Nov 9

USO Night with Bria Skonberg’s Hot Five

Category: dances

Friday, November 9th we will salute Veteran’s Day and we’d like to say a big Thank You to our Vets (and active service men and women) by throwing a special USO-style swing dance, like they did back during WWII. Though we have no political agenda here at BSC, it seems appropriate to show our respect to those who serve and protect so the rest of us can keep on swingin!

The USO is a private organization that has provided morale and recreational services since 1941. Their first priority has always been supporting America’s troops. USO centers and clubs opened around the world as a “Home Away from Home” for GI’s, and was a place to go for dances and social events.

Bria Skonberg brings her amazing Hot Five back to Boston Swing Central. And after the last several times, we can safely say, this is a band that you never want to miss. Bria is a rising star and a great band leader who can do it all. She can belt it out with the best of ’em, as she notes: “i’m an old jazz man trapped in the body of young woman.”

Bria has spent a lot of time playing with Baby Soda, Glenn Cryzter’s Syncopators, and the Louis Armstrong Centennial Band. An accomplished trumpet player, she’s also an excellent singer, and a A-One band leader…we’re so glad she can assemble this kind of talent and bring her Hot Five back to BSC!

Check out her jaunty and jubilant playing in this video:

Servicemen and women who show up in their Dress Uniforms get in for FREE!
Veterans of WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Desert Storm, Iraq & Afghanistan get in for FREE!
All other veterans and active military (as well as police and fire) personnel get in for $5 off!

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:30am
General Admission: $15
Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop
24 Roland Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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