The Charlotte Performing Arts Center is excited to kick off the Celebrate Charlotte Festival and announce the 2016-2017 season on Wednesday, June 15, with a special performance by Roaring Twenties Party Band, starting at 7:30 pm.
This family-friendly show is sponsored by Dean Transportation and Friends of the Charlotte Performing Arts Center and features a lively Michigan-based group of six professional musicians.
Made up of mid-Michigan’s top jazz musicians, this all-star band is sure to inspire dancing in your seats as they take us back to the carefree and exciting musical times of the Roaring 1920s. The players bring a long and varied history of performing with the nation’s top entertainers in venues featuring jazz, Broadway shows, and top symphony orchestras. The musical selections include songs that everyone will recognize as enduring 20’s jazz, dance tunes, and ballads, all of which represent Americana presented at its finest.
You will experience the original sounds of the 1920s presented with a fresh new approach using authentic sounds of ukulele, banjo, archtop guitar, sassy trumpet, vocal schnozzle, raspy kazoo, wide-vibrato sax, and strong jazz vocals.
To help get into the spirit, you are invited to search your closet for your best 20’s attire. It is entirely optional, but the best dressed couple will be awarded a prize for the top outstanding period attire.
Songs you will recognize are enduring Great American Songbook selections such as Blue Skies, The Way You Look Tonight, Mack the Knife, S’Wonderful, Georgia, Stormy Weather, Someone to Watch Over Me, My Blue Heaven, Embraceable You, It Had to be You, Ain’t She Sweet, As Time Goes By, Charleston, and many more.   This is a musical review that represents the great jazz legacy from the Roaring Twenties.
Tickets are available at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center box office between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday, or by purchasing online at Box office phone is (517) 541-5690.
Make a complete evening of the event with a pre-show dinner. Sponsored by the Eaton Area Senior Center, beginning at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria, you can enjoy a fried chicken dinner with potatoes, vegetables, salad, fresh baked dinner roll, soft drink, and desert. Advance ticket purchase is required for the meal.

Article submitted by Charlotte Performing Arts Center.