Now in its 14th year, Summertime Swing started life as a small, intimate gathering with The Jive Aces band just inviting friends and local dancers. Now it’s grown into a huge event, and last year over 1,600 people attended and the raised £20,000 for various charities, which is great achievement!
Over the years, many international artists have joined The Jive Aces on stage including Keely Smith, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Chas McDevitt, Vince Eager, Craig Douglas, Gunhild Carling, Ray Gelato, Si Cranstoun, Mike Sanchez, Cassidy Janson and many other top performers.
This year they will be joined by rock ’n’ roll legend Bill Haley’s daughter Gina Hayley, who is a formidable rhythm & blues singer in her own right; Canada’s top jazz and vintage songstress, Alex Pangman; vintage pinup singers, dancers and tappers The Satin Dollz; Kent based duo The Duettes, and up and coming rock ’n’ roll guitarist from France, Lucky Will. A great line-up for an afternoon of music, dancing and fun.
There’s a huge dance floor so you can bop until you drop with jive and swing DJs spinning the wax – there’s a BBQ, gorgeous classic cars on display, and vintage stalls selling a whole range of delights.
Tickets are available from their website or call 07947 156318 for more information. Concessions and group discounts are also available.