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Entertainment

Throughout the night…

Visit the Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit: Rise Above, Red Tail!

Visit VICTORY STREET: Spectacular sets, historic exhibits, multimedia displays + International foods!

Visit + learn + play our interactive scavenger hunt!

Visit the BBC Radio WWII broadcasting center; try your hand at vintage radio presenting!

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 Veteran Outpost: Meet our WWII veterans in attendance.

Join Elizabeth Fox who tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war.

Visit our secret briefing tent! Eisenhower and Churchill begin briefing at 6:05. Find the code word to enter!

Find a Cigarette girl to get some rations!

See vintage crooner, Mr. Tim’s pop-up performances on Victory Street!

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

Tune into the WWII era Radio broadcast with Tiki Brian!

Climb aboard the TBM Avenger and see what the inside of this majestic piece of history looks like!

Stop by the 10th Mountain Division Historical Display.

Main Stage

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

4:00 – 6pm

Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Swing Band

5 – 5:15pm (set break)

WWII Veterans in attendance tribute and 1940s Polynesian Fashion Show

 

6 – 6:20pm (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 some jokes and the Satin Dollz perform!

6:20pm – 9:20pm

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

7:00 pm: The Satin Dollz perform with the Glenn Miller Orchestra!

 

7:30 – 7:50pm (set break)

“Planes of WWII” air display, Paratrooper Jump and Victory Parade!

 

9:20pm – 9:35pm (Band changeover)

Best Dressed Contest

Hosted by Dandy Wellington, Dan Daru and The Satin Dollz

 

9:35pm-12:35am

The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

      • 9:35-10:20 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Hot Tomatoes
      • 10:20 pm End of war confetti drop, and group conga line
      • 10:30-11:00 pm Frank Sinatra perform with the Hot Tomatoes
      • 11:00-11:20 pm Dandy Wellington with the Hot Tomatoes
      • Set Break 11:20-11:35 pm Swing dance DJ.

Rick’s Cafe Stage

Hosted by Professor Phelyx!

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

4:15 – 5:15pm

Swing Dance lessons with Boulder Swing Dance!

 

5:15pm – 7:15 pm

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

 

6:15-6:30pm

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!

7:15-7:45pm

Band changeover/Swing dance lessons with CM Dance

 

7:45 – 10:45pm

The Queen City Jazz Band

 

8:45 – 9:15pm

Set break swing dance lessons with Swing Nights Denver and swing dance performances with Boulder Swing Dance, Swing Nights Denver and CM Dance!

 

10:45 – 11pm

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

 

11 – 12:30am

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