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Discovery Bay, CA, April 5, 2016 – Boat Show Revival in Beloved California Delta Community. The Discovery Bay Lions Club announces the Jeff Dawson Memorial Boat Show to be held at the Discovery Bay Marina on May 20, 21, 22, 2016.

Showgoers will see displays of gorgeous boats, boating accessories and leisure “necessities” in addition to great food and drink, and live music all three days. KAT Country Radio station  103.3 – KATM – FM 103.3 – Modesto, CA will broadcast from the Boat Show on Friday afternoon.

This will be the 26th Boat Show that the Discovery Bay Lions Club will host at the Discovery Bay Marina, 5901 Marina Road #1, Discovery Bay, CA. Co-hosts are Dan Gay, Harbor Master of the Discovery Bay Marina and Rick LaManna with NorCal Mastercraft. Rick said, “Since Discovery Bay is such a water centric community filled with active life style families, it’s great to see the revival of the annual(Boat Show) tradition.”

Our show sponsors are Norcal Mastercraft, Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor, Sun Country Marine, Silver Seas Yachts, and Boardwalk Grill.

Show hours are:

Friday, May 20 noon-7pm,  Saturday, 11am-8pm, and  Sunday 11-am-5pm.

The admission is free with suggested donations to the Discovery Bay Lions Club, which has been dedicated to community service since 1983.

Live entertainment will be:

Friday:       California Cowboys with their powerful sound country music will be playing 4-7pm Saturday:   California Credence classic rock entertainment will play 3-7pm

Sunday:     Axis will be focusing on the big arena rock bands of the 80’s and 70’s will play from noon-5pm.

Show Chairman, Glenn Hoffman said, “This is posed to be a great show.  With KAT Country coming out Friday from 12-2 to kick off the weekend, giving away free concert tickets to their Listener Appreciation Concert. The overwhelming response we’ve had from Dealers and Vendors alike has been exciting and I’m looking forward to a great weekend, kicking off our Summer Events here in Discovery Bay. It’s nice to a part of something so important to our Town.”

The original Discovery Bay Boat shows were annual Lions fundraisers organized by then Harbor Master, Jeff Dawson, and Jeff Conway, Director of Reclamation District 800. When the economy turned downward, the boating industry was extremely hard hit and boat shows were discontinued. Sadly, in 2011, Jeff Dawson died suddenly, but he left a legacy of caring for the Discovery Bay community and strong volunteer spirit in the Discovery Bay Lions Club. “I am glad to hear the Discovery Bay Lions Club is starting the boat shows back up again. The timing is perfect with the stronger economy today,” said Jeff Conway.

Discovery Bay Harbormaster, Dan Gay, agreed: “It’s good to have the boat show back in the community.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit or call Glenn Hoffman, Show Chairman, 925-516-4700.