When pianist David Crohan moved to Florida in 2003, he brought with him a musical tradition that had delighted audiences at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs for more than a quarter of a century.

“It’s a historical survey of American popular music from Yankee Doodle to the present — well, about 1990,” he said over the phone from his Palm Beach area home this week.

Mr. Crohan first performed the medley in 1976, to honor the United States bicentennial. “That was 43 years ago; it’s gotten a little longer,” he said.

Enthusiastic Tabernacle audiences always sang along with the patriotic songs, which Mr. Crohan — who was blinded as a newborn — had committed to memory, as with all the music he plays.

“I promised them that I would never practice it, and that I would never play it anywhere but the Tabernacle,” Mr. Crohan said.

While he meant it at the time, Mr. Crohan ultimately did take his patriotic medley to another audience. Patrons pack the high-end restaurant Café l’Europe in Palm Beach, where he has been the house pianist for the past 16 years, to hear him play his American medley on the Fourth of July.

“It’s marvelous. People say they plan their vacations around it. Everybody sings and hoots and hollers. It’s really fun,” Mr. Crohan said.

Vineyarders will again get to sing and shout along with the patriotic medley at the Tabernacle on July 11, when Mr. Crohan plays a concert celebrating his 75th birthday and his 55th year of performing in public. Mr. Crohan’s program also will include a new arrangement of George Gershwin’s 1924 classic Rhapsody in Blue.

“I did a concert three times in a week about a month ago, where I played Rhapsody in Blue with an 80-piece symphonic band at three different venues. I worked very hard to get that in shape,” he said.

“I have an arrangement that I’ve made in my head where I can do it as a solo piano thing,” Mr. Crohan continued. “It’s my nod toward serious music and the music that I have three degrees in.”

The rest of the concert, including the medley, will be filled with improvisation. While studying at New England Conservatory and earning respect for his classical-music prowess, Mr. Crohan also played jazz, swinging and soloing with an improviser’s imagination and a concert pianist’s precision.

His blended style, flawless technique and ever-changing repertoire, easy on the ear but never dulling to the brain, made Mr. Crohan a popular pianist at nightspots in Boston and on the Vineyard before he moved south.

“The bottom line is that I’m a barroom piano player, but I play in very nice barrooms and I play much more than barroom music,” he said.

“I play almost any kind of popular music there is, until about 1990, and a wide variety of classical music. I don’t play very, very serious, long, arduous things, but it’s music that most people wouldn’t hear in the bar.”

Thursday’s concert is far from the first birthday show Mr. Crohan has performed at the Tabernacle. For his 50th-birthday concert, national news anchor Walter Cronkite was master of ceremonies and actress Patricia Neal joined the pianist for dramatic versions of Send In the Clowns and Moon River.

“She did it beautifully,” Mr. Crohan said.

This time, his guests will be Island musicians Merrily Fenner and Hugh Taylor, who used to appear weekly at Mr. Crohan’s restaurant David’s Island House in the 1980s and 1990s (“There was no Brahms or Beethoven on those nights,” Mr. Crohan said).

The three musicians will again join forces July 13 at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs, Mr. Crohan said, when they’ll be performing a very different repertoire with songs by Jerry Lee Lewis, the Everly Brothers, the Beatles and other stars of 20th-century rock and pop.

This is the kind of music he never plays at work, “because then I’d get stuck doing it all the time,” Mr. Crohan said. “It’s not the way I’d want to make my living, but for the amount of time I do it, it’s really fun.”

Mr. Crohan’s Vineyard life began when he was a teenager visiting an uncle and aunt whose family owned a home in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground. He played a couple of nights at the Ritz (“I don’t usually tell people this”) for no pay around 1962, he said, but his first Island gig came in 1964, when he was 19.

The owner of Munroe’s of Martha’s Vineyard, an Oak Bluffs restaurant with a piano lounge, heard him play for the first time at age 17 and made him an offer on the spot, but Mr. Crohan’s mother hadn’t seen the place and said no.

Wisely, the restaurateur gave young Mr. Crohan several gift certificates for meals — to be redeemed the following summer. Once his mother dined at Munro’s and saw that it was a respectable establishment, she permitted him to play there the next year.

“It was just the right balance of elegance and casualness,” Mr. Crohan said.

Over his Island career, Mr. Crohan also played the Rare Duck Lounge (now the Cardboard Box) on Circuit avenue and the Colonial Inn in Edgartown, although he preferred Oak Bluffs. His own summer restaurant, David’s Island House on Circuit avenue, was Mr. Crohan’s last regular Vineyard venue. After 20 years in business, it closed in 1997 amid changes in his family life.

“I miss it still,” he said. “It was exactly what I wanted.”

But, he added, Palm Beach has been very good to him and his second wife.

“I never thought I would have anything like I had on the Vineyard again,” Mr. Crohan said. “The smallness of Palm Beach, like the smallness of the Vineyard, makes it special for me.”

“I’ve had just a phenomenal life because of the Vineyard and now because of this place,” Mr. Crohan added. “People have been very, very kind to us.”

David Crohan’s Tabernacle concert begins at 8 p.m. July 11. For ticket information, visit the Camp Meeting website.