By Melody Vallieu
TROY — The community can catch some musical waves when the first concert at the newly renovated Treasure Island hits the stage Saturday.
Phil Dirt Presents: Surf’s Up, a Tribute to the Beach Boys, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the newly reonvated Treasure Island Park.
Surf’s Up is a beach party band with more than 20 years of performing experience. Participants may find themselves dancing and singing along to the music of The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Hondells, Ronny and The Daytonas, and other beach party bands, to the concert that will kick off the summer at the city’s newest concert venue. The event will be held at Treasure Island Park in Troy.
Troy Mayor Michael Beamish said he is excited to get the concert series under way at the city’s newest park.
“I certainly encourage everyone to come out during the whole summer, starting this Saturday, and make use of the amphitheater and enjoy all that the resurrected Treasure Island Park has to offer,” Beamish said.
Hobart Arena staff will offer adult beverages during the summer concerts and Treasure Island. Patrons of the park must not bring their own alcoholic beverages to the park. Alcoholic beverages can only be purchased at the concession areas at the venue during these special events. All bags will be checked upon entering the concert area.
The proceeds from the alcohol sales will be used to offset the event costs, according to city staff.
During the fenced-in concert events, no food or beverage, coolers, and other such items will be allowed to be carried in within the permit area. Other prohibited items include recording devices, umbrellas, laser pointers, beach balls or inflatables, signs, selfie sticks, fireworks, bikes inside the fenced area, and other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate. Within the amphitheater space, including the seating area and levee area, there also will be no smoking allowed during the concerts.
There is no admission fee for the concert events. There is no reserved seating. Chairs may be placed in the amphitheater area. The amphitheater area is open beginning at 6 p.m. Performances will not be moved indoors or rescheduled in the event of rain.
“We’re hoping for great weather and a really good crowd,” Beamish said. “Come on out and join us.”
Earlier in the day, beginning at noon, the Great Miami 12 Miami River Race and Fun Float will be taking place along the Great Miami River. The event starts at the Treasure Island Marina in Troy, and ending with an after party at Adventures on the Great Miami. This unique 12-mile river race is open to all skill levels with awards for best time overall, best team (canoe), best individual (kayak or S.U.P. Board), and spirit fun float. Park at Adventures on the Great Miami, 1955 E. Ross Road, Tipp City, to take a shuttle ride to Treasure Island Park in Troy to begin the race. For more information, call (937) 266-6252 or visit www.greatmiami.net.
“I get to be the race starter,” said Beamish, who said registration remains open.
Here’s a further list of upcoming events at Treasure Island Park in Troy this summer:
• Stranger in Concert at Treasure Island Park — July 9
Stranger is a Dayton band that was formed in 1996. The concept of the band is simple — The ’80s rule. Participants will sing along with every song and could end up on stage singing with Stranger at some point in the show as well. The event will be held at the Treasure Island Park in Troy.
• TriTroy — July 10
This year marks the triumphant return of the TriTroy. Staged at the recently renovated Treasure Island Park, the TriTroy starts with a 2 mile canoe course, followed by a 15 mile bike ride and concludes with a 4 mile run. Most will compete as a 2-person team, but there is also a solo division.
Entry fee is $120 for teams and $50 for solo participants. For complete details or to register, see www.speedy-feet.com. The event begins at 11 a.m.
All participants will receive a custom shirt, custom finisher’s medal, and post-race refreshments. Team entries also include the canoe, life vests and paddles.
There is a frequently asked questions page on the city’s website, www.troyohio.gov, and click the “Treasure Island FAQs” for additional information about featured events.
Reach Melody Vallieu at (937) 552-2131 or at [email protected]