Sunday, February 9, 2014

The end of an era - Blob's Park to close forever

We knew the day would come...we just didn't expect it to arrive quite this quickly.  On March 30th Blob's Park, an icon in the Washington / Baltimore area, will close it's doors forever.



On Friday, February 14th Oracle Band will perform for the last time at this historic venue, which originally opened back in 1933.  Ironically, it was almost exactly one year to the day that Oracle first performed at Blobs for their Valentine's Dance.

Here we are a year later and Blob's feels like home, with so many friends that come out to attend our performances there...it's as if we've been playing there for a decade.



As you probably know, Blob's Park was the scene of our Philippine Disaster benefit dance just a couple of short months ago, with so many people coming out to pitch in to help support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), marking one of the largest benefits we have ever put together, and the good folks at Blobs graciously donated the facility so we could raise even more.


Just a few weeks earlier we had our most successful and well attended Halloween party at Blob's, with over 500 friends in attendance!





While this coming weekend's show is billed as a Valentine's Day dance, please don't think that this event is for couples only.  We have a number of singles organizations that are planning on attending, and everyone regardless of your relationship status is invited.  Believe us...there WILL be plenty of people to dance with!!!  There will be no wallflowers allowed at this performance!!!




We are looking for a full house as a way of saying "thank you" to Max and the folks at Blob's that have been so good to us over the course of the last year.  It would do our hearts good to see the largest crowd Blob's has ever seen in attendance, and you can help make this happen just be being there.  We'll be bringing the whole show, with every intention of making this performance one for the record books!

Best of all, the standard cover charge of $10 applies...there is no hike in admission even though this is a special performance on a special day.  All tickets are sold at the door.

Here's a little video clip from one of last year's performances at Blobs.



Blob's is a great place for groups to come.  Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, promotion, or other significant event?  Blob's has PLENTY of space, with large tables that can easily accommodate the largest groups.  Just make sure to give them a call a few days in advance so they can plan the room accordingly.  There is no additional charge for larger groups...they are more than happy to accommodate.

Reservations are accepted 24 hours in advance.  Call 410 799-7130 to make your reservation.

The band starts playing at 8:00, and we go up to around 12:00.

Blob's Park is easy to get to.  Located right off the Baltimore - Washington Parkway at Route 175 in Jessup, you can be there in under 30 minutes from either Baltimore or Washington's Beltways and virtually all of the towns in between!

Directions to Blob's Park


Please, no outside food or drinks are permitted, although birthday cakes are permitted with advance notice.

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