Warm up with the sound of the tropics
Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:00 AM
Summer is gone but General Butler State Resort Park is asking guests to imagine warmer weather, sandy beaches and rolling waves for just one more night.
The park will host a Hawaiian luau party at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the conference center. The event will include a meal and performance from the musical group Conch Republic.
Flip flops and beach attire are encouraged.
The tickets are $40 per person and are on sale until noon Nov. 8, the day before the event. Tickets can be purchased at the lodge front desk. There will be assigned seating and a cash bar.
The Louisville band will perform its "Conch On the Half Shell" show with acoustic guitars, steel drums, congas, other percussion, saxophone and vocals. The performance will include music native to Hawaii, Jamaica and Tahiti, as well as tunes from Jimmy Buffet and the Beach Boys.
The park has held the dinner theater event for more than 10 years, said Tanya Supplee, parks program service supervisor. There are two performances a year - one in November and another near Valentines Day.
"We've done everything from murder mysteries to Broadway musicals to Mark Twain. Just a variety of things," she said.
Supplee said the band often plays during the Madisonville, Ky., Fourth of July celebration. Conch Republic Band has never played at General Butler, and Supplee said the group was recommended to her. At the event, visitors can expect to enter an atmosphere that celebrates all things tropical, she said.
"The food and everything will have a Hawaiian theme," she said.