Two enterinment headliners will be the guest performers at the first annual “Stars on tthe Water 08,” concert on May 24.
The event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Ute Lake State Park, said one of the organizers, Kathy Leal of Logan.
Country artist Stephen Cochran is the featured peformer. A former Marine, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, he draws on his life experience and writes many of his own songs.
Cochran will give a 90-minute concert followed by the featured band, Confederate Railroad, which will also perform for 90 minutes, Leal said.
The CRR has sold more than 5 million albums and began their climb after being named the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy, according to their Web site.
Proceeds from the event will be used to build a fish-cleaning station and to upgrade and to create a sandy beach on a section of the shoreline, Leal said.
A recent project by the Friends of Ute Lake is a fish weigh-in station at the park.
What to expect:
• Performers: Stephen Cochran and Confederate Railroad
• When: May 24
• Where: Ute Lake Park
• Time: Gates by the baseball field open at 4 p.m. Performances begin at 6 p.m.
• Tickets: $25 each for adults. $10 for children ages 6-12 if accompanied by an adult. Children 5 and under are admitted free with an adult. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Ruf-Nec Tackle, the Annex, Richmond’s Secret Garden in Logan and at the gate on May 24.
• What to bring: Your own Chair and blanket. No glass containers are allowed in the park.
• For more information: Visit www.utelakefishnfun.com and click on Stars on the Water, or call (575) 487-2628. Tickets can also be charged on the Web site.