by Lorraine Payette, written August 10, 2013
“Come on, babe, why don’t we paint the town?
I’m gonna rouge my knees and roll my stockings down…”
– All That Jazz
(ROCKPORT, ONTARIO) All you gangsters and molls, listen close, there’s a new speak-easy in town where the music’s hot and the joint is jumpin’ till the milkman comes. Honey, you know what I’m talking about, and when the coppers bust the doors down, it’s 23-skiddoo!
All the swells are gonna be there in Rockport with the rum runners, flappers, gangsters, molls, and kiddos when they come out to paint the town during Prohibition Days, August 16 – 18. The Brian Downey Band will be sizzling at Friday night’s street dance, and tell Charlie at the speak easy the word is “river rat”. If you’re okay, he’ll let you in.
Antique boats will be running rum, the burley-cue (burlesque) will be at the speak easy, and the flappers will have a ball and fashion show to let you know what’s rooty-toot-toot! The gals are going to be teaching the latest dances, so come down and learn to Charleston! They say it’s a real gas!
The event is family friendly, and admission is free. Historical presentations and good old fashioned fun are on tap for all. For more information, contact 613-923-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit the website at http://www.rockportthousandislands.com .