AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event
The AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event on Lake Travis was officially a hit. With an estimated 7,000 boats and 65,000 to 70,000 people, the event was larger than last year's on Lake Martin in Alabama. Musicians Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Joanna Smith, Matt Stillwell and Justin Haigh warmed up the stage from noon to 5 p.m., and shortly after, Brad Paisley performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Attendees danced, splashed and bobbed in the water to the music.
The event started Friday, July 9, with boats arriving to raft up as early as 7 a.m. The AquaPalooza Battle of the Bands kicked off the music at noon, and Justin Haigh emerged the winner - the prize being the first opening time slot for the concert on Saturday. Boats continued to raft up through Friday and Saturday, and by the time Brad Paisley played, the swimming area was packed, and boats were lined up as far as could be seen.
Hosts Sea Ray and Sail & Ski Center give a huge thanks to everyone who attended and all the vendors, sponsors and volunteers who made the event a success.