Home Features Features Best Night Out? AZ Commemorative Air Force Museum's Swingin’ 1940’s Dance!

A “Night in the 40’s” is a swinging, one-of-a-kind bash that will transport you back to a World War II USO-style canteen at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum.  This event, hosted by Ron Hoon, of FOX 10 Phoenix, is the non-profit’s largest fundraiser of the year so you can feel good about giving back to a great cause while giving the dance floor your best jitterbug.


Over 1,000 guests, young and old alike, are expected to enjoy the world-famous Sonoran Swing Orchestra and the Uptown Angels. A free swing dance lesson will be given by the Arizona Ballroom Champions before you dance the night away surrounded by heroic vintage airplanes.

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Come dressed in style of the era and compete in the “Best-Dressed 1940’s Costume” contest or our swing dance contest.  You’ll have the opportunity to get a picture taken in front of the rare B-17 Bomber “Sentimental Journey,” one of less than ten B-17s still flying in the world. Food and drink tickets are available for purchase and you can choose among gourmet specialty food trucks.

Tickets may be purchased at BigBandDance.com for $40 per person.


The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives 40,000 visitors per year at its 55,000 square foot combat aviation museum.  Its Living History Flight Program allows people to experience a historical ride in seven warbirds.  The airplanes also visit 60 cities in the U.S. and Canada during the summer’s Flying Legends of Victory Air Show Tour.