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Where can you see Blue Moon Big Band (the full 19-piece swing orchestra) and Li'l Bit of Blue (our jazz and swing small ensemble) perform?
Check out our schedule of events below!
* Please note that, with respect to our clients' privacy, we do not publish the details of private engagements if so requested.

Events Key:
Dance event  Private engagement Concert event Winery event Dance instruction Recording session Holiday event
Dance event Private event Concert event Winery event Dance instruction Recording session Holiday event

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Check out our upcoming open-to-the-public events calendar. Out of respect for our clients, private engagement details are not listed on this page.

April
Dance event
  18 Saturday:
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
315 N. Constitution Avenue
New Freedom, PA

Advance Tickets: $50.00
VIP Tables of 8: $500.00

For more information, contact Michelle Manfredi at 717.235.3525 x213 or visit
stjohnthebaptistfundraiser.com.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

This Bootlegger's Ball is going to be so hip!

Bootleggers' BallJoin us for a Speakeasy Fundraiser & Silent Auction to benefit St. John the Baptist Catholic School. Classic cocktails or BYOB, hors d'ouerves, dinner, silent and live auctions, gaming tables, and swingin' music from Blue Moon Big Band. Catering by Tasteful Occasions.

Come as a flapper, a dapper gent, a silent screen star, or just come as you are!

Click here to get the full event flyer.
       
May
Private engagement
  30 Saturday:
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Westminster, MD
Blue Moon Big Band.
Private engagement.
       
 June
Dance instructionDance event
Winery event
  28 Sunday:
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Naylor Wine Cellars
4069 Vineyard Road
Stewartstown, PA

THIS IS A SPECIAL BENEFIT FUND RAISING EVENT IN HONOR OF OUR DEAR FRIEND AND MUSICIAN, MARTY KNEPP, WHO PLAYED WITH BLUE MOON BIG BAND FROM 2000-2015.

Marty Knepp, 1963-2015

$15.00 General Admission.
$7.50 Ages 5-15.
Under 5 free.

Gates open at 11:30 AM.
Rain or shine.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

Spend the afternoon with us at Naylor Wine Cellars as we pay tribute to long-time Blue Moon Big Band drummer Marty Knepp, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on April 30. Marty left wife Sandy and three children behind, and we are raising money to help them with the challenge of upcoming expenses.

Our very good friends at Naylor Wine Cellars have very generously given us use of their venue at absolutely no charge, which means that 100% of gate sales will go directly to Sandy and her family. Blue Moon Big Band and Marty Knepp Trio CDs will be available for purchase, with sales also going to the Knepp family. Help us fill the covered pavilion, outdoor seating areas, and dance floor (Marty loved seeing the dancers respond to his playing!).

Bring a picnic lunch, but no outside alcohol. Wine will be available for purchase.

The York Social Dance Studio will be providing a 45 minute beginner dance lesson starting at 1:00 PM, and then the band will play for three sets of big band, swing, foxtrots, ballads, Lindy Hop, and Latin favorites. Invite everyone you know! We certainly hope to see many of our advanced dancer friends who have enjoyed Marty's playing over the years, so please don't disappoint us!

JUST ADDED: During the event, we will be raffling off a Basket of Groove! Currently, its value is over $900... and growing every day. Tickets will be only $10 each or 3 for $25. Available only at the event. Drawing will take place during the band's last set.

90.9 FM WDCB Chicago
WDCB Radio tribute 

Attire: Casual.

For those unable to attend the event but wish to make a donation to what we are calling "The Marty Knepp Peace and Groove Memorial Project" fund, please visit our
GoFundMe page (even if you are going to the dance, you can still contribute). All money raised will go direclty to Sandy Knepp and her family.



Attention musicians: If you sat-in with Blue Moon Big Band at any time during the "Marty Knepp era" (2000-2015), you are invited to bring your instrument and join us on stage for a song or two. This celebration is all about how the incredible artist we all remember as Marty Knepp touched so many lives, and we would like you to share in the event with us. Just please contact us directly so we know to expect you. $15 regular admission prices will apply for guest musicians.
       
July
Dance eventWinery event
  11 Saturday:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Naylor Wine Cellars
4069 Vineyard Road
Stewartstown, PA

$15 General Admission.
$7.50 Ages 5-15.
Under 5 free.

Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Rain or shine.

Table Reservations available:
Caberet (seats 2): $2.
Large (seats 6): $4.

Order tickets online at naylorwine.com/buytix.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

Wow! Our 14th consecutive summer on the Summer Sounds line-up at Naylor Wine Cellars. This beautiful vineyard in York County, PA offers everything for a great night of big band music and swing dancing. Enjoy dancing on the covered dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment by Blue Moon Big Band.

This is the venue where we recorded our live 2-CD set, "Caught in the Act: Live at Naylor Wine Cellars," to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2008. We'll have that recording plus other CDs available as well.

Get ready for an evening of music from the Great American Swing Era. All swing, all night long! Don't miss it.
       
July
Dance eventWinery event
  25 Saturday:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Nissley Vineyards
140 Vintage Drive
Bainbridge, PA

$15 General Admission.
No one under the age of 21 admitted.

Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Rain or shine.

Food and Nissley wines available at the event. No outside alcohol permitted.

Call 717.426.3514 for ticket information or other inquiries regarding this event, or visit the winery online at nissleywine.com.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

Here we go again! Join us as we perform for the 6th consecutive summer at Nissley Vineyards as part of their Music in the Vineyards series. As in past years, this will be the vineyard's only big band and swing dance event in the summer line-up, so don't miss your opportunity to swing out the evening with Blue Moon Big Band!

This wonderful winery boasts a spacious lawn with three separate dance floors for a night of dancing or just to sit back and enjoy an evening under the stars. Visit the winery's web page and check out all the pertinent information under the Events section.

This will be our only performance at Nissley Vineyards this summer, so mark your calendars now!
         
August
Dance eventWinery event
  1 Saturday:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Naylor Wine Cellars
4069 Vineyard Road
Stewartstown, PA

$15 General Admission.
$7.50 Ages 5-15.
Under 5 free.

Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Rain or shine.

Table Reservations available:
Caberet (seats 2): $2.
Large (seats 6): $4.

Order tickets online at naylorwine.com/buytix.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

We're back! And this time we're celebrating a Blue Moon. That's right, July 31 is a Blue Moon - the modern day definition of when there are 2 full moons in the same month. A full moon occurs roughly every 29.5 days, so it is a rare occasion when 2 full moons appear in the sky in one month.

So come out to Naylor Wine Cellars and join us as we enjoy a weekend of something very rare. Just like that old English ideomatic expression, "Once in a Blue Moon," this will be an event you won't want to miss!
       
August
Dance instructionDance event
  15 Saturday:
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
- 8-9 Drop-in beginner dance lesson
- 9-12 Blue Moon Big Band

The Spanish Ballroom
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

Admission:
$18 ages 18+.
$12 ages 11-17.
$10 children 10 and under.

Beginner swing lesson from 8-9 PM followed by 3 hours of dancing!

Carpooling is always recommeded for dances at Glen Echo Park.

Questions? Email Debra@gottaswing.com.
Blue Moon Big Band.
Open-to-the-public engagement.

Spirit of '45Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!

We are teaming up with our good friends at GottaSwing DC to celebrate the Spirit of '45.

Join us at the beautiful Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo Park as we swing the night away in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VJ Day. Let us get you "In the Mood" with a night of chart-topping dance selections from the WWII era.

Glenn Miller... Benny Goodman... Tommy Dorsey... Duke Ellington... Harry James... Charlie Barnett... Woody Herman... vocalists Vera Lynn, Kitty Kallen, June Hutton, The Andrews Sisters... the list goes on and on!

GottaSwingJust a beginner dancer? No problem! Come early for a drop-in beginner lesson from 8-9 PM. Special dance performances by dozens of GottaSwing intermediate students during the event will help you want to get on the dance floor and show off your steps!

This will be an evening of traditional, authentic big band and swing music. Don't miss it!
       

We are constantly adding new dates to our calendar, so be sure to visit this page regularly for more "open to the public" engagements for Blue Moon Big Band and Li'l Bit of Blue. If you would like to contact us for your next engagement, visit the Hire Us page to send us a no-obligation inquiry.

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