LES ELGART ORCHESTRA at The Cicada Club Sat June 1st! 🔥

Saturday, June 1, 2024

LES ELGART ORCHESTRA at The Cicada Club Sat June 1st!

Back by popular demand! Legendary big band, THE LES ELGART ORCHESTRA, will be returning to The Cicada Club on Saturday June 1st for your listening & dancing pleasure. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Showtime is 8:30 pm. For General Admission Tickets, Dinner Reservations & additional information, please visit the Cicada Club’s website link.

The Les Elgart Orchestra is one of the few remaining famous big bands from the 1950s and 1960s that is still in demand! Their popularity gained them their tagline “The Band with THAT Sound!”

At prestigious venues like The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, The Savoy Hotel in London, The Everglades Club in Palm Beach, and The Rainbow Room in New York City, they have delighted audiences both nationally and internationally. The orchestra has also performed for proms at many of colleges and universities throughout the United States. They’ve also had the honor of providing dance music for US Presidents and Governors. Brazilian, British, and European performances by the Les Elgart Orchestra have taken place all over the world in addition to performing on the Norwegian Cruise Lines, the famous Mississippi Delta Queen, and the Holland America Cruise lines.

Les Elgart wrote “Bandstand Boogie” which became the well-known theme song for Dick Clark’s television program “American Bandstand.” In surveys conducted by Variety, Billboard, and Cashbox in the 1950s and 1960s, the Les Elgart Orchestra was chosen as the Number #1 dance band, among other honors and distinctions. The orchestra also recorded over fifty hit albums with Columbia Records.

The Jackie Gleason Show, The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and a Peter Marshall-hosted edition of “Big Bands at Disneyland” are just a few of the popular television programs where they have made appearances. The band was also featured in the popular 1958 movie “Senior Prom.”

In West Palm Beach, Florida, Les Elgart was admitted to the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1986. Les Elgart’s wife Joerene carried on his legacy through his music after his death in 1995. Joerene Elgart sadly passed away in 2022. Both of their presences are truly missed.

The Les Elgart Orchestra to this day is dedicated to keeping Mr. & Mrs. Elgart’s memory alive by preserving the unique sound and style that has stood the test of time. The “Elgart Sound” lives forever!

Visit the bands website at www.LesElgart.com   For more information about the orchestra.

Posted by Matt K on 02/11/2024

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About the Venue: The Cicada Club

The Cicada Club in downtown LA is one of my favorite vintage swing dance venues. You really feel like you’re going back in time when you enter this amazing Art Deco space, which has been featured on many movies and TV shows. The bands on Swing nights are always authentic.

This is primarily a restaurant and bar, not a dedicated Swing dance venue, although there are some great Swing dance nights there. Check the Lindy Calendar to see what nights have Swing dancing. Usually, it’s best to bring your own partner, but sometimes there can be many folks to dance with.

There is a formal dress code – it would be a shame for people in shorts and t-shirts to ruin the 1930’s feel. Plus, can be fun to dress up once in a while, so bring your dance crew and give the Cicada Club a try! Front floor is somewhat small, but you can also dance on the marble floor upstairs which is usually empty.

Note, proof of vaccination is required for entry!

Quick Facts

When Varies, see the Lindy Calendar on this site.
Cost Varies, usually $25 in advance or $40 at the door (reservations recommended). 21 and over only.
Crowd Usually some intermediate/advanced dancers but most of the time it's safest to bring your own partner.
Dress Formal or vintage!!!
Floor Wooden floor in front of the band; you can also dance upstairs on the marble floor
Website cicadaclub.com
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