June 16 & July 14 | Free
Great River Park & Mortensen Riverfront Plaza


Riverfront Swing Night is part of the Farmington Bank Community Concert Mini Series featuring Simply Swing

Riverfront Swing: Salute to the Big Bands
June 16, 6:30 - 8 pm, Great River Park

Under the direction of composer/arranger/drummer Joe LaRosa, the popular 10-piece swing orchestra will perform danceable favorites from the Big Band and Swing Dance era. The program will include songs made famous by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Hermann Tommy Dorsey as well as selections from the group’s recently released Simply Swing LIVE! CD. Simply Swing’s cadre of musicians includes veterans with more than 100 years of combined service in military bands.

Riverfront Swing Night: Simply Swing Celebrates America
July 14, 7 - 8:45 pm, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Join Simply Swing before the fireworks! They'll perform Big Band favorites from the World War II era such as American Patrol, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bugle Call Rag, St. Louis Blues, I'll Be Seeing You as well as swing arrangements of It’s A Grand Old Flag, The Battle Hymn of The Republic, Yankee Doodle Dandy, as well as the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.