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The table below details the performance history of the Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra (BFO) and the Foxtrot Hot Shots (FHS), formerly called the Ballyhoo Foxtrot Combo (BFC). Click on the image to the left to find out about our upcoming gigs. "[IAC]" indicates performances that were partially funded by the Iowa Arts Council. (The IAC no longer funds the grant program that supported these performances.)

2017

5/3

Midweek Music, St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines

FHS

5/2

Strawberry Extravaganza, The Village, Indianola

FHS

4/30

Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines

FHS

4/8

Heartland Swing Festival, Des Moines

FHS

2016

11/5

Noce - Jazz Cabaret, Des Moines

FHS

10/13

President's Society Dinner, Simpson College, Indianola

FHS

9/11

Concours d'Elegance [car show], Des Moines

FHS

7/2

Noce - Jazz Cabaret, Des Moines

FHS

6/30

Summer on the Square, Corydon

FHS

5/21

Wedding Reception, Marshalltown

FHS

5/4

First Wednesday, Des Moines Social Club

FHS

4/6

First Wednesday, Des Moines Social Club

FHS

4/2

Noce - Jazz Cabaret, Des Moines

FHS

3/2

First Wednesday, Des Moines Social Club

FHS

2/9

Shrove Tuesday Celebration, St. John's Lutheran, Des Moines

BFO

1/6

Midweek Music, St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines

FHS

2015

10/8

President's Society Dinner, Simpson College, Indianola

FHS

9/13

Concours d'Elegance [car show], Des Moines

FHS

8/30

Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines

BFC

7/23

Summer on the Square, Corydon

BFC

7/9

Music on the Square, Polk City

BFO

5/30

Wedding reception, Des Moines

BFC

4/17

Cyclone Swing Society, Ames

BFC

4/16

Vredenburg Concert Series, Chariton

BFO

4/15

Midweek Music, St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines

BFC

4/12

Sunday Service, St. John's Lutheran Church, Des Moines

BFC

2/21

Physicians Gala, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames

BFO

2014

10/4

Pioneer Days, Prairie Trails Museum, Corydon

BFC

9/24

El Palacio Cultural Events Center, Clive

BFC

9/7

Concours d'Elegance Car Show, Des Moines

BFC

8/27

Fourth Street Theatre, Des Moines

BFC

8/3

Salisbury House, Des Moines

BFC

8/3

Grace United Methodist Church, Des Moines

BFC

7/30

Fourth Street Theatre, Des Moines

BFC

6/22

Wedding Reception, Ames

BFC

6/19

Summer on the Square, Corydon

BFC

3/4

Shrove Tuesday Celebration, St. John's, Des Moines

BFO

1/29

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2013

10/5

Pioneer Days, Prairie Trails Museum, Corydon

BFC

9/20

Blank Park Zoo, Zoobilation gala, Des Moines

BFC

7/28

Lakeside Dixiefest, Clear Lake

BFO

7/25

Jazz in July, Woodlands Creek Retirement Community, Clive

BFO

7/22

Synergy Jam Session, El Palacio, Clive

BFC

7/13

Wedding Reception, Salisbury House, Des Moines

BFC

7/10

Reception, Simpson College, Indianola

BFC

5/4

Strawberry Extravaganza,The Village, Indianola

BFC

2/8

Salisbury House Chamber Music Series, Des Moines

BFO

1/23

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2012

12/31

Rhythm City Casino, Davenport

BFC

10/3

Des Moines Women's Club Opening Day Concert

BFC

9/7

Salisbury Foundation's Gatsby Gala, Des Moines

BFC

9/1

Wedding Reception, Des Moines

BFO

8/18

Wedding Reception, Des Moines

BFO

7/19

Summer on the Square, Corydon

BFC

6/22-24

Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, Cedar Falls

BFO

4/14

Iowa Clinic Heathcare Foundation gala, Des Moines

BFO

2/19

Nielsen Concert Series, Grand View University, Des Moines

BFO

1/4

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2011

7/26

Jazz in July, Terrace Hill, Des Moines

BFO

7/20

Orpheus Music Festival, Simpson College, Indianola

BFC

7/19

Music in the Park, Windsor Height [IAC]

BFO

6/10

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Festival, Clarinda

Video: Sing, Sing, Sing

BFO

5/21

First United Methodist Church of Des Moines [IAC]

BFO

4/7

Hyatt Place Hotel, Grand Opening, Des Moines

BFC

1/12

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2010

9/19

Music in the Park, Indianola (rain cancellation)

BFO

8/7

Private Party, Indianola

BFC

7/23-25

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Festival, Davenport Photos

Video: I Got Rhythm

BFO

7/15

Jazz in July, Wesley Acres, Des Moines

BFO

6/22

Summer in Colby Park, Windsor Heights [ IAC ]

BFO

6/11

Cy's Country Barbecue (ISU alumni event), West Des Moines

BFC

6/11

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Festival, Clarinda

BFO

4/10

Wedding Reception, Ames

BFO

3/7

Edward Hopper Exhibit, Des Moines Art Center

BFC

2/14

Union Park United Methodist, Des Moines

BFO

1/6

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2009

10/25

Music in the East Village, Capitol Hill Lutheran, Des Moines [ IAC ]

BFO

9/20

First United Methodist Church, Indianola

BFC

9/19

St. John's Lutheran Church Fine Arts Series, Des Moines

BFO

9/11

Gatsby Gala, Salisbury Foundation, Des Moines

BFO

8/8

Old Settlers Days, Corydon

BFO

8/2

Music Under the Stars, Des Moines

BFO

7/26

Lakeside Dixiefest, Clear Lake [ IAC ]

BFO

6/26-28

Cedar Basin Jazz Festival, Cedar Falls

BFO

6/12

Cy's Country Barbecue (ISU alumni event), West Des Moines

BFC

3/20

Warren Co. Coalition Against Violence Against Women, Indianola

BFC

2/21

Scottish Rite Park Mardi Gras Blowout, Des Moines

BFC

2/14

Holy Trinity Mardi Gras Winter Fest, Des Moines

BFO

1/24

The Arts at St. Mark [Lutheran Church], West Des Moines

BFO

1/7

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

2008

12/19

Red Friars Dance Club, Ames

BFO

9/12

I'm Gonna Jazz My Way, Simpson College, Indianola

BFO

9/5

Gatsby Gala, Salisbury House, Des Moines

BFO

7/19

Jazz in July Gala Picnic, Des Moines

BFO

7/6

Sundays at Six-Thirty, Dubuque [ IAC ]

BFO

6/6

ISU Alumni Event, West Des Moines

BFO

5/2

Red Friars Dance Club, Ames

BFO

1/23

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

1/22

Private Corporate Party, Des Moines

BFC

2007

11/16-18

"The Three-Penny Opera", Des Moines

BFO

9/29

20th Annual Ragtime in Randall, Randall

BFO

8/11

Iowa Straw Poll, Ames

BFO

7/27-31

"Much Ado About Nothing", Des Moines

BFO

7/1

Fourth of July Fireworks, Indianola

BFO

4/15

Westminster Presbyterian Church service, Des Moines

BFO

1/27

"A Musical Extravaganza", Ames City Auditorium

BFO

2006

11/5

Union Park Methodist Church, Des Moines

BFO

11/1

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

8/10

Old Settlers Days, Corydon

BFO

8/6

Music Under the Stars, Des Moines

BFO

7/23

Jazz in July, Des Moines

BFO

6/24

Campaign fund raiser, Alexander

BFC

6/11

Music in the Park, Indianola

BFO

2/23

The Village, Indianola

BFC

2005

11/9

Midweek Music at St. John's, Des Moines

BFC

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