Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal (From Left): Pete "PD" Grimaldi, Julie Johnson, and Frank Grimaldi.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Jimmy Hildreth adds backup vocals while playing the scrub board with two spoons.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal With the BluesBox Bayou Band in full swing, dancers of all ages take the floor to enjoy the music, which is a mix of Cajun, Zydeco and blues, with American roots.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Party-goers wait for The Blues Box Bayou Band, the first of two acts for the night, to retake the stage.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Members of the BluesBox Bayou Band rocking the stage at Saturday's Red Hot Summer Dance Party are, from left, scrub-boardist Jimmy "Lil' Jimmy" Hildreth, lead vocalist Pete "PD" Grimaldi and bass guitarist Julie Johnson.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Drummer Mike Ferris keeps the beat.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Famous for its tri-tip sandwiches, Cool Deli owner Ray Attleberger flips the savory meat as it slowly cooks during the Red Hot Summer Dance Party Saturday evening.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal In a nod to the "red hot" theme of the fundraiser, Julie Johnson, the bass player for The BluesBox Bayou Band, wears a chili pepper anklet.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal People gather at the Bayley House Barn, adjacent to the Historic Bayley House, Saturday evening for good music and eats as vendors and volunteers raise money and educate people about the historic site.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal The Historic Bayley House in Pilot Hill remains fenced off to the public, with boarded windows and doors. However, the Sixth Annual Red Hot Summer Dance Party on Saturday, July 19, helped raise money for the restoration project currently underway.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Diane Stuteville sells home-baked treats, such as chocolate chip cookies, with her daughter, Sara, as part of Girl Scouts Troop 684 at the Red Hot Summer Dance Party July 19.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Diane Stuteville and her daughters Sara, 15, and Stephanie, 18, along with Jonathan Schumacher, 22, show off the sweets they sold at the fundraiser.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Original bricks from the Bayley House were sold to raise money for its restoration. People who bought one, of the 33,000 used in the house's construction, would be mailed a certificate of authenticity, according to Thiaa Besan, who was volunteering at the event.