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Throughout the night…


Polynesian dancers with leis and live ukulele music with greet you as you arrive!

Visit our “Southern Seas” VICTORY STREET: Spectacular sets, historic exhibits + International foods!

Visit + learn + play our interactive scavenger hunt!

Meet 1940s broadcaster, Edward R. Murrow and try your hand with “on air” vintage radio presenting on real 1940s broadcasting equipment!

Stop by the 1940s and 50s car show!

Visit the WWII planes, wander through the WWII base camp and talk to our WWII living history re-enactors!

Check out our 1940s Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring authentic classic cars + concessions (including the 1949 Blue Ice Cream Truck)!

Join us on the Homefront for a peek into craft-making techniques during WWII. Take your own creation home!

Visit our WWII Veterans’ Outpost historical display and stop by the Veterans table to meet our WWII veterans in attendance.

Visit our secret briefing tent! Eisenhower and Churchill begin briefing at 6:05.

Find a Cigarette girl to get some rations!

Carmen Miranda, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable… Meet the stars of the 1940s!

Tune into the WWII era Radio broadcast with Tiki Brian!

Check out our vintage aircraft and see what these majestic pieces of history looks like!

Stop by the Colorado 10th Mountain Division’s Historical Display and meet their living history educators.

Main Stage

Hosted by Bob Hope, Dandy Wellington and Swing DJ Greg Kyle!


5:00 – 6 pm 

Tammi Savoy with Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles!

              Tammi is coming straight from Chicago & will be performing with Colorado’s Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles!  

6 – 6:30pm 

South Pacific USO Show and WWII Paratrooper Jump!

         Bob Hope, The Satin Dollz Tiki Luau Show, Bianca Hebert, and the Kelly Van Oosbree Theater Group will perform             “Honey Bun” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” from South Pacific!


6:30pm – 9:30pm

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra


7:30 – 7:50pm (set break)

“Planes of WWII” air display!


9:30pm – 9:45pm (Band changeover)

Best Dressed Contest!  LIVE 1940s commercials with the Kelly Van Oosbree Theater Group!


9:45pm – 10pm 

End of war announcement, confetti drop, and group conga line with the Hot Tomatoes!



The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

      • 10-10:30 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Hot Tomatoes
      • 10:30-11:15 pm Frank Sinatra performs with the Hot Tomatoes
      • 11:15-11:30 pm Set Break, Swing dance DJ.
      • 11:30-11:50 Dandy Wellington performs with the Hot Tomatoes

Casablanca’s Rick’s Cafe Stage

Roulette Table 6-11 pm
(Winners announced on email list following the event)

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Swing Dance Lessons with CM Dance!


5:15 pm – 8:15 pm

  The Queen City Jazz Band


6:30 – 6:45 pm 

 Swing Dance Performances with CM Dance, Boulder Swing Dance and Swing Nights Denver!


8:15-9:15 pm

Swing Dance Lessons with Swing Nights Denver!


9:15 – 11pm

Jeremy Mohney Swing Band



South Seas Club  (on Victory Street)


6 – 7 pm

Mr. Tim the Vintage Crooner South Seas Show!


7 – 7:30 pm

Professor Phelyx


7:30 – 8pm 

“Planes of WWII” Air Display!


8 – 8:30 pm

Live Polynesian Band!


8:30 – 9:30 pm

The Kalama Polynesian Dancers Tour of the Islands Finale Show with the 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