Remember Saturday mornings when the television lineup included a young man named Dick Clark hosting a Philadelphia show named "American Bandstand"?
This Saturday evening the Summit Hill Heritage Center will return you to a performance reminiscent of those early days of television when it presents "DanceStand USA," featuring The Main Street Cruisers with a special appearance by Elvis, featuring tribute artist Johnny M and hosted by local celebrity Popular Oldies DJ Mike Mitman at 7:30 p.m.
"This show promises to be a return back to the early days of television with rock hits from the 1950s and 60s, dancers and a lot of fun," said heritage center President Debra Ranck.
"There will be plenty of dancing or if you are inclined you can just enjoy the show."
According to Ranck, the two-hour plus show will feature many of the hits of the early days of Rock and Roll, performed by the Main Street Cruisers. The show is performed as if the audience is participating in a live broadcast with an emcee and professional dancers, but the audience can also participate in voting for their favorite hits and dancers.
"The show is interactive and will be a unique fun experience for those who long for the old days, and for anyone who enjoys classic rock and roll," said Ranck.
The Main Street Cruisers is one of the most popular oldies bands in the country and features the current lead vocalist of Bill Haley's Comets, Lenny Longo as well as Mr. Bassman Mark Gutman performing many of the 1950s and 1960s hits.
Their playlist includes Blue Suede Shoes, Then He Kissed Me, The Twist, and Love Potion #9 as some of their featured hits.
There is one show on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. All the proceeds help support the heritage center which houses the Summit Hill Food Pantry and hosts Feed the People, a new monthly luncheon for those in need. For more information, contact Ranck at (570) 645-9133.
The Summit Hill Heritage Center is a 501c3 nonprofit service organization whose mission is to enrich the lives and communities of the Panther Valley and surrounding areas through entertainment, educational and social events, with its funds going to maintain and administer the building to support organizations like the food pantry, Feed the People, Boy Scouts and Quilting Guild. All donations and memberships are tax deductible contributions.