Swing-Era Concerts Aboard Naval Air Station

Enjoy music from the 1940s during February at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.

Enjoy music from the 1940s during February at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.

You may not think of great music from the Big Band era when someone mentions naval aviation. But in Pensacola this February, the combination will delight folks on three separate occasions.

Kicking off the trio of concerts is the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, led by Buddy Morrow. Their national tour will stop here on February 2, and the musicians will be eager to share their tunes “for the kids” (of all ages).

February 18 brings another famous group to the stage. The Glenn Miller Orchestra will show off their unique jazz renditions, and will leave you happily humming the tunes afterward.

Orlando Jazz closes out the series of concerts on February 27. This eclectic group will highlight the many famous swing bands of the 1940s, evoking memories every step of the way.

All concerts will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Angels Atrium of the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Tickets are $27.50 for the general public and $22.50 for museum foundation members. For details, call 800-327-5002.

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  1. Hi, Karen!

    I checked with the museum, and their membership is $35 for one year, $65 for 2 years or $90 for 3 years.

    As for the concerts, it is probably best to purchase the tickets in advance. I was told that most people will buy within a few days of the concert, so while availability would be good early, there is the chance of it being sold out if you wait to get tickets at the door.

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. And if you go to one or more of the concerts, we’d love to hear about your experience!

  2. How much does it cost to become a museum foundation member.

    Also, Should tickets for these concerts be bought in advance–is there a chance the event could get sold out?

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