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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Returns to EAA AirVenture

Jun 23, 2016 03:51PM, Published by Jim, Categories: Things To Do, Today, Community, Arts+Entertainment


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy



Award-winning swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins the marquee musical lineup slated for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 fly-in as the grand finale of a daylong salute to veterans on Friday, July 29. The 64th annual edition of the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

One of the nation’s most prolific and energetic bands, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take to the stage on AirVenture’s main showcase square for an evening performance hosted by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans. This Friday concert has drawn huge crowds in recent years and again will be the highlight of a veteran-focused day.

Together for 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins – has appeared in concert venues worldwide, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold-out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing With the Stars to Super Bowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music – America’s original musical art form – and bring joy to audiences around the world.

“Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music is the perfect finale to a full day of events that will honor American veterans and active duty personnel at AirVenture 2016,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs who coordinates features and attractions at AirVenture.  “The band’s music not only evokes memories of the original swing era, but their enthusiastic following also bridges generations, just like the activities at Oshkosh.”

“The DAV is thrilled to bring our message of service to America’s veterans and their families to this year’s air show at Oshkosh,” said DAV National Commander Moses A. McIntosh Jr. “Sponsoring such a talented band is our way of thanking the patriotic citizens who attend events like these in their unwavering support of honoring the men and women who served.”

About DAV

The 1.2 million-member DAV, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation’s disabled veterans.  It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. 

About EAA Warbirds of America

EAA Warbirds of America is a non-profit organization within EAA that is dedicated to the preservation of former military aircraft known as “warbirds.”  Since 1964, EAA Warbirds of America has worked to “Keep ‘em Flying.”

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

 






EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAA.




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