Gold Disc celebrates 30 years of rocking with oldies!
Ahhh… the oldies but goodies… music that just lives on, and nowhere on Okinawa more than at Gold Disc, a Naha club where the gilded days of the 50’s come alive every night, as they have for the past 30 years.
Gold Disc is arguably the best-known oldies but goodies nostalgic live house on the island. The club celebrates its 30th anniversary this October. The club started with name Kento’s Okinawa. And although it changed its name a couple years ago, the style absolutely has not changed at all.
The live band of the club plays American golden age music of the 50’s and 60’s every evening through midnight. Tunes made famous by the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, The Beatles and many, many more fill the atmosphere, and the club’s dance floor nigh after night.
And it’s not only older folks gathering there to look for their long gone youth. To the surprise of many first time visitors, most of the customers are young, Many young people on Okinawa love oldies music, maybe because Okinawa has had a very strong American cultural influence, or maybe its nostalgia for the bygone era that attracts them.
That’s also the reason why many tourists form mainland and overseas gather to Gold Disc every night.
It’s also a tribute to the owners and managers of the club that they have been able to run a successful live house on he same location in Naha, and especially at such a prime real estate in Matsuyama.
Every October, Gold Disc has a special anniversary project in October, and this year is no exception. More information on their special anniversary program at Gold Disc facebook.
Gold Disc is open weekdays from 18:00 to 01:00 with five shows, 18:00 to 02:00 with six shows on Fridays and Saturdays, and 18:00 to midnight on Sundays with four shows. Each stage show is about 35 minutes long, beginning at 19:00, 20:15, 21:30, 22:50, just after midnight and at 01:10. Charter parties that include a live band are also available.