The sweet sounds of the South are going to blow the roof off the Smyrna Opera House Wednesday with the United States Air Force Heritage Ramblers Dixie Group.


The sweet sounds of the South are going to blow the roof off the Smyrna Opera House tonight with the United States Air Force Heritage Ramblers Dixie Group. Here’s what to know.

1 Dixie’s best
In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Air Force bands can play. For real. The Heritage Ramblers focus their efforts on New Orleans-style Dixie with patriotic and original music in the style of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jack Teagarden and Bix Beiderbecke. The group’s six professional musicians’ commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction.

2 On the road
Heritage Ramblers are part of the USAF Heritage of America Band, which was activated in 1941. The musicians come from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Va., and travel more than 30,000 miles per year.

3 Reservations recommended
It’s free, sure, but tickets to the show are recommended. The show starts at 7, and doors open to the auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Call the Opera House to reserve a seat.

WHY YOU SHOULD GO
“I am really excited to offer this free concert to the general public at the end of our concert season – it basically serves as a thank you for all your support throughout the year,” said David Keller, Opera House executive director. “It also is an honor to feature this group of young men and women who are proudly serving our country. I hope we get a good crowd to kick-off the beginning of summer!”