Thursday, July 28, 2011

Rockwall Concert By The Lake Sponsored By Gloria’s

We all love concerts, who doesn’t, but come to The Harbor Amphitheater in Rockwall, TX on Thursday nights starting at 7:30 p.m. and you can love them for free.  The free concerts scheduled from May 5th to August 18th helps make good on Rockwall’s boast of being the “Live Music Capital of North Texas.”   Concerts are family friendly and start at 7:30 and run till 9 p.m. every Thursday evening for the remainder of the summer.   The concerts by the lake will feature country, rock, classic rock, zydeco, blues, pop and variety bands.  Hosting a wide variety of musical styles should give everyone across the metroplex a chance to come out and enjoy the concerts by the lake all summer long.  Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on but are asked to pick up the area before they leave.  With plenty of dining choices right on the water there is no need to bring your own food or drinks.  You can choose from Salvadorian, Mexican, Cajun and American food, so stop by before or after the concert for food and drinks.  The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department hosts this event every year and with the help of local event sponsors like Gloria’s Rockwall, Rockwall Ford and others, the concert by the lake series should be a fixture for years to come.

2011 Concert by the Lake Schedule

May 5 - David Allen –Elvis Tribute-
May 12 - The Part Crashers – Classic Rock and Roll, 50’s thru 90’s dance & party music
May 19 - Vocal Trash – Variety
May 26 - Me and My Monkey – Beatles Tribute
June 2 - Escape – Dallas Journey Tribute Band
June 9 - Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute
June 16 - The Pictures – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Top 40, Disco & Funk, and Country
June 23 - Django Walker - Country
June 30 - Hanna's Reef - Texas Beach Music
July 7 – King Creole – A Mardi Gras of classic party music!
July 14 – Double Ace – Variety
July 21 - Railhead - Classic Rock
July 28 - Professor D - Electric party/dance/variety band 
Aug 4 - King Bucks – Country
Aug 11 - Fastlane - Eagles Tribute
Aug 18 - Ponty Bone - Cajun Zydeco

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gloria’s Restaurant Opens new Restaurant in the Bishop Arts District

With Gloria’s Restaurants going 13 locations strong and one soon to be added in Houston, this past April 11th 2011 something strange happened at one of their locations recently, it closed.  You may be wondering which location, the location that started it all 25 years ago in Oak Cliff.  While many locals called the evening bittersweet, many were excited because the new Gloria’s opened a couple of nights later on Gloria’s 25th anniversary at the historic Fire Station No. 15 building, April 14th, 2011.  While Gloria’s Restaurants boast a very modern exterior, the owners Jose and Gloria Fuentes agreed to keep the historic look and feel of the building because of the areas conservation district requirements.  While many loved the first location, its lack of parking and 2,700 square feet of space made it a necessity to find a new location.  The new location boasts about 5,000 square feet of space nearly doubling the size of the old location.  The Fire Station also has 2 different levels for patio lounging.  While the inside has been totally renovated to look sleek and beautiful, there is still one piece of history that still remains, the fire pole.  If you haven’t visited our newest location yet, come by and have a margarita with us!