Dance the night away at Lake Park

| October 2, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Lake Park Pavilion will be alive Saturday night with the sounds of the Big Band as the park hosts its fifth annual Harvest Dance on Oct. 4 from 8 – 11 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The annual Harvest Dance is a must-attend for any music lover of the Big Band Era. Dance the night away to the sounds of jazz and swing as the Lake Park Big Band performs music from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Come dressed to the nines or casual comfortable.

“Wear whatever you’re comfortable dancing in,” said Lori Everhart, director of Lake Park. “Most men wear dress pants and a dress shirt, and most women wear dresses or dress pants, but we’ve had people come in jeans.”

This 17-piece orchestra has members who are from Coshocton County and surrounding areas, and they fill the pavilion with music from yesteryear.

“There really is nothing like hearing big band music in the pavilion,” said Everhart. “It’s one of the big band halls that are left, and to see people dance the way they would have in the 20s and 30s, it really does take you back.”

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. If you are coming as a group and would like a table together, you may call the Lake Park Office at 622-7528 to reserve a table. Walking into the pavilion, you will be met with fantastic music and also beautiful fall decorations provided by The Garden Patch. Refreshments will be available for a donation, or you can bring your own. Alcohol is allowed on the premises, but will not be served.

Proceeds from the dance will go to Friends of the Park. The corporate sponsor for this year’s dance is Three Rivers Energy.

“We appreciate Three Rivers Energy for offering to be our sponsor,” said Everhart. “I think it shows their commitment to our community and to our park in general.”

Lake Park also has a Valentine’s Day dance in February at the pavilion.

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  1. Chris Werley says:

    Been looking for a dance since I moved here. Swing is one of my favorites. Hope there is a crowd.

  2. Looking for music saved from the Doc Everhart band from the 60's. Anyone know if it's available?