Brad Paisley to Headline AquaPalooza(R) 2010 Signature Event
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 9 /PRNewswire/ — Sea Ray Boats announced today that country music superstar Brad Paisley will headline the AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event, which is scheduled for July 10 at The Reserve at Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. The event, hosted by Sea Ray and its local dealer Sail & Ski Center, will have Paisley performing in front of a crowd of thousands of concert-goers on boats.
“AquaPalooza has become synonymous with great music and great times on the water,” said Rob Noyes, vice president of marketing for Sea Ray. “We’re very excited to have a performer of Brad Paisley’s caliber headlining this year’s Signature Event. This is a free event where your boat is your ticket; there will be no land access to the Signature Event.”
With a current single titled “Water” and a new tour called the H2O World Tour, it makes sense that Paisley should headline this year’s AquaPalooza Signature Event. Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three Grammy Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and 13 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. He has released eight critically acclaimed studio albums and has accumulated sales of more than 10 million units. His most recent album, American Saturday Night, was ranked as Time magazine’s No. 1 album of 2009 in any music genre. Paisley’s most recent single, “American Saturday Night,” was his 16th No. 1 — the last 12 of which were consecutive. Paisley’s innovative and entertaining tours have consistently placed in the Top 5 in Pollstar for attendance, and his 2009 American Saturday Night tour played to nearly 1.2 million fans in eight months. Currently, Paisley is nominated for four ACM awards: Entertainer, Male, Album (American Saturday Night) and Video (“Welcome to the Future”).
Lake Travis is located in the beautiful Texas hill country, a short drive from both Austin and San Antonio. “We’re proud to have been chosen to host the Signature Event. It’s a great opportunity to show the world what Lake Travis has to offer,” said Buzz Watkins, co-owner of Sail & Ski, which has locations in Austin, Lakeway and San Antonio, and was recently ranked the No. 1 dealer in North America by Boating Industry magazine.
Lake Travis is a gem among Texas lakes, with approximately 19,000 acres of crystal clear water and 250 miles of shoreline with countless unspoiled coves and creeks to explore. The lake offers 15 marinas and 11 public boat ramps, as well as numerous powerboat, houseboat and PWC rental facilities. The Signature Event will be held at Mile Marker 22 at The Reserve at Lake Travis, a new waterfront resort between the Pace Bend and Point Venture areas of the lake. The Reserve encompasses one of the nicest and most pristine points of land on Lake Travis, which will be perfect for an on-water event of this magnitude, Watkins explained. When completed, The Reserve’s facilities will include a world-class marina restaurant and equestrian center, making it one of the premier home and boating resort areas in the Southwest.
For those who can’t make it to Lake Travis, Sea Ray dealerships around the world will transform more than 100 additional locations into official AquaPalooza event sites, making it easy for boaters to get to and enjoy the family fun. Most of the events will take place during the last two weekends in July. “Our dealers do an outstanding job of coordinating the AquaPalooza events in their areas,” said Noyes.
In 2009, the fourth annual AquaPalooza attracted approximately 15,000 boats and 84,000 guests to 123 events from New York to California, and from Austria to Australia. Since its inception in 2006, the multi-location celebration has grown bigger each year. “It won’t be easy to top the 2009 Signature Event, but we think the Lake Travis community, Brad Paisley, Sail & Ski and Sea Ray are up to the task,” said Noyes. “As always, the event will be open to all boaters, not just Sea Ray owners. AquaPalooza is about sun and fun, great music, and togetherness on the water with family and friends.”
Mark your calendars now for the most anticipated on-water boating bash of the summer. For more information, please visit http://www.aquapalooza.com.
Source: Sea Ray