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Day 158: Summer Concert Series – Swingtopia

 

Veterans Park - Bethesda

The Summer Concert Series hosted by Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) on the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Aves. (Veterans Park) from 6 PM – 8 PM every Thursday evening continues through July 21st.  The full concert series 2011 calendar is available at the BUP website.

This week, enjoy the octet Swingtopia featuring music from Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, and many others during the 1930s through the 1950s.   Many of the Swingtopia musicians are also past or present members of the premier service bands in DC, including the Airmen of Note, the Army Blues, and the Navy Commodores, according to their website.  Come on out this warm Thursday evening and enjoy their cool sounds.     ~Amy

 

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