Monday, July 08, 2013

Backroom Boys Jazz and Polka Band to play for dancing in Covington July 9

CALUMET -- The Backroom Boys Jazz and Polka Band will be at the lovely, breezy-but-covered, Covington Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. They'll be playing swing, jazz, and old-time music for you to dance on the Pavilion's St. Urho Memorial Hardwood Floor. The Pavilion is in Covington Township, on Highway M-28, one mile west of the intersection with US-141.

The Backroom Boys Jazz Band -- from left, John Munson, Bob Norden and Oren Tikkanen -- play favorite tunes on the patio at Carmelita's in Calumet for First Friday, July 5. Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 9, they will be joined by Bob Hiltunen, drums; Belinda Matfolk, bass; and Randy Seppala, percussion, to form the Backroom Boys Jazz and Polka Band for dancing at the Covington Pavilion. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)

Says Oren Tikkanen, "As someone (possibly me) has repeatedly said, 'The Covington Pavilion is the sweetest place for summertime music-making and dancing in the whole UP!' Come on down, up, or over to Covington -- it will be worth the drive."

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