The 13th Annual Les Brown Big Band Weekend


Doris Day

and her years with the Band of Renown


Thursday, April 25

The Les Brown Film Festival

7:00 pm 

 Pine Grove Theatre

  213 S.  Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA

New to the Les Brown Weekend, the film festival features cinematic appearances of  Les, Doris, and the Band of Renown in specially chosen films rarely publicly seen.  Whether a fan or cinema history buff, don’t miss this opportunity to view them in a 1920s renovated historical theatre.

This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.


Friday, April 26

The Les Brown Dance

after hours

7:00 – 10:00 pm 

Tower City American Legion

  2 Clarks Valley Road, Tower City, PA


After Hours Big Band

Three hours of dancing to the most music of the big band era. Tickets are $10.00; available at the door or for reserve seating call 717-926-2849


Saturday, April 27

The Les Brown Big Band Festival


12:00 – 4:00 pm 

Williams Valley High School

 10330 Route 209, Tower City, PA

The doors open at 11:30am. Enjoy the music of the big band era on-stage and in the food court. Personally meet the special guests and musicians. Food available throughout the day.  Adult admission is $10.00 at the door; children & students (through college with ID) free.

Special Musical Guests

Mistress of Ceremonies:  Bonnie Bowden




Les’ kid brother Stumpy Brown

(via telephone)


Musical Groups: 

Swing Fever

Town of Renown Orchestra

Brooke Unger & Randy Wiscount

Lee Moyer: Gentleman of Jazz


2018 Festival Schedule

Main auditorium

12:00  Welcome by Bonnie Bowden & Stumpy Brown

12:10  Town of Renown Orchestra

12:45  Bonnie Bowden

1:15  Audience trivia contest

1:45  Bonnie Bowden

2:15  Swing Fever


Food Court

12:30  Brooke Unger & Randy Wiscount

1:30    Lee Moyer



Sunday, April 28

Celebration of Music Service

 3:00 pm

Trinity United Church of Christ

448 East Grand Avenue, Tower City,-77.3245768,8.79z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89cf514bc1a4d33f:0x229914b29028eec7!8m2!3d40.5893831!4d-76.5537399 

This non-denominational worship service will be held  at Trinity UCC, 3:00 pm and is open to the public.  Special music will be by local jazz musicians.