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Valentine’s Day dinner show features Rat Pack music

Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tribute band put to perform at Blue Goose
By: Leah Rosasco, Loomis News Correspondent
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Valentine’s Day Dinner Show

Who: Dean-O-Holics Frank Sinatra tribute band

What: Dinner, show and dancing

When: Two seatings at 5 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14                              

Where: Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road         

Cost: $50 presale, $60 day of show and $75 VIP seating

Tickets: 771-8585 or (530) 615-4443 o

Information: www.bluegooseeventcenter.com/calendar.php or www.deanoholics.com/index.php/presenting/dean-o-holics/

 

Prepare to travel back in time on Valentine’s Day as Frank, Dean and the rest of the Rat Pack take the stage in Loomis.

Winners of the National Rising Star Award for the best Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin Tribute Band two years running, The Dean-O-Holics will transform the Blue Goose Event Center into a romantic and swinging lounge with a dinner and show.

Bob Caudle, founder of The Dean-O-Holics, said he’s had his eye on the Loomis venue for years.

“I have wanted to play at the Blue Goose for a long time, but it never worked until now,” Caudle said.

Caudle, who transforms himself into Dean Martin for the group’s performances said, “I am really excited about turning the place into a showroom for a night.”

The Dean-O-Holics includes  Mike Martis, of Sacramento, who plays Frank Sinatra and Peter Petty, also of Sacramento, who wears several hats as Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Cab Calloway.

“With the three of us we can really have more fun with the show,” Caudle said. “It goes far beyond watching old crooners and falling asleep.”

The Dean-O-Holics have played hundreds of shows at large and small venues throughout the country, including a local performance at a Sacramento Kings game and a performance at a fundraiser for the United Service Organization (USO) in Fort Hood, Texas. One aspect of the group that sets it apart from other tribute bands is that the singers perform with a live band as opposed to using pre-recorded tracks, such as those that are used for karaoke.

“We bring in a baby grand piano, an upright bass and a brass section and they are all amazing musicians,” Caudle said. “I think we have one of the tightest bands in the Sacramento area.”

The Valentine’s Day event includes a four-course dinner that includes a choice of New York steak, chicken cordon blue or salmon puff pastry, along with dancing, and a no-host bar staffed by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce. 

Chamber Manager Jenny Knisley said, “Since there will be a Frank Sinatra tribute band performing we decided we need to do martinis.”

She said the Chamber will split the bar proceeds with the South Placer Heritage Foundation to help fund the ongoing maintenance of the Blue Goose Event Center.  Knisley said the Chamber was happy for the opportunity to help raise some funds for the Heritage Foundation.

“A lot of fundraisers are held at the Blue Goose so we wanted to do our part to support them,” Knisley said. “They are a big part of this community and it’s great that we can have events like the Valentine’s Day show here in Loomis.”

Marianne Coombes,  administrative assistant for the Heritage Foundation, said performers like The Dean-O-Holics bring more excitement to the downtown area.

“These kinds of events give downtown a quicker pace,” Coombes said. “It’s good to have activity and give people options for things to do.”

Coombes said she is looking forward to spending Valentine’s Day at the Blue Goose.

“It’s a fun night out and it’s easy,” Coombes said. “You get dinner and a concert and dancing all in one place.”