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“Hawaiian War Chant” – Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians

The Royal Virginians Big Band went on the CBS News Channel 6 program “Virginia This Morning” to promote the Big Band Weekend.  Click the picture below to watch the performance.

The Royal Virginians On CBS 6
The Royal Virginians appear on the CBS 6 Program “Virginia This Morning”.

The 2nd Annual 2019 Floyd G. Henderson Big Band Weekend will be taking place on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th in the beautiful “air-conditioned” GRAND BALLROOM of the ACCA Shrine Center (1712 Bellevue Avenue, 23227) in Richmond’s historic Northside.  The ballroom is the largest of its kind in Central Virginia and features a 40′ x 72′ hardwood dance floor.

The ACCA Grand Ballroom Dance Floor.
The ACCA Grand Ballroom 40′ x 72′ Dance Floor.

Denny  Farrell, host of the syndicated radio program “The Original Big Band Showcase,” will be our MC for both evenings of nostalgia as we relive the great sounds of the Big Band Era.  Denny is a Big Band Hall Of Fame inductee and is a winner of the National Ballroom And Entertainment Association’s award for his outstanding radio program “The Original Big Band Showcase.” Denny has been broadcasting his syndicated radio program from the Chicago area to the world since the early 1970’s and is celebrating over 45 years as a Big Band radio DJ. Throughout his long and extensive career he has worked with such notable names as Frank Sinatra, Guy Lombardo, Count Basie, Sammy Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Harry James, The Glenn Miller Orchestra with Larry O’Brien, and many others. Denny’s distinctive radio voice is a fixture around the world for those who love the Big Band sound.

Denny Farrell
Denny Farrell

Glen Boswick And The Sound Of Swing will be performing for your dancing pleasure on Friday, June 14th, 2019 – 8 PM.

Joe Enroughty And His Royal Virginians will be performing for your dancing pleasure on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 – 8 PM.

Dinner will be served both evenings beginning at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM) and tickets are on sale now.  Iced Tea, Ice Water, and Coffee will be available to all at no charge.  Gwendolyn Glenn will be teaching a FREE dance lesson beginning at 7:30 PM each night.  Dance contests will be held each night.

Student Discount

Student discounts are available for ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES ONLY.  Please make sure you have a valid student ID with you when you arrive to check in.

Looking for a ride to the Big Band Weekend or a place to stay once you’re in RVA?  Check out our accommodations page and our ride and room sharing Facebook group here.

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