50s, 60s Sock Hop April 27 – tickets on sale now

Jane Gromelski

Return to those thrilling years when we were young. Some of us went to the dances and danced, some watched from the sidelines. Bah to that! We can all get on the floor and dance with our own moves; come and have fun with the music of our golden youth! Sip an alcoholic beverage; now you can legally! The January Hop was “the best dance ever” to quote one dancer. Over 90 people attended; everyone had huge smiles on their faces. The band changed the playlist; they added more slow, romantic, hold your partner close, dances. They played songs that just made you get up and dance. Wow, it was fun! But wait! If you just want to come and listen, do so. The music will make you happy just listening to it.

Thursday, April 27, is the last scheduled Sock Hop for the spring 2017 season. John Fazio is the new head of banquets at MountainView. He and Chef Jamie have improved our buffet offering. It will now include apricot chutney chicken kabobs, buttered rice and a salad, and a brownie with vanilla ice cream. There will also be a beverage station with iced tea, lemonade and water. Of course, there will also be a cash bar. The Hop will be held in the MountainView ballroom. Tickets are the same price, $30 per person. If you have special dietary restrictions let the office know when you buy your tickets. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m., the buffet will be served at 5:45 p.m. and 3 Jacks and a Julie will play from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. You don’t want to leave early. It seems that the best songs are the last ones, maybe because we don’t want the Hop to end! A live band adds so much to a dance, especially when they are good!

3 Jacks and a Julie will play many of our favorites from the 50s and 60s: the Everly Brothers, Elvis, Roy Orbison, the Beach Boys and Patsy Cline. The band is so talented. When they play the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody there isn’t a woman listening who doesn’t want to be up on the dance floor in her partner’s arms, swaying to the music. Frank just gets better and better each time he sings it. The band has contracted to play in Nashville and Las Vegas. We get to hear them without leaving SaddleBrooke!

We have a Hop scheduled for the fall. November 7 will be the date. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the fun!

Wear your Poodle Skirt and Saddle Shoes, or your Jeans with a white tee (or your “Dad’s” white shirt), or Tucson casual! Come and listen to the band or come and dance. Bring your friends; don’t let them miss out. This promises to again be a very entertaining evening. Return to the days of our youth; let’s have fun at a (shoes on) Sock Hop!