Bexley senior citizens will enjoy a musical trip down memory lane at their luncheon next month, thanks to musician Bill Foley.

Bexley senior citizens will enjoy a musical trip down memory lane at their luncheon next month, thanks to musician Bill Foley.

The Columbus native will provide the entertainment at the luncheon to be held June 7 at 11:30 a.m. at Kensington Place, 1001 Parkview Blvd.

A singer and guitarist, Foley specializes in easy listening music from the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

"You will hear tunes that you love and even some that you haven't thought about in years," said Mary Ellen Delaney, senior citizen coordinator for the city of Bexley Recreation and Parks Department, which is presenting the luncheon.

Foley grew up in Columbus and taught himself to play guitar and drums.

"My parents had stacks and stacks of records. That's how I fell in love with this music," said Foley, 55. "I was definitely born too late."

Foley said he has 3,000 songs committed to memory, and tailors his set to the audience's reaction. In fact, his website, Omgilts.com, stands for "Oh My God, I Love That Song."

"I watch how they respond," Foley said, referring to the audience. "I kind of wing it. People ask me for a set list, but I never know until I start."

Foley lives in Reynoldsburg with his wife, Cresha, and travels extensively, performing around the United States and abroad. A graduate of the theater program at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, Foley said he originally set out to be an actor, but his passion for music won out.

"I moved to New York and I kept auditioning," he said. "I couldn't get any acting jobs, but people kept hiring me to play and sing."

The luncheon, for participants age 55 and over, will begin with a social at 11:30 a.m. with appetizers, wine and punch, followed at noon by a catered lunch with a choice of salmon or chicken. Tickets are $15 per person and include the social, lunch and entertainment.

For tickets and more information, call Delaney at 614-559-4300.