The Big Band dance program continues at Centennial Terrace as we celebrate Centennial's 75th Anniversary! Please note the special anniversary celebration on July 19. Now more than ever, your support is needed to keep this venue of Big Band music a part of Sylvania's summer program. So please, bring a friend, bring your dancing shoes or just show up to enjoy the music. Let's keep "Dancing Under the Stars" at Centennial Terrace alive and well!
All dates can be found on our calendar including our tribute nights and special guests and featured music!
The Johnny Knorr Orchestra is a classic big band, the best in Toledo, and they have been around since the 1930s. The orchestra will take the stage at Centennial Terrace all summer long for a great evening of outdoor dancing, fun and getting together with good friends! If you've never experienced a night out at Centennial Terrace, this is your chance! If you've been before, you know what a great evening it can be. Watch our calendar and upcoming events for all of the dates this summer. Bring a group and enjoy the sounds of great big band music from the Johnny Knorr Orchestra. A great venue, a wonderful band and the famous dance floor all brought together to brighten up your summer. Don't miss your opportunity for a night out under the stars!
Jerry Knorr is pleased to announce that songstress Kelly Broadway will be making a guest appearance with the Johnny Knorr Orchestra on Friday, August 30 at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, Ohio. This will be in addition to the already scheduled program of our "Tribute to the Armed Forces." Kelly Broadway has been singing and performing all her life. She has performed on cruise ships, concert venues, festivals, corporate events, and toured with legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks. Kelly is known to captivate her audience with her strong and swinging vocal stylings. In 2000 Kelly was awarded a jazz performance scholarship to study with legendary jazz great Jon Hendricks at the University of Toledo where she earned her BA in music. Kelly’s program will include the songs “I Love Bein’ Here With You,” “Here’s That Rainy Day,” and “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home” to name just a few. In addition WGTE Radio will be making a special presentation honoring Larry Wagner in recognition of his program “Portraits In Swing” which has been part of FM 91's Saturday evening programming for 15 years. This promises to be a stellar evening of “Dancing Under The Stars” at Centennial Terrace with the combination of the MUSIC OF GLENN MILLER, the song stylings of Kelly Broadway, the honoring of Larry Wagner, and the music of the Midwest favorite Johnny Knorr Orchestra. The doors open at 6:30 pm with the music beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10.00 per person with a half price discount for all veterans.
Don't miss the wonderful article written by Jeff McGinnis in the latest Toledo Free Press and currently online. It features an interview with Musical Director Jerry Knorr with background on the New Year's Special and more! CLICK HERE to read the article online.