond earrings! There will be a fireworks display, too!
All of this merriment is available to a limited number of guests on a first-come, first-served basis, for one convenient admission price of $50.
Progressive Pop-In Parties
Guests will be guided to several Harbor hot spots – among them Dodie’s Cajun Diner, where they’ll be treated to thirst-quenching spirits and tasty appetizers. The journey will include a stop aboard Harbor Lights, a 57-foot dining vessel captained by Scott Self. There, samplings from El Cayote Rojo will be accompanied by Salsa dancing. Specialty acts will entertain and amuse, as party-goers make their way to Mistra, the signature restaurant at the Hilton Bella Harbor. A visit to the Grotto is also included, where Villas, the Brazilian Steakhouse will serve up a party on the patio – along with five different types of meats. More sips and nosh await guests at the posh Providence Place Boutique. Firehouse Subs, Cole Mountain Feed Store and Luna de Noche will also serve up delicious favorites.
Under the Big Top
The party trail leads to the Big Top, where Random Axis performs live on stage. Popcorn, peanuts and other circus fare will compliment the festive atmosphere. Tasty treats will be dished out from Frosted Whimsy. Bud Light will service the circus tent with beer and wine, as Campisi’s delivers authentic Italian favorites. Starbucks will keep the party brewing, along with Nothing Bundt Cakes. Add in a splash of excitement from Tito’s Handmade Vodka spirit lounge and Rockin’ at The Harbor becomes the destination of choice for guests seeking a dining and entertainment experience unlike any other in the North Texas area.
Rockin’ at The Harbor – Rockwall’s rendition of the traditional pub crawl – can be transformed into a weekend extravaganza for party-goers who choose to stay at the Hilton Bella Harbor. La Quinta, Best Western, Hampton Inn,Comfort Suites, Super 8 and Value Place are just minutes from The Harbor District.
For luxury accommodations and complete staycation packages, go toVisitRockwall.com.
Message from the Mayor
“The Rockwall Chamber has teamed up with some of our city’s best restaurants, hotels and retailers to offer visitors an unforgettable experience on September 29th – an exclusive opportunity to sample the sights, sounds and flavors that make The Harbor such a popular staycation destination,” said Rockwall Mayor David Sweet. “The best part is that encore performances happen regularly at The Harbor. Families can return again and again to enjoy picnics on the lawn, shopping and fine dining, porch parties and outdoor concerts – even parasailing on Lake Ray Hubbard.”
The Harbor District is located at 2047 Summer Lee Drive in Rockwall, 75087. Tickets for Rockin’ at The Harbor are $50, which includes several progressive pop-in parties and the complete Big Top experience. Space is limited and guests must be 21 or older for this exclusive event. To reserve your spot or to learn more, go to VisitRockwall.com or call 972-771-5733.
Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce
697 E. I-30
Rockwall, TX 75087