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Address: 3893 54th Street, Lions Hall, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone Number: +1 858-566-2335
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Description: Put on your dancing shoes! Every Thursday evening, from 7:00 to 9:30, the...
Put on your dancing shoes! Every Thursday evening, from 7:00 to 9:30, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra takes you back to the big bands and ballrooms of the 1930s and 1940s. Hear favorites from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and more. Tunes range from swing and foxtrot to latin rhythms, the occasional rock or disco, and even a polka. Dress up or come casual – you’ll fit right in.
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"Music, dinner, and dancing"

A Thursday evening at Lucky Star, beginning with a good Chinese dinner and followed by the Big Band music of the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, is most enjoyable. Ballroom and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

A Thursday evening at Lucky Star, beginning with a good Chinese dinner and followed by the Big Band music of the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, is most enjoyable. Ballroom and Latin dancers will have an even better time, as Lucky Star has a dance floor, too. With or without the dancing, an evening with MSO is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Not a great restaurant, so eat somewhere else before going. But a great band and opportunity to dance to swing and Big Band music. They also play a scattering of modern songs arranged in a Big Band style. Even a rock-and-roll song once in a while. But predominantly Swing Era music and old standards. You have to pay $7 per... More 

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Bob T, Owner at The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and glowing review of the band. Unfortunately, the Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant has gone out of business. However, The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra continues playing Big Band music on Thursdays. now at Tango Del Rey in Pacific Beach, same hours (7:00 to 9:30) as before. Cover charge is now $10, but there is no minimum. Come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you're a fan of Big Band music, and/or if you love to dance, The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra at the Lucky Star Restaurant every Thursday night is the place to be! They play all the wonderful classic tunes, together with more contemporary Latin and popular dance music. It's rare to be able to dance to a Big Band that really... More 

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We most certainly recommend the Moonlight Serenade orchestra at the Lucky Star restaurant. We enjoy the good music provided by the band and we love to watch the various dancers as the orchestra plays different kinds of music catered to the dancers. Food is good but the music is great!!!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you are looking for the sounds of the big band era along with a big dance floor...then check out the scene at the Lucky Star.

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