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The Big Base Party
19 April, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 20 April, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Third Stop: Put On Your Dancing Shoes Get ready for a swingin’ good time at The Big Base Party for a night of music and dance that will have you ‘cutting a rug’ all night long to tunes inspired from the WWII era. If the sound of big band swing, jazz and blues isn’t already buzzing in your ears, it soon will be. Held at Charleville’s WWII Secret Base airplane hangar, the outdoor concert under the stars will transport you back in time. Opening with a spot of vintage glam, inspired by the 1940s girl groups reminiscent of the Andrew’s Sisters and the Sapphires, let the The Pacific Belles’ big band melodies take you back to dance hall hey-days! Then headliners, C.W. Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra, step up the mood further, bringing their melting pot of all your favourite vintage music genres including pre-war blues to New Orleans jazz, jug band music to calypso. To get in the mood, come along to a dance workshop with Swing On In at Charleville Town Hall before the show and learn some simple moves so you can hit the dance floor with the team from Everybody NOW! and local dancing legends. No dancing experience needed – this experience is for all ages and abilities warming up the floor for a great night of entertainment ahead.