For The Vista
Two Nashville musicians – Lynn Beal and Mike Wyatt – will join the 18-member, Swing Street Big Band for its second summer dance of the season at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, Saturday July 6. The program begins at 7 p.m.
Beal is a song writer who leads her own 12-piece big band. It performs twice a month at The Pink Slip in the Hotel Preston, just west of the Nashville Airport. Beal will sing six songs including one of her own compositions “Sensible.”
She will be joining the two regular Swing Street Big Band vocalists, Rusty McClanahan and Wanda Hepburn for the three-hour musical event which is part of the Fairfield Glade Fourth of July holiday weekend observance.
Wyatt, a drummer-percussionist with the Lynn Beal Big Band, will sit in with the Swing Street group while regular drummer Kurt Snider is on vacation.
Wyatt has been part of the Nashville music scene for more than 30 years. He has worked with Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Louvin, toured with country music legend and movie actor Jerry Reed, and recorded with well-known country and Christian music group Diamond Rio.
The band’s program will be three, 45-minute sets. It will include seasonal patriotic numbers in addition to swing, fox trot, waltz, slow ballads, cha cha, tango, and rumbas.
“With Beal and Wyatt joining the band, we’ll add several new charts to our program,” said band director William Schneider.
Tables for the dance seat eight persons and may be reserved. Beverages are available for purchase. Guests may bring snacks.
The Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center is at 128 Stonehenge Road, six miles north of I-40 (Exist 322, Peavine Road).
Tickets are $27.50 per couple ($13.75 per person), including tax, in advance.
Reservations can be made and tickets paid prior to the event at the Center. Phone reservations may be charged to a credit card by calling the Center at 931-484-3722. The Community and Conference Center accommodates approximately 130 persons for the dance.
The band’s performance continues a 16-year tradition of regular big band dances in Fairfield Glade.