September 15 - 17, 2017
Canadian Big Band Celebration - Saugeen Shores Ontario Canada

The Big Event

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Big Event Afternoon Show - UNIFOR (CAW)

Main Assembly Hall   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    $15


Celebrating the beautiful dance pavilions that graced the shores of the Great Lakes 1930 -1980 is what the BIG EVENT is all about!

Participants will have a dance pavilion experience, listening and dancing to some of the most cherished popular music performed in the Great Lakes dance pavilions. 

The afternoon show launches the 50s-80s dance repertoire performed by THE LULU'S BAND (photo) accompanied by the MEN IN BLACK Brass, with guest appearance by ELVIS (Peter Irwin). Dance to the songs of Bill Haley, Elvis, Del Shannon, Smoky Robinson, Chicago, James Brown, The Beach Boys and of course, The Beatles!



Saturday Big Event Evening Show - UNIFOR (CAW)

Main Assembly Hall   7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.    $30


With sultry voices and wonderful rapport with the audience and band, Rebecca Binnendyk and Ethan Salmon return as featured guests of the Canadian Big Band

The CANADIAN BIG BAND is a professional Big Band whose membership includes many of Canada's top big band and jazz musicians. The band performs the greatest of the Big Band Era repertoire, combining both traditional and more contemporary dance arrangements of the Great American and Great Canadian Song Books by some of the finest arrangers in Canada and the US.

Rebecca Binnendyk

Ethan Salmon


Click here to read about the Canadian Big Band. 



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