Blazing Star Grange #71
May 15, 2014
Come dance to the music of the 50s and 60s.
Danbury—Dig out that poodle skirt or find those old khaki pants, then polish your saddle shoes and slick back your hair before heading out to the Sock Hop at the Blazing Star Grange Hall on Saturday, June 7 in Danbury.
And before you do, be sure to stop by the Danbury Country Store where there’s a jar on the counter to hold requests for your favorite 50s and 60s songs.
Spinning tunes from 7 to 10 p.m. will be two local musicians, Carl Hultberg of Danbury and Tom Curren of South Danbury. Admission is by suggested donation of $5. Every effort will be made to have the best 50s “junk food” available.
Hultberg is Danbury’s renowned recycling expert, poet, and musician, who has a vast background in jazz. His recently published book “Rudi and Me” is a biographical story of his grandfather, jazz critic Rudi Blesh.
Curren, farmer, historian, and composer is a member of the “Good Old Pough,” a vocal group that gave a benefit performance earlier in the season for the Grange.
Both musicians have been giving programs over the past few years to bring their vast knowledge of history and music to the public.
The Sock Hop is the fourth in a series of musical fundraisers sponsored by the Blazing Star Grange Curtain Committee to provide funds and raise awareness for the restoration of a unique set of historical scenery that has graced the Grange hall stage for over 90 years.
For more information go to <danburygrange.org>.