Schedule

1940s Ball hosted by Bob Hope, Dandy Wellington and Professor Phelyx!

3:00 – 5:45pm

⭐️ Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Swing Band

VICTORY STREET (WWII jungle-themed) showcasing: spectacular sets, historic exhibits, multimedia displays + International foods!
Grab a passport at the info booth, visit + learn + play our interactive (WWII jungle-themed) scavenger hunt!
BBC Radio Jungle Outpost with WWII radio presentations; try your hand at vintage radio presenting and broadcasting!
Stop by the 1940’s and 50’s car show, visit the WWII planes, and wander through the military base camp displays
Check out our 1940s Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring authentic classic cars + concessions!
Join us on the Homefront for a peek into craft-making techniques during WWII. Take your own creation home with you!
Visit our WWII Veteran Outpost: Remember and Honor will be interviewing WWII veterans.
Meet the Author: Join us for a conversation with author Elizabeth Fox presenting her book We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters, which tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war.
Visit our hidden briefing tent! Eisenhower and Churchill begin briefing in the tent at 6:05. But first you must find the code word!
(*hint: check your program!)
Dance Hosting with Swing Nights Denver (get a dance partner here until 10pm)
Cigarette girls hand out rations
Carmen Miranda, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable… Meet the stars of the 1940s!
WWII era Radio broadcast with Tiki Brian
Climb aboard the TBM Avenger when she lands and see what the inside of this majestic piece of history looks like!
Stop by the 10th Mountain Division Historical Display
Visit the Young Aviators 43 and step aboard their WWII B25 Bomber replica!

4:30 – 4:40pm (set break)

⭐️ WWII Veterans in attendance tribute

5:45 – 6:05 pm (Band changeover)

⭐️ WWII Aircraft flyover and convoy arrival with the stars!

See Eisenhower, Churchill, Bob Hope and the Andrews Sisters (The Satin Dollz) land in a WWII plane while we get out the red carpet for their arrival into the event! Check out all of our planes HERE.   Bob Hope tells a few jokes and the Satin Dollz perform.

6:05pm – 9:05pm

⭐️ The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

7:00 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Glenn Miller Orchestra!
(Set break 7:30-7:50pm) “Planes of  WWII” air display, Victory Parade and tribute to the 75th anniversary of VE Day!

9:05pm – 9:20pm

⭐️ Mr. and Miss Vintage US Contest

Hosted by Dandy Wellington and Whisky LaRue

9:20pm-12:30am

⭐️ The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

9:20-10:05 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Hot Tomatoes
10:05 pm End of war confetti drop, and group conga line
10:15-10:35pm Dandy Wellington with the Hot Tomatoes
10:40-11:10 Frank Sinatra perform with the Hot Tomatoes
Set Break 11:10-11:25 pm Swing dance DJ and 1940s Fashion Show/Parade.

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Rick’s Cafe Americain

Roulette Table 6-11 (Winners announced on email list and Facebook the week following the event)

3:15 – 4:15pm

⭐️ Swing Dance lessons and contest

4:15 pm – 7:15 pm

⭐️ “Your Basie is Showing — A Tribute to the Count (Basie)!” with the 18 piece Flatirons Jazz Orchestra

⭐️ 5:45-6:05 Set break with Professor Phelyx

Comedic mentalism and cerebral magic! His work includes what appears to be otherwise-unexplainable, psychic mind-reading, impossibly-accurate predictions, and psychic metal-bending that has earned him international acclaim for forty years!

⭐️ 7:15-7:45 Band changeover/Swing dance lessons (Lindy Hop)

7:45 – 10:45pm

⭐️ The Queen City Jazz Band

8:45 – 9:15 pm

⭐️ Set break swing dance lessons and swing dance performances with Boulder Swing Dance and Swing Nights Denver.

10:45 – 11 pm

⭐️ Band changeover swing dance performances with Boulder Swing Dance, Swing Nights Denver, Mile High Shag Club and Pearl St Jive!

11 – 12:30 pm

⭐️ Jeremy Mohney Swing Band

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“Don’t be afraid to get your boogie woogie on at this popular appreciation of the patriotism,
energy and upbeat grooves that earned this special time in history the title of the Greatest Generation.”
“Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style,
culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era.” – Josie Klemaier/Weekly Plus