On May 1, the Amelia Island Jazz Festival will host its annual Big Band Bash Benefit Gala Dinner Dance, featuring The Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-piece Orchestra with Bonnie Eisele and special guests. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, and an opportunity to meet and greet the orchestra members. The Dinner Dance features the big band classics of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and a special tribute to Harry James. A silent auction will support the AIJF Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $90 per person and include dinner, dancing, and a cash bar. Held at the Omni Amelia Island Resort, this event is the major fundraiser for the Festival and Scholarship Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.