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Jazzed Up Big Band
August 25, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Jazzed Up Big Band is a 16 piece band formed to bring the most exceptional big band entertainment in the region. The ensemble’s home is the Roof Garden Ballroom in Historic Arnolds Park in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes, which has a rich history of big bands dating back to the golden era of jazz in the 1930’s. Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, or Jimmy Dorsey all toured the ballrooms of the area. Made up of the area’s finest musicians, the Jazzed Up Big Band has a mission to continue this legacy and share the excitement of big band music with a new generation.
Schedule of the night includes:
6:30pm Lawn Opens (food/drink vendors open) and Dance Lesson
Free Swing Dance Lesson with Ballroom Dance Academy (All levels welcome!)
7:00pm Music Starts
Opening Act: Two White Squares
Headliner: Jazzed Up Big Band
Featured food trucks: The Big Orange Truck, Rudy’s Taco Bus, and Backyard BBQ