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The Springfield Armory, Big Band

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Our annual Big Band Concert is back!
Come to Springfield Armory this Saturday from 6pm-8pm for a fun night of music and dancing! Join in the tradition of Armory employees who enjoyed a show by the Benny Goodman Orchestra during World War II. Registration is not required! Just bring a chair and your best dancing shoes! Hope to see you there!

On Saturday, at 6pm, Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra will perform for the annual big band concert. Led by Jeff Gavioli, Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra is a 19-piece orchestra that has been performing since 2012, playing swing music from the 1930s and 1940s.

Annual Big Band Concert

In honor of the historic 1943 Benny Goodman Armory show. In 1943 Benny Goodman and his band came to the Armory as part of his nationwide Twilight Tours. Goodman made a point to play to war workers like those at Springfield Armory as a thank you for their dedication and patriotism. The Armory workers were essential in the manufacturing of firearms for the military during WWII.

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Benny Goodman playing clarinet with band pictured behind him.


July 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01105
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(413) 734-8551
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