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Normal LIVE presents Jim Markum Swing Band @ Connie Link Amphitheatre

Normal LIVE presents Jim Markum Swing Band @ Connie Link Amphitheatre

Date & Time
Friday, September 20, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
621 S. Linden St. , Normal, Illinois
About the artist:
The Jim Markum Swing Band is a 10-piece group that features very talented musicians on every part. Though small by “big band” standards, this band packs a HUGE punch! From screamin’ brass to wailin’ saxes, jammin rhythms to drippin’ ballads, this band has it all. Featuring Jim Markum on lead trumpet, their signature sound includes those screamin’ high notes that other bands can only dream about.
From golden oldies of the Big Band Era to the modern sounds of pop, jump, swing and blues the Jim Markum Swing Band will get you “In The Mood”.
Says Jim Markum, “I wanted to put together a band that would be something different from all the other bands out there”. In February of 2000, I formed the Jim Markum Swing Band.
We bring excitement to all of our performances. We can give you quiet cocktail-hour style music, ballroom dance music or an all out screamer and everything in between. While many of our tunes are familiar arrangements loved by everyone, we have quite a few updated versions of swing classics.
The band has been showcased throughout the area from Dancing Under The Stars, the famous Hub Ballroom, Taste of Peoria and Champaign, Pekin Marigold Festival, Morton Pumpkin Festival, Illinois State Fair, summer concerts in the park in Metamora, Kewanee, Wenona and elsewhere including private venues of all sorts from parties, weddings, dances, anniversaries and special occasion/holiday swingdings.
Connie Link Amphitheatre is a beautiful and unique performance venue that offers FREE or low cost entertainment for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, kick back, relax and let us take care of you! Concessions, such as soda/water, popcorn, candy, and frozen desserts will be available for $2.00 each!
Connie Link is easily accessible from the Constitution Trail and has many options for parking:
621 and 611 S. Linden- Connie Link Amphitheatre and Park Maintenance Facility
900 S. Linden St.- Underwood Park, Brander Shelter Lot
200 Jersey Avenue- Underwood Park , South Lot
100 East Phoenix Avenue- City Hall Annex, Parkinson St. Lot

About Normal LIVE:
Normal LIVE is a series of live music and performing arts programming produced by the Town of Normal Cultural Arts Department. All programs are subject to change including cancellation due to weather.

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