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August Big Band Scene

Twin Cities
Andrew Walesch Big Band © Andrea Canter
Andrew Walesch Big Band © Andrea Canter

Summer Concerts In The Parks

Como Dockside Pavilion, St Paul – 7 PM

  • Tues, 8/02 – Roseville Big Band
  • Thurs, 8/25 – Red Rock Swing Band

Centennial Lakes Amphitheater, Edina – 7 PM

  • Wed, 8/17 – Moonlight Serenaders Big Band
  • Mon, 8/29 – Zuhrah Flames Big Band

Lake Harriet Bandshell, Mpls – 7:30 PM

  • Mon, 8/08 – Brio Brass Band
  • Tues, 8/16 – Tim Patrick & his Blue Eyes Band

Other Parks

  • Thurs, 8/04 – Bend in the River Big Band, Central Park,  Fairbault – 7 PM
  • Thurs, 8/04 – Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, Lakefront Park, Hudson WI – 7 PM
  • Sun, 8/07 – Bend in the River Big Band, Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen – 1 PM
  • Tues, 8/09- Tim Patrick Blue Eyes Band, MN History Center Patio, St Paul – 6:30 PM
  • Tues, 8/09 – Brio Brass Band, Normandale Lake Bandshell, Bloomington – 7 PM
  • Wed, 8/10- Andrew Walesch Big Band, Eagan Marketfest, Central Park, Eagan – 4-8 PM
  • Sun, 8/14 – Saints of Swing Big Band, St Joseph Church Big Tent, Lino Lakes — Noon
  • Wed, 8/17 – Capri Big Band, Minehaha Falls Bandshell, Mpls – 7 PM
  • Thurs, 8/18 – Saints of Swing Big Band, Golden Lake Park, Circle Pines – 7 PM
  • Thurs, 8/18 – Moonlight Serenaders, Fillebrown House, White Bear Lake – 6:15 PM
  • Mon, 8/22 – Brooklyn Big Band, Brooklyn Center Amphitheater – 7:30 PM
  • Tues, 8/23-Bend in the River Big Band, Minnetonka Amphitheater, Minnetonka–7 PM
  • Wed, 8/24 – LaValle Jazz Cats Little Big Band, Eagan Marketfest, Central Park, Eagan – 4-8 PM
  • Thurs, 8/25 – Classic Big Band & the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet, Yost Park, 1856 Florence St, White Bear Lake – 6:30 PM
  • Sat, 8/27–Red Rock Swing Band, DNR Stage, MN State Fair (dancing)–11AM – 9 PM
  • Tues, 8/30 – Explosion Big Band, AFL-CIO Pavilion, MN State Fair – 5 PM

Concerts

  • Fri, 8/26 –Classic Big Band & the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI – 7:30 PM

Gigs

Acme Jazz Company with vocalist Arne Fogel

  • Mon, 8/01 – Crooners Lounge, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley – 7-10 PM

Beasley’s Big Band

  • Tues, 8/02 – O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, 164 N. Snelling Ave, St Paul – 7:30 PM

Big Band Tuesday Jazz Central, 407 Central Ave, SE Mpls – 8:30 PM

  • 8/02 – Bill Simenson Orchestra
  • 8/09 – Cedar Avenue Big Band
  • 8/16 – Explosion Big Band
  • 8/23 – Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • 8/30 – Aaron Hendenstrom Big Band

Minnesota Music Café – 499 Payne Ave, St Paul – 7 PM (Dance Floor)

  • Tues, 8/09 – Nova Jazz Orchestra
  • Tues, 8/16 – River City Jazz Orchestra
  • Tues, 8/23 – Dirty Shorts Brass Band

Dances

Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle © Andrea Canter
Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle © Andrea Canter

Wabasha Street Caves, 215 Wabasha Street, St Paul – 7 PM every Thursday

  • 8/04 – Moonlight Serenaders Big Band
  • 8/11 – Minnesota Jazz Orchestra
  • 8/18 – Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle – Swing Dance
  • 8/25 – Swingbeat Big Band

Classic Big Band & the Nostalgics Vocal Quartet – Swing to the Real Thing

  • Fri, 8/12 – Bloomington KC Hall, 1114 American Blvd, Bloomington – 8 PM

Steam Heat Swing Band

  • Sat, 8/13 – Dan Patch American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave, Savage – 7 PM

Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle – Ballroom Dance

  • Sun, 8/14 & 8/28 – Cinema Ballroom, 1560 St. Clair Ave. St Paul – 7 PM

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Big Band Scene

Listen to Big Band Scene on KBEM / Jazz 88.5 FM featuring Big Bands of Today from Across the World! (& LOCAL Big Bands) Monday at 7 PM & Sunday at 10 PM, and On-Demand at jazz88fm.com.

  • Mon 8/01 & Sun 8/07 – 2016 JEN Conference Big Bands Repeat
  • Mon 8/08 & Sun 8/14 – 2015 Big Band Grammy Nominees & Winners Repeat
  • Mon 8/15 & Sun 8/21 – US Army Jazz Ambassadors
  • Mon 8/22 & Sun 8/28 – Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass (from Canada)
  • Mon 8/29 & Sun 9/04 – Big Bands from England