by Lola Rossi-Meza
Country Line Dancing with Big John and Sandy
On Wednesday, June 12, and now every Wednesday, a beautiful new hot spot in town, Reilly’s Irish Pub, 36-193 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City, presents Country Line Dancing with Sandy Miller and Big John Miller. They call it “Boot Scootin’ Beginners” and feature line dancing classes from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. After the classes, Big John plays more Country music for everyone to enjoy dancing until 10 p.m. (760) 324-9600.
Local Country Radio Personality Big John and his wife Sandy have their own business called, “A Cowboy and a Dancer”. They performed at several venues throughout the Coachella Valley along with numerous private parties. Their goal is to get everyone involved in having fun learning and dancing to the old and latest Country music. “We like to entertain the crowd and do our best to make everyone feel welcome,” said Big John. “My wife, Sandy, tries to talk to everyone and encourages the shy, ‘chair watchers’ to join the fun and learn some dance steps, so they, too, can participate in the evening.”
They are re-introducing their “Boot Scootin’ Beginners” class to Reilly’s Irish Pub. I know it may seem funny to have Country Line Dancing in an Irish Pub, but I must say, the newly built venue is surrounded by glass and has a lovely courtyard entrance with the Traditional Irish colors on the left side for dining. Currently, Reilly’s Irish Pub is being featured on the CBS Local-2 web-site for the “Deal of the Day”. They have good food with good pricing for the entire family, and you can go to the web-site to participate in their special promotion, print out the coupon and bring it any other day of the week for dinner.
On the right side of the courtyard, you enter the beautiful room with an incredible view of the mountains from the bar, as you enjoy a nice cool beverage, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, with special drink pricing and Happy Hour Menu prices all evening for the guests who attend Country Night at Reilly’s.
This is something new and fun for everyone to enjoy. I know where I will be on Wednesday nights, please join us, and you will learn how to do Country Line Dancing and support this Family-owned business, and visit with the owner, Don Reilly, who brought a bit of Ireland to the Coachella Valley, where they started on Vista Chino and Gene Autry, back in 1992.
Attention: Solo artists and bands. Please call me directly if you would like to showcase what you do, in a beautiful venue with great food, a sound system and even get a recording of the evening. Please call Lola Rossi (760) 322-8530.
This Thursday, June 13, from 5 until 9 p.m., is the final performance this of “Hitsville” featuring Lola Rossi (me), Rob Carter and Denise Motto, in The Escena Lounge and Grille at The Escena Golf Club, 1100 Clubhouse View Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 992-0002. We are planning to return for our fourth season in the fall. You may contact Lola Rossi at (760) 322-8530 for up-coming performances or e-mail: LolaRossiMeza@gmail.com.
The following day, Friday, June 14, from 5 until 7:30 p.m., Denise Motto and Lola Rossi will perform for the Hawaiian Luau Fund-Raising Event for the Well in the Desert, being held at the Palm Springs Mobile Park Clubhouse, located at 1880 South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. The donation of $40 will give you a delicious Hawaiian buffet, beverages, great music and an additional opportunity to help raise funds through a mini-silent auction. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. Please call (760) 323-8353 or (760) 327-8577 as soon as possible to make reservations.