Music on the Halfshell kicks off summer concert series in Roseburg

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Recording artist Luísa Maita will kick off Music on the Halfshell Tuesday evening (June 21) at Roseburg's Stewart Park.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

"It's pretty fulfilling," says Halfshell vice president Charley Thompson. "Most everybody, ya know the first morning and the first evening, everybody has a little bit of a grump factor because we're trying to remember, 'well, what did we do last year? Huh, okay.' But once that's over and you see a happy audience, it's great."

Event coordinators are expecting two-to-three thousand people and are always looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down the event.

The Brazilian singer "takes on the work of the legendary Elis Regina, one of bossa nova's most revered stars, on the Brazilian TV series Cantoras do Brasil (Singers of Brazil) which was recently broadcast on Canal Brasil TV," the singer's official website says.

Since she returned home after her last US tour in July, Luísa was a featured vocalist in the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, the website says.

Luísa was also a featured artist on this summer's tribute album to Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso.

"She has also been invited to perform at the Google Zeitgeist conference in Phoenix, Arizona in October, an annual invitation-only gathering of executives, artists, writers, journalists and a variety of innovators at the forefront of today's 'Zeitgeist,'" the website says.

If you'd like to help out, just show up at Stewart Park before and after each Tuesday performance.

All City of Roseburg Park regulations apply to patrons of the concerts. The following regulations are of significance to the concert patrons and may be variations from usual Roseburg Park policy, as stated at the Music on the Halfshell website.

-No dogs or other animals, except guide dogs, will be allowed after noon.

-Skates, skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles and scooters are not to be ridden after 5 pm in the concert site area.

-Amplified music and excessive noise are prohibited.

-No fireworks may be set off during concerts.

-Alcohol may be consumed during concerts but may not exceed 12% by volume.

-Dancing is allowed in designated areas.

-Smoking is not allowed in the park or in the concert area.

-No patron may prevent others from enjoying the concert to its fullest.

-Security officers may remove patrons from the concert when it is deemed that they are unwilling to abide by the regulations and/or when their actions are unlawful or pose potential harm to themselves or others.

-Use of photographic or recording equipment is prohibited. If in use, the equipment may be confiscated.

-Stakes and/or tarps are not allowed, and will be removed.

-Conventional outdoor chairs are allowed behind the blanket area. Any type of chair seat in the blanket area must touch the ground and not obstruct views.

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