Star Spangled Celebration to Rock Big Lake Saturday
Kyle Park, Chon Arauza headline Big Lake’s Star Spangled Celebration
Big Lake will be rocking Saturday, July 4 with the first annual Star Spangled Celebration.
The event, presented by the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce, will be headlined by Texas Country superstar Kyle Park.
“This will be an amazing event for Big Lake and everyone in the area,” Chamber Director Loretta Epperson said. “It is completely free, and is a wonderful way to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day.”
The event, being held on the stage at Reagan County’s North Park, will begin at 6 p.m. with opening act Stateline Band out of Midland.
Stateline Band has two members that are Big Lake natives in Kurt O’Briant (RCHS Class of 1993) and Sergio Ojeda (RCHS Class of 2004).
“We are super excited to be part of the first big 4th of July celebration Big Lake is throwing,” Ojeda said. “It is an honor to be invited to go and perform in front of our home town!”
Ojeda plays the keyboard, saxophone and accordion for the band, while O’Briant plays lead guitar.
Ojeda will open the event by playing the National Anthem on his saxophone while Big Lake’s Cub Scout Pack 155 will present the colors.
Stateline Band will be followed by legend Chon Arauza.
Arauza is a veteran Mexican accordionist and a master of cumbias and the Colombian grupero music style.
Everyone’s eyes will turn to the sky at 9:30 p.m. as Badboyz Fireworks puts on a 45 minute display.
“They are the group that did the wonderful fireworks display during Santa Rita Days in September,” Epperson said. “They did a great job then, and I think everyone is going to be amazed the show they put on this time.”
Ground zero for the display will be the little league parking lot just behind the visitor stands at the football field.
The event will be closed out by headliner Kyle Park.
Park, from Austin, Texas, writes and produces his own music, and performs more than 175 shows a year with his band.
The event is completely free, and is BYOB. No alcohol will be sold on site, and no glass bottles will be allowed.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their coolers and lawn chairs, but canopies and tents are prohibited due to limited space.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. by the Activity Center on Montana Avenue.
The event will begin at 6 p.m., and the evening should begin to cool with the sun setting behind spectators through the park trees.
Event T-Shirts will be for sale on site for $15. There will be free glow necklaces for children (first come first serve).
The entire North Park (at Montana Avenue and Ohio Avenue) will be blocked off from vehicle traffic before and during the event.
Some parking is available between the softball and little league fields. More parking will be available at the Reagan County High School’s football field.
There will be 19 food vendors for spectators to choose from, and security will be on site.
For more information please contact the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce at 325-884-2980.