Thursday Swing! Featuring Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys, Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Thursday Swing! Featuring Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys, Pink Lady & John Bennet Jazz Band

Thu, July 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$8 admission • all ages until 8pm • under age 16 free

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!!  Join us for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society!  No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet!

6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!

Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Pete Krebs and the Rocking K Ranch Boys
Originally from Southern California, Pete Krebs has been a fixture on the Portland music scene since 1987. His musical pursuits have spanned several decades and genres, including punk rock, Western swing, old-time, jazz and folk. His bands have included Thrillhammer, Hazel, Golden Delicious, Pete Krebs and The Gossamer Wings, The Stolen Sweets and Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys.



He's shared the stage with a broad range of world-class musicians including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Peter Rowan and The Hot Club of Cowtown. He's performed at venues and festivals large and small, legendary and infamous, including CBGBs, Preservation Hall, Pickathon and Lollapalooza. He's received mostly good press from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Magnet and No Depression. His commercial work has been featured nationally for NASCAR and the NFL as well as for the Oregon Lottery.


An in-demand performer, collaborator, composer and teacher, he is currently working on a number of projects and releases for late 2016 and 2017, including the release of a live Hazel performance from 1993, a “best of” record, and an album of new original work. A film about his life is also in the works. He is a double inductee in the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and a double cancer survivor. He lives in NE Portland with his partner in crime Kelley and their two dogs, Merle and Dixie. He's pretty stoked about the whole thing.
Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band
Pink Lady, who is the perfect combination of a sweet flapper and sultry siren, performs & sings the songs of the Prohibition Era in this combo which includes rag time piano jockey John Bennett, vintage arch top guitarist Steve Boden, Wayne Travillion on trombone, Will Amend on Double Bass and Joe Haegele on Drums. Together they have been playing that corruptive hot jazz for over 100 years!
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa Roane
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/