Monday, June 27, 2011

Remember When in Arcadia July 2 for Patriotic Festival

The Jazz Vocal Group Remember When will be performing at the street stage for the City of Arcadia's kick off to the Independence Day weekend with the first annual Arcadia's Best Patriotic Festival from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on Saturday July 2. The free daytime event in Downtown Arcadia sponsored by Arcadia's Best Foundation will feature the first community parade, 10 gourmet food trucks, a car show, street fair, photo contest for prettiest baby and senior, and performances by many local groups.

A local performing group by origin, Remember When will bring its big band sound to the event. Remember When will first perform with the Theater Visions Productions about 11:15 after the parade, and later by themselves at 2:35PM. The stage area on the street at the corner of First Avenue and Bonita Street in Down Town Arcadia, right at the end of the 10:00AM Parade.

Created in the style of many big band and vocal groups from the 1930s & '40s, Remember When is a performing Vocal Group, singing Big Band Vocals, Jazz Standards and Movie Favorites in the greater Los Angeles area. The music is presented in a close harmony four part (SATB) style. The group performs both a'cappella and with big band sound tracks for a full orchestration of sound.

Remember When musical style is reminiscent of the Modernaires, the Pied Pipers, the Four Freshmen, The Lettermen, Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices. Remember When has a fresh approach to a hard to find jazz vocal style.

Arcadia is the home town of Remember When s Founder and Organizer Steve Hawkins. He also attended Arcadia High School and sang in the High School Choir, graduated in 1968 and still resides there today. Many of the members of Remember When either reside in Arcadia, or one of the close neighboring communities.

This small town event promises to be a typical home town American Fourth of July celebration, just two days earlier of the main event on the same holiday weekend. For more information about Arcadia's Best Foundation and Remember When, visit these web sites:

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