• What: Big Band Street Dance.

• When: Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.

• Where: Columbia State Historic Park.

• Admission: Free.

Information: (209) 588-8411

Friends of Columbia will present the annual Big Band Street Dance this weekend at Columbia State Historic Park.

The event will last from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, with dancing starting at 7:30 p.m.

Rod Harris and the 20-piece Columbia Kicks Big Band will perform at the popular event.

Prizes will be awarded for best dancing couple and best 1940s costume.

For those who don’t want to dance, organziers suggest bringing chairs.

There is free admission to the fundraiser, however, door prize tickets will be sold and there will be a silent auction. Food and refreshments will also be available.

The band will perform hits from the swing era as well as Latin salsa, ballads and popular tunes from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

The band will also feature vocalists Kerry Tweedy and Haley Copello.

Some of the songs that will be performed include Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood,” Frank Sinatra’s version of “Fly Me to the Moon,” the Count Basie classic “Night Train,” Little Richard’s “Lucille” and Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock.”

The band will feature drummer Jim Anderson, trombonists Dan Ray and Ken Taylor, clarinetist Gordon Giedt, pianist Leroy Bumgarner and director Rod Harris on saxes.

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