Rites of Summer Dance Party with Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

May 22, 2019
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish perform at the Blue Goose Dance Hall on June 15.

NORTHPORT — Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are back at the Blue Goose Dance Hall to celebrate the summer solstice on Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m., with a Rites of Summer Dance Party.

Last year’s fall dance was cancelled due to a Nor’easter. It may be a week early for the solstice, but there’s no better way to kick off the summer here in the Midcoast.

Located on Rt. 1, the Blue Goose Dance Hall was originally built as a roller skating hall in the 50s and has one of the best dance floors in the state. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish have been playing the hall and keeping the dance floor packed for nearly 25 years.

Formed in 1991 and based out of Martha’s Vineyard, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are a hard-driving blues/roots band at heart. This four-piece powerhouse never fails to get the dancers up with their first notes and keeps them dancing all night.

The band’s live shows have become legendary with Hoy’s harmonica playing, bluesy howl and energetic stage presence. Long-time member Jeremy Berlin, on piano and accordion, will be returning with Hoy; and new to the Goose will be guitarist Delanie Pickering and drummer Kevin Medeiros. Tying it all together is their infectious “dance-vibe,” weaving a playlist of rocking rhythm and blues, and roots rock Americana, that will take you through country, blues, zydeco, swamp pop, rockabilly and swing. “American Party Music” at it’s best.

Come out and see why the Blue Goose has become the band’s favorite venue to play and celebrate this change of season and dance. The dance runs from 8 to 11 p.m. (and beyond); doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple at the door. All ages are welcome. This is a smoke and chemical free venue. For more information, call 322-5651 or visit Mid-Coast Dance Club on Facebook.

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