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Glenn Miller Orchestra Returns to Pensacola

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is returning to the National Naval Aviation Museum for a live, in-person concert in February that will be open to the general public.

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The performance takes place Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Concertgoers are invited to attend a pre-show cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest big bands of all time.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most sought-after big bands in the world. The orchestra plays many of the original arrangements of legendary Glenn Miller such as “Rhapsody in Blue,” “In the Mood,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction,” as well as modern big-band style selections. The current Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently since its founding in 1956, playing an average of 300 live dates each year, all around the world.

The 2024 Glenn Miller Orchestra is led by musical director Erik Stabnau, a tenor saxophonist from western New York who joined the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 2017. The show will also feature lead vocalist Jenny Swoish.

Preferred seating tickets are $65 and general admission tickets are $40 per person. Tickets are available online here.

Ticket holders must present tickets for entry onto Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. When arriving at the gates of NAS Pensacola, they must provide a printed e-ticket or confirmation email opened and ready for the NAS Pensacola Security Officer, in addition to a state-issued ID, U.S. Passport, or Department of Defense (DoD) ID card for everyone ages 18 and older.

About the National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Be sure to visit Hangar Bay One, displaying aircraft of the post-WWII era including presidential helicopter, Marine One. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling HD flight simulators. Don’t miss the drama and power of the new laser-powered Giant Screen digital theater. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a souvenir that captures the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is FREE.