2019 Theme: A Salute to the USO Stars and Allies of D-Day on the 75th Anniversary!

Schedule

1940s Ball Main Stage Hosted by Bob Hope!

Visit our Entertainment Page for Full Descriptions of the Artists HERE

 


4pm

  • Flatirons Jazz Orchestra (4-5pm)

  •         5 Nation Promenade showcasing: spectacular sets, historic exhibits, multimedia displays + national foods!  US, England, Canada, France +          Poland — experience the countries that contributed to Allied D-Day Victory!
  •         Grab a passport at the info booth, visit + learn about the D-Day allied counties + play our interactive scavenger hunt!
  •         Stop by the 1940’s and 50’s car show, visit the WWII planes, and wander through the military base camp displays
  •                    Check out our 1940s Drive-In Movie Theatre featuring authentic classic cars + concessions!
  •          Join us on the Homefront for a peek into craft-making techniques during WWII.  Take your own creation home with you!
  •          Visit our WWII Veteran Outpost: Remember and Honor will be interviewing WWII veterans and meet Lisa Reinicke – Author of Football               Flyboy, First Lt. Bill Cannon Piloting More Than His Own Aircraft (in WWII).
  •          Visit our hidden briefing tent!  Eisenhower and Churchill begin briefing in the tent at 6:05. But first you must find the code word!
  •           (*hint: check your program!)
  •          Dance Hosting with 23 Skidoo/Swing Nights Denver (get a dance partner here until 10pm)
  •          Cigarette girls hand out rations
  •                     Carmen Miranda, Lucille Ball, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable… Meet the stars of the 1940s!
  •           WWII era Radio broadcast with Tiki Brian
  •                     WWII Veteran thanks and color guard (5pm)

 


5:15 – 5:40pm

  • Queen Elizabeth’s 66th Coronation Anniversary Tribute

  •                   Featuring a formation aerial display with the Commemorative Air Force Rocky Mountain Wing  TBM Avenger (same TBM flown in her                                original coronation review in 1953) and toast headed by Colorado Canadian Consul General, Stéphane Lessard!  A young queen re-enactor                    will also be in attendance.
  •                   Climb aboard the TBM Avenger after it lands!

 


5:40 – 6pm

  • WWII Aircraft flyover and convoy arrival with the stars!

  •                  See Eisenhower, Churchill, Bob Hope and the Andrews Sisters (The Satin Dollz) land in a WWII plane while we get out the red carpet for                         their arrival into the event! Check out all of our planes HERE.   Bob Hope tells a few jokes and the Satin Dollz perform.

 


6pm – 9pm

  • The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

  •                    7:00 pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Glenn Miller Orchestra!
  •                   (Set break 7:30-8) “Planes of  WWII” air display!
  •                   9:00pm End of war confetti drop, and group conga line

 


9:15pm – 9:30pm

  • Authentic Attire Contest

  •                       Hosted by Raquel Villanueva and Brook Way of Daily Blast Live!

 


9:30-12:30 am

  • The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra

  •                      9:30-10:15pm Frank Sinatra performs with the Hot Tomatoes
  •                     10:15 -11pm The Satin Dollz perform with the Hot Tomatoes
  •                      (Set Break 11pm) Swing dance performances with Boulder Swing Dance and Swing Nights Denver

 

Rick’s Cafe Americain

hosted by Professor Phelyx

Roulette Table 6-11 (Winners announced on email list and Facebook the week following the event)

4:30pm

  •                    5:30-5:45pm Swing Dance Contest with Swing Nights Denver
  •                    5:45-6 Authentic Moroccan 1940’s Belly Dancers (Tribal Misfits)

6 – 8:30pm

  • Pete Jacob’s Wartime Radio Revue

  •                       7-7:30pm Set break: Swing dance performances by Boulder Swing Dance, Swing Nights Denver, The Mercury Retros & Pearl Street Jive!

8:30 – 9pm

  • The Beverly Belles


9 – 11pm

  • Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Swing Dance Band


11:15 – 12:30am

  • Jeremy Mohney Swing Band

 
“Don’t be afraid to get your boogie woogie on at this popular appreciation of the patriotism,
energy and upbeat grooves that earned this special time in history the title of the Greatest Generation.”
“Don your classiest dancing duds and join in this celebration of the style,
culture, music and spirit of the Swing Era.” – Josie Klemaier/Weekly Plus