The Ted Lewis Museum will present Sentimental Journey Through the 1940s on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The concert will be held at Ohio Christian University Ministry and Performing Arts Center, 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, Ohio. Tickets are $15 General Admission in advance and at the door. Children and Students will be admitted Free. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.tedlewismuseum.org or call 740-477-3630. Tickets are also available in person at the Pickaway County Welcome Center and The Ted Lewis Museum.
The Ted Lewis Museum will transport audiences on Sentimental Journey Through the 1940s! Joseph Rubin and his 16-piece Orchestra featuring vocalist Heidi Swinford will perform favorite song hits from the Fabulous Forties: Stompin’ At The Savoy, When You’re Smiling, Stardust, Opus No. 1, Sentimental Journey, Begin the Beguine and much more.
For the first time in six decades, this exciting concert features the swinging arrangements of famed Portsmouth, Ohio native bandleader and trumpeter Clyde McCoy and his “Sugar Blues” Orchestra. McCoy (whose ancestors famously feuded with the Hatfield clan) had one of the most popular big bands in the 1930s-40s and continued performing through the 1980s. McCoy and his Orchestra performed just down the road from Circleville on Route 23 at Danceland February 27, 1948.
It’s a little known fact that in addition to clarinet and saxophone, Ted Lewis also played the trumpet! The museum has his trumpet on display that he used in his act throughout the 1950s. This concert includes many of Ted’s memorable hits in Clyde McCoy’s inimitable style.
Sentimental Journey Through The 1940s is funded in part through generous grants from The Miriam Ruggles Adkins Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council and The Savings Bank.
The Ted Lewis Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life and preserving the legacy of Circleville’s own Ted Lewis by making everybody happy through education and entertainment. Founded in 1977 by Lewis’ widow, Adah Becker Lewis, the museum pays tribute to one of Ohio’s greatest citizens and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Admission to the newly renovated museum is free and it is open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March-December. For more information, visit www.tedlewismuseum.org