Palace: brew, blues and oysters

05/16/2013

America’s musical traditions, from blues to Western swing and R&B, will be represented next Saturday and Sunday during the 38th annual Dance Palace Silent Auction and Blues, Brews and Oysters festival, the community center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Blues musician Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Review will headline the first concert, which costs $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for children and will also feature the Left Coast Syncopators. A free concert on Sunday will be headlined by the R&B-and-pop group the Soul Delights and a Western swing set by Danny Montana. “We are combining the very popular Jazz on the Half Shell Concerts that we used to produce with the silent auction,” Dance Palace Executive Director Dan Mankin said. “People loved those concerts and they love our action so we decided to try putting it together in one wild weekend.” Mr. Mankin said the auction features over 200 items, including artwork, kayak trips and getaways. Proceeds will benefit scholarship support for summer camp, after-school programs and senior and adult classes. Catering will be provided by Drakes Bay Oyster Company, Ferrari Catering and the Palace Market, with desserts provided by Paper Mill Creek Children’s Center, and Lagunitas Brewery will serve beer. Both days’ events start at 11 a.m. and run to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at dancepalace.org.