Limelight to open Hot Sounds of Summer with “100 mph non-stop party”
Plus, BTX Honey Tour carnival, planning and zoning commission enables food truck park and a weekend preview
The planning and zoning commission approved a zoning-change that would enable a “food truck park” to operate at 2635 South Burleson Boulevard at its meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
The BTX Honey Tour carnival opened Thursday in Old Town.
The Burleson Buz published a bonus feature on Brad Allard, a retired Burleson teacher with a podcast about Burleson, Wednesday.
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The BTX Honey Tour carnival will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The BTX Honey Tour bike ride will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Centennial High School.
The City of Burleson parks and recreation department will host “Pops at the Pool and Splash Day” Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) outdoor pool.
Limelight to open Hot Sounds of Summer with “100 mph nonstop party”
Limelight, a 10-member variety party band, will open the “Hot Sounds of Summer” concert series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza in Old Town.
Burlesonians can expect awesome musicianship, high-energy dance moves and popular songs at the show, Limelight singer Stevie Jo Rosenbalm said. Limelight’s leader and founding member, singer Mark Russell, added that it will be a very fun show with a wide diversity of music to take care of everybody.
“I tell people all the time I love my job,” Russell said. He said his dad tells him all the time how lucky he is to get to go to parties for a living.
The parties Limelight goes to aren’t just parties though, according to Rosenbalm. “Limelight is 100 miles per hour pure nonstop party,” Rosenbalm said.
The energy comes from having 10 people on stage performing high-energy choreography and interacting with the crowd, Rosenbalm said.
“The thing that Limelight does that’s different than any other band is the connection,” Rosenbalm said. “It all kind of stems from that first connection that we have with each other. We kind of create something that’s greater than ourselves because of how much the energy flies around on stage. So it’s natural to just give that to the audience.”
Limelight features four stand-alone singers including Russell and Rosenbalm along with musicians playing guitar, bass, drums and horns. Its members come from all over the world, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Even though the band members come from different backgrounds, everyone is friendly toward each other, Rosenbalm said.
“Everything is good vibrations through and through,” Rosenbalm said. “What’s not to love about it? We’re playing awesome hit songs with our best friends.”
Russell was a singer and sound engineer for Emerald City, Limelight’s “sister band” before starting Limelight in 2009 when Emerald City couldn’t keep up with the amount of shows they were getting called to play. The motivation for starting Limelight was to bring the energy Emerald City is known for to more people, Russell said.
Rosenbalm joined Limelight in 2015. His time on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013 opened up the opportunity for him to join Limelight, Rosenbalm said.
Which “Hot Sounds of Summer” performance are you most looking forward to?