The response to the "Remembering the Arcadia" Night has taken the organisers by surprise.
Billed as a double celebration of the iconic ballroom and the 50th Anniversary of Clubsound the event is being held in the Royal Court Hotel in Portrush on Friday 15th July.
Compere for the night is Brian Moore who told us, "We had a night like this pre-Covid and it was absolutely amazing - I couldn't believe the range of age groups and the queue at the door at 7.30. I've long been an admirer of Clubsound, of course, and I firmly believe we'll never see the likes of them again. Just where would you find an act where each member is a superb musician in his own right and also have the wonderful comedy of lead guitarist Alan McCartney and frontman George Jones and to be part of their 50 year celebration is an absolute honour."
Clubsound will adapt their programme to the event given that several of them played with the Dave Glover Showband who were resident in the Arcadia so expect everything from Beach Boys to Bill Haley & The Comets.
An added bonus for those attending is that they'll also be helping raise funds for the RNLI and that will include a raffle of some exclusive paintings including one by the aforementioned George Jones. Local legend Gerald "Mr Dance" McQuilken is also lending his angle to the night and intends that he and his dancer friends will kick the event off with a demo of just how it should be done!
Great music, nostalgia and side splitting comedy in one night - what a wonderful mix for a summer's evening.
Tickets, priced just £15.00, are on sale at Royal Court reception, La Lola on the Promenade in Portstewart, Jingles Funstore on Main Street in Portrush or online MyTicket.com. "There'll also be the option of paying at the door but obviously that will be subject to availability on the night.