October can be a time of transition. Days may be cloudy or sunny. You may be, as the song says, “we’re in or we’re out of the money. But I’m with you always/I’m with you rain or shine.” At the Lincoln City Cultural Center, our love for Big Band Music is high as a mountain and deep as a river – and you’ll hear favorites just like that one, at the next Big Band Dance on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The whole community is invited to attend this Saturday night gathering, with three sets of Big Band classics played by the Lincoln Pops Orchestra, a 25-piece band that really knows how to swing (and samba, foxtrot and polka, too). Come to dance or just sit and listen – the fun starts at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30.
Advance tickets are just $14 general, $12 for seniors (age 60 plus) and $7 for youth (18 and under). LCCC members get $2 off. Northwest beer and wine will be sold separately. To purchase, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org (click “Buy Tickets”), call 541-994-9994, or drop by the LCCC Info Center, open 9 am to 5 pm Thursday through Monday.
The Lincoln Pops Orchestra, also known as the Lincoln Pops Big Band, has been performing in Lincoln County for more than 30 years, evolving into one of the finest big bands in Oregon. A nonprofit organization, the Lincoln Pops is dedicated to preserving and passing along the heritage of the big band era. They’re inspired by Harry James, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many more.
The band has a regular gig on the third Thursday of each month at Gleneden Beach Community Hall. To follow the Pops, become a friend on Facebook.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is located within the historic Delake School, 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. For tickets and further information, drop by the center (open 9 am to 5 pm Thursday-Monday), call 541-994-9994, or check out the website, lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.