Ben Mauger’s Dixieland Band” performs concert at Kutztown Park

Ben Mauger’s Dixieland Orchestra performs at Kutztown Park on July 8.

This Saturday evening, July 8, the Borough of Kutztown will welcome back to the Park bandshell stage the sounds of Ben Mauger’s Roaring 20’S Dixieland Orchestra. They will be performing from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Borough of Kutztown’s 2017 Concert Series in the Park.

The band has quickly become a crowd favorite in the Concert Series and will bring the uplifting sounds of that Dixieland era. The group, under the direction of Ben Mauger, is a 10 piece Dixieland Orchestra that plays the hot Dixieland jazz and dance music of the 1920s and ‘30s era, and the Swing New York City style revival Jazz made famous in the ‘50s and ‘60s. This Dixieland jazz music of that era was made famous by many bands and soloists throughout jazz clubs across America. They will delight the audience with the upbeat hot music such as “The Charleston”, “Varsity Drag”, “I’ll see You In My Dreams”, “Happy Feet”, “Doin’ the Uptown Lowdown”, and many more. They will also perform many of the most popular Dixieland songs like with that recognizable Dixieland sound and beat. Such songs as “Basin Street Blues”, “Sweet Georgia Brown”, ”Darktown Strutter’s Ball”, are all among their repertoire.

The band, under the direction of Ben Mauger, who also plays lead Cornet, has been leading Dixieland Jazz bands and has performed all over the east coast for over 30 years. The band members hail from various areas of Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and further. They have become very popular as they bring this style of Dixieland music to central and eastern Pennsylvania and all along the east coast. Please come and enjoy a different music style in our historic Kutztown Park Band Shell, built about the time this music was the rave. Sit back, buckle your seat belts and hold onto your hats and get ready for a great time, great music, and a trip down memory lane.

The concert is free to the public and is part of the Borough of Kutztown 2017 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: East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., the Kutztown Lions Club, and Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC. Gold Sponsors: Kutztown Grange, Optimist Club of Kutztown, and Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Barley/Snyder, DJI Insurance, Great Valley Consultants, Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc., K-Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ, Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic, SSM Group,Inc., and The Windsor Press Inc. Bronze Sponsor: Western Lehigh Landscape Services, Fulton Mortgage Company-John Schmoyer, Kutztown Community Partnership, Kutztown NAPA Auto Parts, Inc., Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., and Mamma’s Delight Pizza & Restaurant Patron Sponsors: Adam ‘n Eve Boutique, Duffers Beverages, Messersmith & Keller Family Dentistry, Lehigh Cement Co., Mayor Sandy Green, Ozgood’s Grill & Bar, Peters Bros. Meat Market, Inc., Shaynah Kinner Daycare Center, and Kevin Snyder, President of Borough Council.

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