Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radio Revue will return in concert to Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, 4600 Virginia Rd., on Sunday, June 26, from 5:30pm to 7pm, providing swinging hits of the 1930s and ‘40s with a USO-style show.
Listening to the Wartime Radio Revue is like taking a time machine back to the great entertainment of the World War II era. “Dancing is what it’s all about,” says bandleader Pete Jacobs. After learning to dance the Lindy-Hop back in the late 1990s, he wanted to re-create the music the way it was back when Big Bands would play for packed houses and dance halls.
Performing such hits as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” the band puts out a full and authentic “classic swing” sound with its hot, driving rhythm section, eight-piece horn section, and female vocalists, all decked out in “armed-forces style” khaki-colored uniforms.
The outdoor concert is free and open to the public. Picnicking in the historic gardens is permitted after 5pm when the gates open. For comfort, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Parking is limited to Virginia Road, so bicycles and carpooling are encouraged; shuttle service will be provided. Pets are not allowed.