Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

July 7, 2022

Preview: Springfield Armory, "Bad News Jazz & Blues Orchestra"

Springfield Armory NHS, Springfield, MA
July 16, 2022

The historic grounds of Springfield Armory National Historic Site are once again taking the stage this summer for live music. Bring a lawn chair and dust off your dancing shoes and enjoy a free, energizing, twilight jazz and blues orchestra performance on the lawn in front of the Commanding Officer’s Quarters.

On Saturday, July 16 at 6pm, the Bad News Jazz and Blues Orchestra, led by Jeff Gavioli, will perform. The 19-member band has been performing since 2012, playing swing music from the 1930's and 1940's.     

Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794 – 1968) and was established by George Washington. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-4:00pm. For further information call (413) 734-8551, check the website at or

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