PALS (Portsmouth Area Ladies, Inc.) will present an evening of fun and entertainment on October 23 when the women’s volunteer group brings Rick K & the Allnighters to the SOMC Friends Center for music and dance fans. Billed as “America’s Most Exciting Show Band”, the popular band will take its audience on a high speed, cross county tour of rock ‘n roll’s greatest hits for PALS’ fall dance fundraiser.
The event, featuring great band music and lively entertainment, is scheduled for 8 – 11 p.m. and will include refreshments, table snacks, split the pot, door prizes and the raffle of an Ohio State University-themed basket valued at $500 which includes game tickets.
Tickets for the dance are $20 per person and may be obtained by calling (740) 353-5044. They may also be purchased at Morgan Brothers’ Jewelers and Hatti Beasly’s Coffee and Gelato Shop. Suggested dress for the dance is casual party attire.
Band leader Rick K will lead the musical entertainment through the Fabulous Fifties, the 60’s Explosion and the Disco Nights of the 1970’s before the road trip hits high gear with a head-on collision into the classic top forty, pop rock of the 1980’s and 90’s. Then the tour will head for home with mega hits of the new millennium, select cuts of today’s best music.
Rick K & the Allnighters’ 2015 tour has taken them from Minnesota and Wisconsin all the way to Maryland, Connecticut and other eastern states.
Along with Rick K, the seven-piece group features Steve Moore, known as “The Mad Drummer”; Paul Doege on bass guitar and vocals; Jimmy Hindman on lead guitar and vocals; Bob Menear on trumpet; Jeremiah Bennett on alto sax and Chuck White on tenor sax.
PALS’ officer Tami Davis has seen the band several times in Jackson where they have drawn packed houses. “The Mad Drummer” is a show in himself,” Davis said. “He’s unbelievable and people are mesmerized by his actions. “I’m excited that we’re having the band in Portsmouth so that other people can enjoy this entertainment.”
Proceeds will go to support local charitable needs and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Nonprofits who have received funding help from PALS have included Scioto County food pantries, Southern Ohio Medical Center projects, the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Counseling Center drug and rehabilitation programs, the Portsmouth Area Arts Council, the Southern Ohio Museum’s Cirque d’Art Theatre and many more. In 2014 PALS provided support for the families of the 1191st Engineer Company of the Ohio National Guard when they were deployed to Afghanistan. Recently PALS has collaborated with the Portsmouth Bicentennial Committee to fund the painting of a new sign on the floodwall identifying Portsmouth and welcoming river traffic and visitors to the city.