BAXTER SPRINGS — The citizens of Baxter Springs will have an opportunity to dance the night away this Saturday as the “Tuesday Night Jammers” will host a dance from 7 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion in Baxter Springs.

Fiddler Doug Cole, of Joplin, said the group is a collection of professional musicians who get together every Tuesday night to play, and decided to put on the dance after guitar player Floyd McCoy, who lives near Baxter, said “Baxter needs more social life.”

Cole said the group plays country music, as well as standards like Frank Sinatra.

He said they don’t play current mainstream country because, “you can hear that on the radio.

“We do a lot of George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Frank Sinatra,” he said adding this is not a ‘senior dance.’ “We do not discourage young people or children from attending.”

Cole said the cost is $5 per person, but the goal isn’t to make a profit but to cover the costs.

“The goal is to be successful enough for us to do this on a monthly basis in Baxter Springs,” Cole said.

The Tuesday Night Jammers are: Doug Cole, fiddle, Glenda Erwin, drums, Floyd McCoy, guitar, Bob Massey, guitar, John Hardin, guitar, Dan Duling, guitar and Marty Neer, steel guitar.