Carlsbad Things to Do - Attend the Oceanside Big Band Bash at the Beach

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Anyone who likes big band and swing music in the area likely knows about the Oceanside Big Band Bash at the Beach, especially with this year being the 11th annual concert. If you live in Carlsbad, this is an easy event to get to and, per past reports, very much worthwhile.

This event was held today in the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, with an admission price of only $5 which, in addition to music, got you a hot dot, chips, fruit and soda. Now where else in this day and age can you get a deal like that?

 This annual event attracts folks from all around, and while immensely popular with those who grew up in the big band era, has become increasingly popular in the last year or two with the younger crowd who enjoy swing dancing perhaps as much as the generation or two further removed.

This year's concert lasting 7 hours featured the same 3 bands as last year, performing continuously on 2 stages

It's important to note that THESE groups are local, and favorites of the crowd. The cool thing about this event attended by several thousand is that it benefits a number of local human services and non-profit organizations, such as Pop Warner, Kiwanis, Boys and Girls clubs and senior citizens centers. (photo courtesy of jazzportraits on Flickr).

BTW Gigmasters is a cool site- check here for big bands in the San Diego area (and for groups that will travel here) to arrange a show.

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Carole Cohen
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My burning question is, did you dance? :-)  Sounds like perfect music for a Saturday. I've been happy to hear that swing dancing is so popular; here too. I of course can't dance (seen Elaine try on Seinfeld? LOL) but I love the music!

Sep 29, 2007 11:33 AM #1
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Michele Connors
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 $5 bucks, what a deal ! Sounds like alot of fun ...but now I cant stop thinking about what Carole said, I saw that episode ! Too funny!

Sep 29, 2007 11:51 AM #2
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Carole Cohen
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LOL hi Michele! I can sing though does that count? :-)
Sep 29, 2007 11:55 AM #3
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Nope, not a dancer. It makes people laugh!

Jeff

Sep 30, 2007 03:05 PM #4
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Michele - yep, a pretty good price in this day and age. I don;t know the Seinfeld episode so I can't appreciate the humor...but I can imagine. :)

Jeff

Sep 30, 2007 03:07 PM #5
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So, Carole, when do we see the video of you singing?!

Jeff

Sep 30, 2007 03:07 PM #6
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Carole Cohen
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lol I have some old taperecorder tape from a group I was in. But no, I'm not going to be doing a video anytime soon LOL Good to see you, Jeff!
Sep 30, 2007 03:14 PM #7
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Carole - Well I guess I will just have to use my VIVID imagination, right?

Jeff

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