October 31, 1940, was the opening of the world-famous Hollywood Palladium, which featured the Tommy Dorsey Big Band with the Modernaires singing group and accompanied by a younger singer, Frank Sinatra. Over the years this outstanding ballroom has been the host of the Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. On many other occasions, guests have danced to the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. In 1961, the Hollywood Palladium became the home of the legendary Lawrence Welk Show. Many big band musicians dreamed to have the opportunity to perform at such an historic venue.
Entertainment Network, Inc., the management company for the Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band, proposed to Live Nation to revisit the past and celebrate the building’s history with the exciting Nostalgia Night at the Hollywood Palladium. Some of the same musicians who have performed in this famous Hollywood playground in the past will be featured. Once again, guests will enjoy the marvelous Big Band sounds of the Swing era with guest performances by today’s Modernaires with Paula Kelly, Jr. This event will bring back the thrill of the Big Band age and an opportunity to dance all evening with this memorable ensemble of talent. There will be many surprises with outstanding entertainers and celebrities making guest appearances.
Headliners will include Peter Marshall and Nancy Osborne with Bill A. Jones, guest star of the Fox Network hit TV show, GLEE, as Master of Ceremonies, accompanied by the eighteen piece Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band. This outstanding group, composed of Hollywood’s finest studio musicians, has thrilled audiences nationwide. Pat Longo takes great pride in spotlighting a wide range of musical styles from jazz to Latin and Broadway to rock, while maintaining traditional Big Band roots.
Following are just a few of the entertainers the Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band has accompanied: Tony Bennett, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Neil Diamond. The Band can also be heard in several scenes from “The Sopranos” and has been featured at the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball.
Imagine, Nostalgia Night at the Hollywood Palladium with 3,000 screaming fans remembering their dreams of years gone by. There will be those who attended the Palladium during its historic hay days as well as a new generation of ballroom dancers. The “Dancing With The Stars” TV show has ignited the resurgence of ballroom dancing and this event will offer that audience a chance to dance in a similar environment.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 – The performance will start at 7:00 P.M. and run until 11:00 P.M. Cost is $35.00 per person*. Group discounts available.
A service charge is added to each ticket price. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change.
Tickets available at: LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000