A little bit louder now: Otis Day returns to Dexter Lake Club

A little bit louder now: Otis Day returns to Dexter Lake Club
The Dexter Lake Club

DEXTER, Ore. - Now wait a minute: 34 years after "Animal House," Otis Day and the Knights are set to return to the stage at the Dexter Lake Club.

The classic comedy, filmed in and around Eugene, features the fictional Otis Day, portrayed by character actor DeWayne Jessie.

The band's performances of "Shout" and "Shama Lama Ding Dong" launched a musical career for the fictious Knights.

"He's taken over," Jessie said of his alter ego Otis. "He's taken over as far as performing goes. But when I get my bills, it's DeWayne Jessie."

Otis Day is set to perform three shows the weekend of December 14 in honor of the first anniversary of the re-opened Dexter Lake Club. The club owner said it will be the first time Otis Day has been back inside the club since "Animal House" was filmed.

The club is offering three 21 and over shows with 50 seats per show at $100 per seat, said Gregg Stewart, the local musician who re-opened the venue with an eye towards "Animal House" nostalgia.

Show times are Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 15, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

For more information, call (541) 937-4050. For assigned seating availability, visit the Dexter Lake Club website.