In conjunction with Performance Plus™, Roadhouse highlights various forms of American social dance with groups from around the country. Lessons are offered 6-6:30 p.m. and open dancing 6:30-7:30 p.m.
KARL & THE COUNTRY DUTCHMEN: Dutchman Polka, SEP. 8 The polka group is distinguished by the thumping bass sound of the tuba and the German concertina, developed by German immigrants in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin.
PINETOP PERKINS and NIGHTHAWKS: Blues Dancing, SEP. 15 Pinetop Perkins, the NEA Heritage Award winner and legendary Mississippi Delta blues pianist, joins Maryland's Nighthawks to bring audiences Chicago blues, roots rock, rockabilly, and soul.
MINGO SALDIVAR: Conjunto, SEP. 22 Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, this National Heritage Award–winning and Grammy-nominated accordionist has been dubbed "the Dancing Cowboy."
THE CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS: Square Dancing and "Frolics", SEP. 29 An African American string band plays the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music of the Carolinas' piedmont.