Entertainment

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the sights and sounds of 1920s entertainers in the comfort of our Navy hangar. Whether you’re looking for a good laugh or want to sit back and listen to some classic patriotic tunes, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

Grace Street Seven

Jay Brown’s Grace Street Seven is a Vintage Jazz Septet that performs songs in the tradition of early American dance bands from the 1920s-1930s. Hailing from Richmond Virginia, where Grace Street was the center of music, shopping and nightlife in the Roaring Twenties– the name chose itself. Boasting a set list full of transcribed Victrola records, Grace Street Seven is sure to get your toes tappin’ to authentic prohibition-era Jazz and 30’s swing!

The Manhattan Dolls

Join us as we jump in time when patriotism was high, the First World War had just ended and everyone was proud to be an American; where feathers, pearls and dresses on the fringe of fashion were all the rage in every neighborhood speakeasy. These *Broadway Babies* can carry a tune and with a *Grand Ol Flag* in hand will tap, tap, tap their way into your heart. *When Johnny Comes Marching Home*, the Manhattan Dolls will be there to welcome him.

Damian Blake

Damian Blake is an internationally recognized performance artist. He has performed as Charlie Chaplin for numerous corporations and private events from coast to coast, including in Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago. A man of many faces, you can find him in theatrical stage shows, clowning in burlesque/cabaret productions, and emceeing events in his hometown of Kansas City MO. Find out more at www.damian-blake.com, or follow his many adventures (and ridiculous tiny dogs) on Facebook and Instagram.

Theresa Eaman

Theresa Eaman began performing jazz standards during her early teen years in Reading, Pennsylvania. A classically trained vocalist, she specializes in jazz standards and reenacting the music of the World War II-era. She presents the listener with renditions of all their favorites featuring the stylings of the original recordings while incorporating her own personal touches. Theresa’s performances celebrate an era where music made people laugh, cry, and fall in love.

Theresa has performed in New York City, San Diego, California, and throughout Idaho and Pennsylvania. She has appeared at Warbirds Over the Beach since its inaugural year in 2009.

Get ready for Dawn Patrol!

The Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol is a five day event that the Military Aviation Museum has hosted annually since 2011. R/C pilots from around the country and around the world travel to attend. Most years there are around 75 pilots, with over 230 planes, ranging from small “foamies” all the way up to half-scale monsters. Many of the Word War One radio control planes are one-third scale, with wingspans of over ten feet. There are typically even some ½ scale models, with wing spans ranging from 12 to over 20-feet!

In contrast with the limited flight operations conducted by the Military Aviation Museum’s veteran aircraft, the R/C pilots are able to demonstrate the full potential of these ancient designs by engaging in aerial dogfights, and exciting close-calls.