First and foremost:
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.
12/4/2022 The hall is back in shape and we’ve booked Lindsey for the spring since her gig was cancelled in November. All is back to normal for Joyride (for now). We’re excited to play for all of you at our dance on December 7 with Frannie Marr (PDF flier). Please check back to this space to get latest information about our schedule and covid protocols.
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.