The Devils Lake Elks Club was the place to be Saturday night, Nov. 25 as the “Blues Brothers” performed for a select audience.

The Devils Lake Elks Club was the place to be Saturday night, Nov. 25 as the “Blues Brothers” performed for a select audience.

Elwood and Jake, complete with black suits, white shirts, narrow ties, black shades and black fedoras danced and sang the music they made famous (and then some).

Cameo performances were also featured throughout the night as Jimmy Buffet, Patsy Cline, Johnnie Cash, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Elvis stepped on the stage, all performed by local people, members of the audience.

A limited number of tickets were sold for the event that began at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet meal of either chicken or shrimp Alfredo, meatballs in marinara sauce over noodles, garlic toast and cole slaw.

The tables were decorated in style with white linen table cloths, black fedoras and the classic black sunglasses for everyone. (see photo at the far right)

The music and dancing began at 7 p.m. as Rick Senger and Donovan Foughty grabbed the mics and went into full Blues Brothers mode. Many swore they were better than the originals.
The money raised for the local Elks Lodge in part goes to support their main charity: Camp Grassick.

Elks officials promised more special events like this weekend’s ahead in the future at the club.