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Concert: Memories 17 Piece Dance Band
June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $18
The Memories Dance Band recalls the sounds, excitement and appeal of the big band era when everyone from Bobby Soxers to Society Dames danced the night away in places like the east cost’s Glen Island Casino, the west coast’s Palomar Ballroom and everywhere in between. It was America’s music and it provided comfort in trying times at home and abroad. And it lives on.
They will be playing in the SteamPlant theater Saturday, June 1st starting at 7:00PM. Snacks and bar will be available.
Tickets on sale now at the SteamPlant Box Office, Salida Visitors Center (Chamber of Commerce), and the Poncha Market. $15 in advance; $18 at the door. Available online here.
About the Band
The Memories Dance Band was founded in 1980 by Lakewood businessman Rob Kimberlin and his wife, Darlene. Back then their son, Scott, was in the jazz band at Green Mountain high school and, quite by accident, that student band became the core of the Memories band; sor of a one-time, off-campus extracurricular activity which morphed into a full-time working band, much to the delight of the students. As a matter of fact some members of today’s band were in that first student band nearly forty years ago.
The band performs the music of the Great American Songbook in the style of the Big Bands of the 1940s. The unforgettable music of the Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman bands lives on along with that of dozens of other renowned leaders such as Duke Ellington, Count, Basie, Las Brown and the list goes on. The excitement associated with the Big Bands was felt all over America at a time when local dance halls, clubs and famous ballrooms were overflowing with dancers who never seemed to tire, always asking for more into the wee hours. Waltzes, Foxtrots, Cha Cha’s, Polkas and Tangos are still the standard repertoire of Big Bands and the Memories band can fill your every desire.