Friday, February 4, 2011

Big Band Dance Night on Feb. 12

Enjoy dancing or sitting and listening to the swing era tunes performed by Flat River Big Band of Greenville.

The event is held at the Big Rapids Holiday Inn on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 7 to 11 p.m.

This is the fourth debut at the Festival of the Arts for the Flat River Big Band which was formed in 1981.

The Flat River Band's repertoire includes well-known selections from the famous jazz bands of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and the Dorsey brothers, while also offering contemporary music.

Fronted by trumpeter Jeff Ayres and announcer Bob Gould, the band has appeared in countless summer music festivals throughout western and central Michigan.

The event is FREE, sponsored by the Festival of the Arts Planning Committee.

Contact Bruce Dilg at (231) 591-2488 for more information.

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