The Dixie Dudes Dixieland Band from Godfrey, IL is set to take the stage tonight in the Benld Park for the second concert of the CCCC’s summer concert series. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.
The Godfrey band features an eight-piece ensemble playing 40’s and 50’s Dixieland style. The band’s first engagement was at the opening of the new Amtrak Station in Alton, IL and they started to receive many requests to play at functions soon after.
The music is authentic traditional Dixieland as played in New Orleans. The band members are a mix of amateur and professional musicians who play for fun and recreation. The players include two teachers, a politician, two engineers, a pilot, and two doctors.
The music will lift the spirit, lighten the heart, and start the foot tapping. More recently the Dixie Dudes have expanded into rock n roll tunes and dance tunes to play for weddings and other party occasions.
The park will open at 6 p.m. with the concession stand serving up hot dogs, “big smokies”, Italian beef, refreshments and dessert.
June 18 Performance: River Ramblers (Original Bluegrass)
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