Dimitri’s Lounge is hosting its first ever Reggae Island Night this Sunday.
Co-owner Terry Mance said she and her husband decided to give it a try after receiving many requests for the lounge to bring in Reggae.
“There were customers and bands that were coming (to us) saying ‘give us a shot,'' said Terry.
The night comes fully equipped with island food including Jerk Chicken and Jamaican drink specials. Live music for the night from Reggae group Midnight Sun Massive combines the sound of Reggae, Calypso, Soca, Dancehall, with a touch of R&B. The group was acclaimed North Bay Music Awards “Best World/Reggae Artist” for 2011.
Reggae Island Night is from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. Tickets for this event are $8 if purchased in advance.
The following Sunday, Dimitri’s hosts “But-tah’s Jook Joint and Live Cabaret Show.” The performance includes music from the 1940s to the 70s, as the group takes their audience on a musical ride of “interactive entertainment” through the origins of Rhythm and Blues. Be sure and try out Dimitri’s jumbalaya as well as their drink special, Jook Juice.
“They go back and they do costume changes and everything,” said Terry. “It’s a big live show.”
But-Tah’s Jook Joint and Live Cabaret Show is Sunday, October 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Looking for a Halloween celebration? Come down to Dimitri’s Lounge for an adult only Halloween Costume Party. Prizes are awarded to the best costumes for singles and couples. Urban Bushmen return to Dimitri’s stage to perform for the night. Terry said she had a lot of fun during last year’s party, giving out candy to all her costumed visitors.
“It did really well, we sold out,” said Terry. “We go all out for Halloween. It is all decorated. We spend about a week in decorating.”
This article has been changed from its original to show Reggae Island Night as being on Sunday.