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April News Release - Tusculum Jazz Band Will Perform at 'Derby Day on Main'


NEWS RELEASE  -  April 19, 2017  -  Contact Betty S. Weemes – 787-5117

The Tusculum Jazz Band has definitely “got that swing” and will be front and center at Derby Day on Main, Saturday, May 6, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., General Morgan Inn’s beautiful, rooftop terrace, to entertain guests at the event. 


Photo:  The Tusculum Jazz Band is pictured in front of the large horseshoe background for event photos at Derby Day on Main.  David Price, director of music programs and special events, Tusculum College, is standing at the far right.

Derby Day on Main features the running of the famed Kentucky Derby, live on a spacious, 10 foot screen, as well as Derby Day fare of heavy hors d’oeuvres, and Mint Juleps and other spirits.  Additionally, a Derby Day contest for best hat, best dressed women, best dressed man, and best dressed couple.  Plus, complimentary photos of the day and other fun activities.

Featuring a repertoire of swing and popular toe-tapping tunes, the Tusculum Jazz Band has a growing reputation in Northeast Tennessee.  The group has performed in not only concerts and activities on the Tusculum campus, but also in the community.  In addition to the Derby Day on Main event, the jazz band has performed at Music on the Square in Jonesborough and Main Street Greeneville’s Christmas in Downtown celebration.  This group is an integral part of the Tusculum Band program, which began in 2010 with the formation of a Pep Band.  In addition, the program has grown to include a Marching Band, Concert Band, Handbell Choir and various small ensembles.

For more information and to purchase tickets for Derby Day on Main, call the Laughlin HealthCare Foundation, 787-5117. 

The title sponsor of the event is Eastman Credit Union.