Best Bet: Seger and a disability awareness dance

I grew up about an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, and like most teenagers, I was big into music. I used my allowance to buy some 45s in the early to mid-70s, building up a small collection.

In 1976, it was time to buy my first album and one of the early lessons Dad taught me was to get the most for your money. I finally saved enough money and made my first album count. It was a double-disc from Bob Seger called “Live Bullet.” I loved it and I still consider it one of the best buys I ever got. If Seger’s music has a special place in your heart, too, you’re in luck this weekend.

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will crank up the volume Sunday night at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Seger, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, has a long list of hits in his five decades in rock.

His distinctive, raspy voice will bring back memories of love and a hard-working America. Songs like “Night Moves,” “Turn The Page,” “Rock And Roll Never Forgets,” and “Old Time Rock & Roll” are just a few of the fan favorites. Tickets are available at

Closer to home, I’ve been donating my time and talent over the past nine years to a special group in Columbus. I’ve been the DJ for the Arc of Bartholomew County’s Disability Awareness Dance, which happens at the end of March each year. Those who attend always have a great time, and it warms my heart to watch everyone dancing and smiling. This year’s event is 5 to 8 p.m. March 27 at the National Guard Armory, 2160 Arnold St. in Columbus.

There’s always refreshments, door prizes and lots of fun. There is no cost to attend. Donation of a canned good to support Love Chapel is appreciated.