Series ends with Swing Era Big Band


VERSAILLES — This week Towne & Country Players is back at the fountain square in downtown Versailles with Swing Era Big Band.

“Please join us on Friday from 7-9pm to be entertained by the big band orchestra.

Swing Era Big Band has been entertaining swing music fans and dancers throughout western and central Ohio for most of the past four decades. Created in 1975 by Andrew “Bud” Ledwith of Sidney, Swing Era has specialized in keeping the sounds of the golden age of swing music alive. This 16-piece band features some of the finest musicians in western Ohio.

The band performs a variety of big band and jazz arrangements of noted musical composers including Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, as well as big band arrangements of popular songs from the 1930s to the 1970s.

“We hope to see everyone at the fountain square with their lawn chairs for the final performance of the summer entertainment series,” said organizers. “In case of rain, the entertainment will be in the St. Denis church basement.”

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