The 9th Annual Midnight Serenaders Halloween Bash with the Smut City Jellyroll Society!

The 9th Annual Midnight Serenaders Halloween Bash with the Smut City Jellyroll Society!

Sat, October 27, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

On Saturday, October 27th Portland’s Midnight Serenaders will set a swingingly spooky mood with some vintage swing & hot jazz at their 9th annual Halloween Bash. Wear your Halloween best and whirl around the dance floor to lilting yet lively tunes. This year the Smut City Jellyroll Society bring their ragtime blues, early jazz and jugband style music to the party to open the show. The festivities are going down at the opulent Secret Society Ballroom. Special seasonal libations will be on hand, along with a delicious array of cocktails, beer, wine and food. Costume wearing is encouraged, but not necessary. Make plans now for this annual 1920’s Hot Jazz extravaganza and costume soiree. This event sold out last year, so get those tickets early.

The Midnight Serenaders - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Midnight Serenaders
"Plenty of bands attempt to recapture the jive sounds of the Roaring Twenties, but most of them just sound, well, jive. Midnight Serenaders is a local combo of veteran swingers who sashay from torch song to hot jazz with panache and a genuine respect for yesterday's hit parade."
~Portland Monthly

Riding the crest of the neo-traditional jazz craze presently occurring on the West Coast, the MIDNIGHT SERENADERS are a six-piece swing band playing regularly to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest. Performing vintage pop, Hot Jazz, and Hawaiian instrumentals, as well as an expanding collection of Jazz Age-sounding original songs, these six veteran musicians strive to share their love for the music of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. With an exciting stage show, tight musical arrangements, and outstanding solo and harmony vocals, MIDNIGHT SERENADERS fans include nostalgists, swing dancers, melody junkies, retro-clothing hounds, and folks who simply appreciate good quality, jubilant music.

The Midnight Serenaders are:
Doug Sammons - guitar, vocals
Dee Settlemier - ukelele, vocals
Pete Lampe - upright bass
Doc Stein - Hawaiian Steel guitar
Garner Pruitt - trumpet & vocals
David Evans - clarinet & saxophone
Smut City Jellyroll Society - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Smut City Jellyroll Society
The Smut City Jellyroll Society plays music from the 20′s and 30′s, blues and early jazz from folks like Bessie Smith, Blind Blake and Blind Boy Fuller, Ma Rainey, Big Bill Broonzy, Harlem Hamfats and the Mississippi Sheiks among others. The sound is energetic and great to dance to, and the songs can be a little bit on the risque side. They also perform some original material in the style of the period.

Musicians who are either regular members or occasional members in the Society:

Doug Shafer : guitar, vocals, bambazoo
Chelsea Barnes: vocals, bambazoo
Paul Evans : sax, piano, melodica, vocals
Leon Cotter: clarinet, sax
Andrew Alikhanov: clarinet
Michael Durkan: violin
Charles Pike : drum kit, washboard, vocals
Jim Delaney: upright bass, vocals
Russell Gores: bass, percussion,
Willo Sertain: vocals, accordion, ukelele, bambazoo
Pace Rubadeau: trumpet
James Cook: trashcan bass, jug
Jason Reichert: guitar
Kirch: drums
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212