EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (April 3, 2014) — Award-winning swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins the marquee musical lineup slated for the EAA® AirVenture® OshkoshTM 2014 fly-in as the grand finale of a daylong salute to veterans on Friday, August 1. The 62nd annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will be held July 27-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
One of the nation’s most prolific and energetic bands, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will take to the stage on AirVenture’s main showcase square for an evening performance hosted by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans. This Friday concert has drawn huge crowds in recent years and again will be the highlight of a veteran-focused day.
As a modern swing revival band from Southern California, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s career boasts successful performances at the 1999 Super Bowl, an appearance in the film Swingers and numerous television appearances including The Tonight Show and Dancing with the Stars. Some of their noteworthy singles include “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight” and “Go Daddy-O.”
“Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music is the perfect finale to a full day of events that will honor American veterans and active duty personnel at AirVenture 2014,” said Jack Pelton, EAA Chairman of the Board. “The band’s music not only evokes memories of the original swing era, but their enthusiastic following also bridges generations, just like the activities at Oshkosh.”
“The DAV is thrilled to bring our message of service to America’s veterans and their families to this year’s air show at Oshkosh,” said DAV National Commander Joe Johnston. “Sponsoring such a talented band is our way of thanking the patriotic citizens who attend events like these in their unwavering support of honoring the men and women who served.”
The 1.3 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation’s disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families.
The EAA Warbirds of America is a non-profit organization and division of EAA dedicated to the preservation of former military aircraft, better known as “warbirds.” Since 1964, EAA Warbirds of America has worked to “Keep ’em Flying.”
About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.