Swing Fever brings swing band music to Kutztown Park July 1
On Saturday evening, July 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. the Kutztown Park Bandshell will take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing Era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band, Swing Fever. They are back by popular demand as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s 2017 Concert Series in the Park.
Since 1983, Swing Fever has kept the swing music of the big band era alive and thriving in our area. The band is a locally organized swing that will entertain audiences in the tradition of the “big band” era with the music and vocals of that bygone time. The band performs at various events and in concert throughout Pennsylvania and along the east coast, including just completing their performances at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Commemorative Weekend in Reading, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, and throughout community activities and functions across southeastern PA.
Swing Fever provides high quality musical entertainment from the Swing era of the ‘20s – 50s. They have performed for several years in our Concert Series and always pack the bandshell and delight their audiences. Music from the era from 1920-1950, including the war years of the 1940s. The bandshell will come alive with the sounds of Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and many more artists and bands who all became household names, as their songs hit the airwaves for soldiers over seas. Swing Fever will entertain with topnotch musicians, and wonderful vocals as they play various charts spanning 50 years of music from the classics of the 20s, 30s and 40s, including some more contemporary tunes. They are always a delight to watch, to listen, and to dance to at the park bandshell. You will be entertained from Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” to Artie Shaw’s “Back Bay Shuffle” and many more. Come join Swing Fever on Saturday in the historic Kutztown Park Bandshell for this free concert in our Concert Series, as they entertain the crowd. Spread the word and bring friends and family to take that “Sentimental Journey” down memory lane.
The concert is free to the public and is part of the Borough of Kutztown “2017 Concert Series in the Park”, and will be held rain or shine in the covered Kutztown Park Bandshell.
The concert series is made possible by the Borough of Kutztown and the generous support of the following cosponsors. Major Sponsor: East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., the Kutztown Lions Club, and Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC. Gold Sponsors: Kutztown Grange, Optimist Club of Kutztown, and Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Barley/Snyder, DJI Insurance, Great Valley Consultants, Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc., K-Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ, Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic, SSM Group Inc., and The Windsor Press Inc. Bronze Sponsor: Western Lehigh Landscape Services, Fulton Mortgage Company-John Schmoyer, Kutztown Community Partnership, Kutztown NAPA Auto Parts Inc., Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., and Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant. Patron Sponsors: Adam ’n Eve Boutique, Duffers Beverages, Messersmith & Keller Family Dentistry, Lehigh Cement Co., Mayor Sandy Green, Ozgood’s Grill & Bar, Peters Bros. Meat Market Inc., Shaynah Kinner Daycare Center, and Kevin Snyder-President of Borough Council.