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Amelia Islander

Valentine’s Day Big Band Bash

Jan 15, 2016 02:00AM
Grab your sweetheart and join Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele for the Amelia Island Jazz Festival’s Valentine’s Day Big Band Bash Scholarship Benefit Concert to be held February 14 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The concert will be held in the Amelia Ballroom from 7 to 10 p.m. and features the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra, with vocalist Bonnie Eisele and and a special tribute to Frank Sinatra with WJXT's Sam Kouvaris.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, meet and greet Les DeMerle Orchestra musicians, and to check out Silent Auction items for sale at the event. Suggested dress is casual/elegant. Tickets are $90 per person, and proceeds will benefit the Amelia Island Jazz Festival Scholarship Program. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a graduating high school senior, and used toward college expenses necessary to earn a major or minor in music, helping talented young artists pursue their dreams of becoming jazz musicians.

For online ticket purchases and further information, visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the UPS Store in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce at Gateway to Amelia.