Ladies Must Swing, the highly-acclaimed 19-piece all-female big band from Madison will headline the third annual September Swing at E.A.A. Air Venture Museum on Saturday, September 26th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
The event takes place in E.A.A.’s famed Eagle Hangar, where vintage World War II airplanes hang from the ceiling and many era vehicles and artifacts are on display.
“The venue sets up perfectly for this event,” said E.A.A. Marketing Coordinator Dana Heimos. “September Swing is continually growing in popularity as our members become more familiar with the event and look forward to it.”
In addition to contests for the Best Period Attire and Best Dancers, September Swing opens with a dance lesson from professional dance instructor Bruce Marshall.
“September Swing’ appeals to both the best dancers and those who have never danced who would like to learn,” Heimos said. “We start with a half hour to forty-five minute dance lesson. You can then hit the dance floor and try what you have learned or show off what you already know.”
This will be third consecutive appearance by Ladies Must Swing, the 2013 MAMA winners of Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Artist.
“They are very entertaining and have been very well-received,” Heimos said. “They have been very successful for us.”
Hors d’ouerves will be served – “the food is great,” Heimos said, while wine, beer and cocktails will be available to purchase.
Tickets are currently on sale. The price, $40 per individual or $75 per couple, is good until 5 p.m. CDT on September 25th. After that, the prices increase to $45/$80.
Go to EAA.org/SeptemberSwing to buy tickets online or call 1-800-564-6322.