As you may know, tickets are now on sale for our latest fundraising effort for the season "When Swing was King" a show featuring music of the Big Band era. This is going be a fun evening with great music and food for all to share.
If you've never experienced the sheer melodic power of a twenty piece swing band loaded with brass and reeds your in for a treat that you will remember for years to come. Perhaps a once in a lifetime experience for some.
I always thought that the swing era had to have been one of the greatest times to have been a musician just given the huge sound, complex musical arrangements with virtuosa soloist and the sheer volume of the venues with all the dancing with the dark backdrop of World War II through most of the era
I try hard to bring you all a diversity of music ranging from bluegrass to jazz every summer and serve it to you in a welcoming, hospitable environment loaded with musical vibe for all taste. I must say, I have even surprised myself with this project. What's next, the Cleveland Orchestra? I wanted to thank Larry Homolak and the gang from the Akron Big Band for making this show possible.
Chef Tim is preparing a feast that will cover all culinary desires ranging from fish to stir-fry typically and your dinner is included with your ticket purchase. You may have noticed that I have limited the ticket sales for this event to 125. We are going to be losing nearly a third of the floor space in the Barn as we clear off and polish up the dance floor for the first time since it was built. Besides clearing the dance floor we have to relocate almost all of the organs and Leslie Speakers on-stage to offsite to make room for the band and a drum riser. The band itself has twenty some members and they will be joined by their significant others as well as having a staff of nearly twenty people here to make the show happen. The place is going be packed for the show. By the way, The Band will be recording a "Live at Mike's Barn" type Album in the process.
I ask you all to buy your tickets as soon as possible, reserve a sponsorship table if you can and help support the Barn's fourteenth season. It's turning into a real humdinger so far and it would be great to keep it going till the snow flies.