CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Jon-Mikael Mrez Band will host one of the first concerts since the pandemic at Port Aransas' Treasure Island Saturday, May 23, at 9 p.m.

You've probably seen the band in downtown Corpus Christi playing your favorite jukebox tune before COVID-19 closed curtains. Since Texas is slowly reopening, the band has decided to turn on their amps and get back to business.

"Being able to be consistent with our show and our show schedule weekend-to-weekend, and then all of a sudden for the last two and a half months that being stripped from you, that definitely put a dent in our pocket," Band Manager Eric Ramirez said.

Ramirez said this group of guys is like a family and while time in the rehearsal studio gets the job done, nothing beats playing in front of a live crowd.

"They get to bond like brothers, but they also get to go out and have fun and interact with the crowd, which they love, because the crowd has always been so receptive of their performance," Ramirez said.

With the coronavirus still in Nueces County, Ramirez said before he booked the show, he made sure the venue was safe for guests. 

Ramirez said there will be mini sanitizing stations, limited tables and bartenders will be going up to tables instead of people ordering at the bar. With about 20 tables set out for guests, he said there will be a limit on how many people will be allowed into the venue. 

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