Tipp anniversary offers Big Band music


TIPP CITY — The Community Night tradition of bringing the community together through music celebrates Tipp City’s 175th anniversary on Friday, July 3. The city celebration kicks off at 5 p.m. with a colorful “1840’s Era – Live on Main” show followed by the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m.

The period “Live on Main” activities will feature the 4 Freedom Equestrian Team, The Legends Posse, Ohio Carriage Club, and the Faustman Ranch Demonstrations. Dignitaries will be on hand to officially deliver the city’s 175th Anniversary Proclamation and also dedicate the newly established Col Rouzer War Horse Trails.

The Kim Kelly Orchestra has been entertaining in the tri-state area since 1974, with musicians whose origins began at Carroll High School and the University of Dayton. The orchestra features musicians from the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas; many who have performed professionally with groups such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Buddy Rich. The orchestra is dedicated to providing polished material in a variety of styles from the “Big Band Era.”

Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September at Second Street and Main. So bring a lawn chair and join with friends and community to celebrate both our town and nations birthright. Next month’s feature will be the popular Tom Daugherty Orchestra along with swing dancers.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For more information, stop by The Hotel Gallery or call (937) 667-3696.

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