All the events at the area bars are open to everyone and there is no cover charge. The only events with a charge besides Island Fever Showcase are the Lady of the Lake Cruise and Pirates and Poets. All the bars and restaurants in Clear Lake have the same problem as everywhere else, a lack of staffing. Please be patient with your bar and and wait staff. They are doing their best. Tip them well and make sure that they will remember all those people walking around their town in floral shirts and flip flops. Also remember to tip the bands and buy their merchandise. They will have their merchandise out in town and there is a musician merchandise area at the Surf.