Swing Fever returns to Kutztown Park

Swing Fever performs during the 15th annual World War II Swing Dance held at the Sunnybrook Ballroom recently. Photo by John Strickler/The Mercury

This Saturday evening, June 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. the Kutztown Park Bandshell will welcome the return of the renowned swing band Swing Fever, appearing on stage at the Kutztown Park Bandshell as part of this year’s Borough of Kutztown’s 2014 Concert Series in the Park.

Swing Fever is a locally organized swing band that has kept the big band sounds alive since 1983, as they entertain audiences in the tradition of the “big band” era. The band performs at various events and in concert throughout Pennsylvania and along the east coast, including the main band at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Commemorative Weekend in Reading, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, and throughout community activities and functions across southeastern PA.

Swing Fever has been performing for several years in our Concert Series and always packs the bandshell with their repertoire synonymous with the war years of the 1940s, when the sounds of Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and many more artists and bands who all became household names, hit the airwaves for soldiers over seas.

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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 with Swing Fever.

The concert is free to the public and is part of the Borough of Kutztown “2014 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 generous support of the following co-sponsors. Major Sponsor: Kutztown Lions Club and East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. Gold Sponsors: Optimist Club of Kutztown, Kutztown Grange, and Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc., The Windsor Press, Inc., Barley Snyder, East Penn Podiatry Associates-Dr. Michael Stevens, Great Valley Consultants, and Kutztown Tavern Bronze Sponsor: Kutztown Bottling Works, Duffers Beverages, Fulton Mortgage Company, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Huguenot Lodge No. 377 F.& A.M., Kutztown Community Partnership, Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant’, and National Penn Bank Patron Sponsor: Kutztown Lioness Club, First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Kutztown NAPA, Monaghan Realtors, and Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic.