Swing Fever brings back swinging sounds of Big Bands to Kutztown Park

Swing Fever plays at the World War II swing dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom to a crowd of 450 at the popular dance event.
Swing Fever plays at the World War II swing dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom to a crowd of 450 at the popular dance event. Digital First Media archive photo
Swing Fever performs at the State Theatre of Boyertown.
Swing Fever performs at the State Theatre of Boyertown. Submitted archive photo

Take a trip back in time to the sounds of the Big Bands during that Swing era, as we welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever to the Kutztown Park Bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 21.

They are back by popular demand as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s 2018 Concert Series in the Park.

For the past 35 years Swing Fever has kept the swing music of the Big Band era alive and thriving in our area. The band is a locally organized swing that will entertain audiences in the tradition of the Big Band era with the music and vocals of that bygone time. The band performs at various events and in concert throughout Pennsylvania and along the east coast, including just completing their performances at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Commemorative Weekend in Reading, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, and throughout community activities and functions across southeastern Pennsylvania.

Swing Fever provides high quality musical entertainment from the Swing era of the ‘20s to 50s. They have performed for several years in our Concert Series and always pack the bandshell and delight their audiences. Music from the era from 1920-1950, including the war years of the 1940s. The bandshell will come alive with the sounds of Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and many more artists and bands who all became household names, as their songs hit the airwaves for soldiers over seas. Swing Fever will entertain with top-notch musicians, and wonderful vocals as they play various charts spanning 50 years of music from the classics of the 20s, 30s and 40s, including some more contemporary tunes. They are always a delight to watch, to listen, and to dance to at the park bandshell. You will be entertained from Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” to Artie Shaw’s “Back Bay Shuffle” and many more. Come join Swing Fever on Saturday in the historic Kutztown Park Bandshell for this free concert in our Concert Series, as they entertain the crowd. Spread the word and bring friends and family to take that “Sentimental Journey” down memory lane.

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The park concession stand Mad Dogs in the Park, located near the bandshell and managed by Chris Moyer (owner of Mad Dogs in Kutztown), will be open before the concert and during the concert intermission.

The free concert is part of the Borough of Kutztown 2018 Concert Series in the Park and will be held rain or shine in the covered Kutztown Park Bandshell.

The concert series is made possible by the Borough of Kutztown and the support of the following co-sponsors.

Major Sponsor: East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., the Kutztown Lions Club, and Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC. Gold Sponsors: Airport Diner, Fraternal Order of Eagles-#839, Giant Food Stores, Kutztown Grange, Optimist Club of Kutztown, and Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc., Hayle’s Automotive, Barley/Snyder, Great Valley Consultants, K-Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ, and The Windsor Press Inc. Bronze Sponsor: Topton Family Practice, Fleetwood Bank, Fulton Mortgage Company-John Schmoyer, Kutztown American Legion Baseball Association, Kutztown Community Partnership, Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Mad Dogs-Kutztown & Mad Dogs in the Park, Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant, Messersmith & Keller Family Dentistry, Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic, and State Farm Insurance-Steve Drasher. Patron Sponsors: Adam ‘n Eve Boutique, Duffers Beverages, Huguenot Lodge #377, Kutztown Lioness Club, Lehigh Cement Co., Mark’s Sandwich Shop, Monaghan Group of Kutztown Realtors, Ozgood’s Grill & Bar, Shaynah Kinner Daycare Center, and Kevin Snyder-President of Kutztown Borough Council.