WADDINGTON - The Penn Dixie Band will perform for the Waddington Concert Series at Island View Park on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
This band has been performing in parades and for different events since 1988. You probably have seen them at the French Festival Parade in Cape Vincent and the Seaway Festival Parade in Ogdensburg. Whether on stage or in a parade, the high energy of Penn Dixie is guaranteed to please all ages.
The Dixieland style is closely related to so many other styles, including folk, country, swing and others. Invented in New Orleans over 100 years ago, Dixieland Jazz became the truly American form of music. As it traveled up the mighty Mississippi through the Central U.S., it became a multi cultural mix of complex syncopation and harmonies, mixed with fun and nostalgic melodies. Today’s pop music owes its roots to the original thinkers of Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz. This performance is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. David Zysik.