NEW BUFFALO — It didn’t take Harry Wayne Casey long to recall a memorable moment from when he was on tour early in his career with KC and The Sunshine Band.

They were performing their groundbreaking pop rhythm and blues music – later called disco – in Ontario, Canada, in the middle of an arena when fans suddenly swarmed the stage.

Sunshine in the dead of winter

Bassist Steve Lashley and guitarist Jeffery Reeves of KC and The Sunshine Band perform on stage during the K-Earth 101 Boogie Bash in 2013 in Los Angeles.

Sunshine in the dead of winter

Harry "KC" Wayne Casey, center, of KC and The Sunshine Band performs on stage during the K-Earth 101 Boogie Bash in 2013 in Los Angeles.