What: Jive Aces
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Pruis Hall
Students: $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Youth (under 18): $5
Groups of 12 or more: $16
Groups of 4 or more: $17 in advance, $26 at the door
Artist Series Subscribers: $17 in advance, $26 at the door
Adults: $21 in advance, $26 at the door
Swing music and yellow suits will take over Pruis Hall with a performance by the Jive Aces.
According to its website, the six-member band is known as the U.K.’s top jive and swing band, after making the semi-finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” and performing for the queen. The band also performed at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
The Jive Aces have been together for more than 10 years and have released seven albums, a dance compilation and an EP.
Along with its original songs, the band performs covers of artists like Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and Sammy Davis Jr. The band has also worked with Van Morrison, John Travolta, Isaac Hayes and Lisa Marie Presley during its career.
In 2006, the Jive Aces won the City of Derry International Music Award, and in 2008 received an award from the the Variety Club of Great Britain for its contributions to entertainment and charity.
Before the performance, the Ball State Swing Club will host a swing dance lesson in the Pruis lobby for ticket holders. Kristi Chambers, assistant director of marketing and communications for Pruis Hall, said everyone is encouraged to be there about an hour before the show starts if they’re interested in the lesson.
The Jive Aces performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Pruis Hall.