George Bedard and the Kingpins will bring their signature mixture of blues, and rock and roll to Dexter June 23 for a benefit for the restoration of historic Gordon Hall. Bring dancing shoes because it’s tough to sit still when he begins to play.
Bedard is one of the area’s most beloved musicians. Michael G. Nastos said that “If anyone, anywhere, is seeking a conductor to take you on a trip through the vast reaches of U.S. roots blues and jazz music, George Bedard is your man.” Goldmine magazine called Bedard “one of the best rockabilly pickers on the planet.”
Doors and the bar will open at 6pm. Tours of historic Gordon Hall will be available from 6-7:00 pm. Gourmet small plates by Westside BBQ and desserts by Paul Cousins will begin at 6:30pm.
The show and dancing will begin at 7pm. Tickets are $75 general admission or $100 for reserved seating and must be purchased in advance.
All proceeds benefit the Dexter Area Historical Society and its work to restore Gordon Hall. Tickets can be purchased buy at www.dexterhistory.org/kingpins-order-page. or call 734-426-4767. Location: Gordon Hall, 8311 Island Lake Rd, at the corner of Dexter-Pinckney Rd, Dexter, MI.