Big Band Jazz Makes Its Debut On Okaloosa Island This Winter

The Downbeat Jazz Orchestra offers a rare opportunity for locals and tourists to experience Big Band Jazz at Fudpucker's Theater on Okaloosa Island. Tickets now on sale for shows on 1/26 and 2/23.

Looking to add a touch of class to your evening? The Downbeat Jazz Orchestra is coming to Okaloosa Island this winter for a night of entertainment on the water! The celebrated jazz band is making its debut on the island at the brand new Fudpucker’s Theater. With shows in January and February, it’s easier than ever to “get down” with the downbeat-jazz-orchestratalented musicians in the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra!

The newly constructed Fudpucker’s Theater has hosted acclaimed entertainers like illusionist Noah Wells, but the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra is sure to attract a different crowd. From sultry jams to old standards, Downbeat will keep customers swaying through the evening. The group consists of approximately two dozen of the regions top jazz musicians. Founded in 2005, the Downbeat Jazz Orchestra has rocked and rolled its way through the area’s most popular events and music venues. Channeling the music of such legends as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, the DJO will delight lovers of the big band sound.

The Fudpucker’s Theater offers a buffet-style dining option. Southern comfort food is on the menu with the following to choose from:

Buffet Main Dishes
• BBQ Chicken
• Pork Roast with Pan Gravy
• Shrimp & Grits
• Vegetarian Pasta Bake

Kids Meal Options
• Chicken Fingers
• Pizza
• Buttered Corn
• Mandarin Oranges

Sides
• Mashed Potatoes
• Roasted Vegetables
• Garden Salad
• Cole Slaw
• Petite Pan Rolls

*All meals included tea/water/soda and gratuity. Cocktails, appetizers and desserts are additional and paid for directly at the venue.

For more information on this event including times and ticket sales, please visit Downbeat Jazz Orchestra at Fudpucker’s Dinner Theater.

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