Join us for the 2018 Floyd G. Henderson Big Band Weekend featuring
two fabulous Big Bands performing at the ACCA
Shrine Activity Center in Richmond's historic Northside (1712
Bellevue Avenue ~ Richmond, Virginia 23227).
On Friday, June 8th, enjoy the
exciting sounds of
Glen Boswick And The Sound Of Swing Orchestra -
direct from Norfolk, Virginia. Glen and his swingin' orchestra
have been pleasing dancers since 1977. Featured vocalists are
the fabulous Jimmy Crank and Trombonist Russ Robertson. Dinner will be served and a cash bar will be available.
The orchestra performs from 8 PM - 11 PM.
To learn more about Glen Boswick And The Sound Of
Swing, click here.
On Saturday, June 9th, enjoy
the Big Band sounds of
Joe Enroughty And His Royal Virginians.
The Royal Virginians are a Richmond, Virginia favorite performing in
the classic Big Band tradition of Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, and
other popular Big Bands. Featured vocalists are Dick Orange
and Deborah Leone singing classics from the great American song
book. Dinner will be served and a cash bar
will be available. The orchestra performs from
8 PM - 11 PM. To learn more
about The Royal Virginians,
1930's & 1940's attire is encouraged each night, but not required.
There will be dance contests and prizes each night, too!!!
Gwendolyn Glenn of "Dance In Class" will be teaching a
FREE dance lesson on "How To Dance To Big
Band Music" prior to each performance at 7:30 PM. To learn more about
Gwendolyn, click here.
To purchase tickets for the 1st Annual Floyd G. Henderson Big Band
Weekend, please click one of the links below:
Individual dance only tickets ($20) will be sold at the door
provided we have space left. If you would like to purchase
dinner and dancing tickets ($40), these tickets
MUST be purchased in advance at
the links above. When purchasing
dinner & dancing tickets please indicate if you require a vegetarian
We will do our best to accomodate your group requests.
Please let us know if you wish to sit with specific dancers at your
FLOYD G. HENDERSON
Floyd Henderson was the morning "DJ"
over radio station 1380 AM in Richmond, Virginia from the late
1980's through the early 2000's. Floyd played music that was
part of "The Great American Songbook" and featured many of the Big
Bands of the 1930's and 1940's on his program. The show ran
from 6 - 9 on weekday mornings and I spent many days of my youth
walking to school and listening to Floyd. Floyd left 1380 AM
in the early 2000's and took his show to radio station WHAP in
Hopewell, Virginia. The show was easily accessible throughout
the Tri-Cities area by way of radio and online streaming. After many years as
Richmond's only Big Band Radio DJ, Floyd finally retired to spend time with
his family and enjoy what life had to offer. On June 20th,
2017, Floyd Henderson passed away at the age of 81. We've
decided to dedicate our Richmond Big Band Weekend to Floyd since he
was such an inspiration in my life and so influenced the musical
direction that I would take. -Joe Enroughty
Background Music: "The
Limehouse Blues" Performed By Ernie Heckscher And His Hotel Fairmont