First and foremost: JOYRIDE_PROMO_PHOTOS_003  All Portland ECD and Contra dances require proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible) before being allowed into the dance or concert hall.  Click HERE for Covid protocol details.

Our short, post-pandemic season ended wonderfully in June.  We’re off for the Summer and will return on September 7th with Eric Curl from Seattle calling.  Please review this flier  for relevant information including Covid protocols.  We are so happy to be playing music for our contra dancing friends!!

 Joyride is a Portland Oregon contra dance band known for fun, skilled play, tunes fit to dance figures, and ringing, rocking, gorgeous melodies that make you want to move. George Penk’s rich and lively fiddle, Erik Weberg’s nimble flute, harmonica and bombarde, Sue Songer’s pulsing piano, and Jeff Kerssen-Griep’s percussive guitar energy breathe big life into modern and traditional tunes for dances, weekends, and festivals. 

Since 2006, Joyride hosts great callers and happy dancers at their monthly First Wednesdays Contra Dance party, held at the Portland Polish Library Association’s dance hall each September through June. This band loves creating a great experience for everyone, every time. Catch a lift with Joyride at home or on the road!

Please see our post-pandemic dance reentry page HERE.