Tickets are nearly sold out for an upcoming performance in Evans by a world-renowned big band.
Few tickets remain to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform March 17 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, said Augusta Amusements President and CEO Mike Deas.
Admission to the performance, starting at 7:30 p.m., costs $30.
The 18-member group, directed by Nick Hilscher, plays jazz ensembles popular in the 1930s and 1940s, commonly referred to as the Swing era.
“So many people of that generation recognize Glenn Miller,” Deas said. “(They) love that style of music, and they really appreciate the fact that we’re kind of repeating history.”
The Glenn Miller Orchestra was initially formed in 1938 by American jazz musician Glenn Miller.
In 1944, Miller’s plane was believed to have crashed while flying over the English Channel.
Miller’s family decided to honor the popular musician by reactivating the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956.
“That tradition has continued on ever since,” Deas said. “They tour around the world.”
Augusta Amusements’ started its 2012 season with “The Big Band” concert in February that brought in 200 people to the Jabez.
“Everybody that came out just raved about how wonderful it was,” Deas said.
On May 11, Nashville artist Mandy Barnett will put on a tribute concert to Pasty Cline, and two other “big band” performances are scheduled for July and December.
People who purchase tickets in advance will receive a $5 discount.
For information or to buy tickets, call Deas at (706) 726-0366 or visit www.augustaamusements.com.