1940s Ball hosted by Bob Hope and Professor Phelyx!
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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.
- 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!
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!
9:05pm – 9:20pm
Mr. and Miss Vintage US Contest
- Hosted by Whisky LaRue and TBA
The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra
- 9:20-10:05 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Hot Tomatoes
- 10:10 pm End of war confetti drop, and group conga line
- 10:25-11:05 pm Frank Sinatra perform with the Hot Tomatoes
- Set Break 11:05-11:20 pm Swing dance DJ and 1940s Fashion Show/Parade.
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
8:45 – 9:15 pm
Set break swing dance lessons and swing dance performances
10:45 – 11 pm
Band changeover swing dance performances
11 – 12:30 pm
“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