The Dixie Dudes and Dance Band
ALTON — Join together at Jacoby Arts Center to enjoy traditional Dixieland jazz, swing and rock 'n roll music from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway.
The Dixie Dudes and Dance Band includes amateur and professional musicians who play for fun. The players include two teachers, a politician, two engineers, a pilot and two doctors, including Rusty Lucy on drums, Jerry Lavick and Kathy Bowman on key board, Dick Whorthen on trombone, Bob Crause and Yvonne Mossman on sax, Dave Miller on clarinet/sax, Linton Luetje on tuba and Doc Herzon on trumpet.
“On Friday nights, the east gallery comes alive and allows us to showcase Jacoby as a community arts center, ” said Denny Scarborough, Jacoby’s president.
Spoon Baking Company will present a black and white-themed array of gooey butter cakes, chocolate and butter cream cupcakes, almond bark and more. “Multi-Storied,” an exhibition of 20th century architectural details, is on view in the main gallery; and everything is on sale at the Artist’s Shop.
“Set aside the holiday shuffle for a while at Jacoby Arts Center. Sit, relax and enjoy the Dixie Dudes and Dance Band as they deliver dixieland, rock 'n roll, swing and country music for listening and dancing. Jacoby's provides a large stage, ample comfortable seating, reasonable drinks, and great parking,” Dixie Dudes’ Charles “Doc” Herzon said.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Food and drink are available at an additional cost.
For information, call (618) 462-5222 or visit www.jacobyartscenter.org.