Southern gospel to grace stage
Rockport’s Gospel Force will entertain concert-goers from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park.
The group, originally comprised of all police officers, formed in 1994. Three original members, Tim Jayroe, Gary Howard and keyboardist Becky Livingston have been joined by two newer members.
Jayroe, Rockport chief of police, sings lead and is the only active law enforcement officer left in the quartet. Howard, who retired from the Rockport Police Department in 2008 after 30 years of service, sings baritone. Tenor Abel Almendarez is a hospice chaplain, and newest member bass singer Tom Curlee is a CPL retiree.
The group make’s regular appearances at churches, revivals, nursing homes and R.V. parks. Their goal is to spread the message of the gospel through song, and to be Christian witnesses in their professions and community.
They have released four recordings, “The Next Time He Comes,” “I’ve Got a Mansion,” “And Cried Holy” and “We Shall See Jesus.”
The public is invited to bring a beverage, snacks and a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy an evening of free musical entertainment courtesy of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.
Sunset Sounds concerts are on the second Friday of each month from April through October.
Next month, Dicky Neely will perform blues on July 8.
Call the parks department at 749-4158 for more information.