Did you know that Dance has been proven to burn calories, tone muscles… and is great for your mind and senses…….But most of all its fun!!!
On 8 February and 8 March 2013, you can participate in “Dance is Fun” at the Cove Banquet and Seafood Facility (4701 Transit Road , Depew, New York 14043 Tel: 716-656-7946) This unique event offers a chance for couples and singles to meet and take advantage of Dance lessons before a live dance band performance. Howard and Carol Allen from Let’s Dance Studio will provide dance lessons starting at 7:00 pm before the Patti Parks Band performs at 8:30. Dance instruction will include varied styles such as East Coast Swing, Move to the Blues and Tango. The cost is $10.00 per single participant and $15.00 per couple.
The Patti Parks Band will start at 8:30pm with free admission. All are invited and you can take a dance lesson or not.
Patti is hoping to see you there….Break up the winter and let’s have some fun!!!!!
Patti is hosting a Christmas Party for all of her fans at The Cove (4701 Transit Rd. Depew, NY) at 8 p.m. on 14 December. Word on the street is the dance floor is great and the dancers will be there for their holiday revelries. In the spirit of giving, please bring a canned food item to donate to the Food Bank. Don’t miss a great evening.
You can also ring in the New Year with your friends and Patti and the Band on 31 Dec at Iris Restaurant (Maple Entertainment Complex located in the Maple Ridge Plaza at the corner of Maple and Sweet Home Roads) stating at 8:00 p.m. With 2 of the best entertainers in Buffalo, Patti and special guest Billy McEwen you will have a guaranteed great night of music of dancing. It was such a great night of music last year that people are still talking about it. The package includes a 3 hour open bar, finger foods, and breakfast at 12:30 p.m.
Last Friday the dance floor at Sinful was packed with so many great dancers. This is truly the best dance venue in town, especially for swing and jump blues. Patti announced that the band will be playing at Sinful every other Friday at 6:30 p.m. starting on 21 September and we know the loyal dancers will support Patti and the Band.
The winners of the Dance Contest on 14 September 2012 were Will and Grace. Congratulations.
Patti is hosting 4 Dance Parties at this elegant new club called Sinful with a beautiful interior, gorgeous bar and large dance area. Great food and drinks for all and a dance floor that inspired the great dancers who were in the house. Many were saying this is the best dance floor in Buffalo now. With many new swing and jump blues songs on the set list, the music was outstanding. For those that are really talented dancers there is a contest where you can win a party for your friends with the Patti Parks Band at Sinful. Don’t miss the next shows on August 17, 31 and September 14. There is an also an extended Happy Hour from 4 pm – 8:30 pm and free parking in the private lot directly behind the building for those who like a good deal (like me).
Check out Sinful at 334 Delaware Avenue (across the street from Babeville).
Lots of friends in the audience today – Patti’s nursing students, the Crawford family, and many more. A busy night at the bar with dancers, holiday revelers and great music. Check out the beautiful new patio.
Patti and Guy join Tas Cru at the 16th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival on 9 July at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place is located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. It is a three day festival with some great music and workshops at a very, affordable price. Join the fun for a short roadtrip from Buffalo. See some video footage of Patti at the Festival.
- It was a hot night at the Shadow Lounge last Friday and the second set was magic. I think the new song “I’m a good woman” is fast becoming the crowd favorite. Lots of special guests in the audience. Lady Lita joined the band for a jazzy version of Summertime with some amazing trumpet solos rounding out the experience. Hello to Jeff’s sister and her friend. We celebrated the news that Kenny and Melissa are engaged. Thanks to all of our musical friends who came out for the fun. Great dancing.
From a fly on the wall …
Busy weekend with two fun gigs. Friday night at the Shadow Lounge on Hertel Avenue was filled with lot of dancing and birthday revelry. Two of the best dancers in town are Tony and Nicki with the smoothest, most beautiful moves. Some friends of Patti’s from Canterbury Woods were having a great time on the upper floor. Hope all the dancers come back in April when Patti Plays Shadow Bar again.
The band did six new songs including I’m a Good Woman and Down to the Bone by Lydia Pense and Cold Blood ,Everybody’s Everything by Carlos Santana, Pass the Peas and Soul Power by Maceo Parker and a funky new version of My Imagination.
Saturday night was a Saint Patty’s Day event at Kodiak Jacks in Marilla. No snow mobiles in the parking lot but there was a snow by the end of the night. Plenty of hot music to keep the crowd happy. Dancing Deb got the crowd going and Proud Mary was a highlight.
A few of the band members went to Nick’s office at the Olympic for breakfast and a post-show review. I am a fly on the wall….
It was a Hot night at the Sportsmen’s Tavern. Lots of dancing – swing and more. Happy Birthday to Chuck. Patti and the Thugs – not the right name from my way of thinking but we will keep trying. The changes to the Sportsmen’s stage are really great, especially for an 8-piece band – even room for Denzel and Johnny to sit in with the band for a rousing finish. Can’t wait for the mezzanine. Lots of good music in town last night – from Lucky to Sam Noto to Billy Cobb so thanks to all who came out to see the Patti Parks Band. Patti raised the heat level in Buffalo last night for sure.