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The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

4255 Ruffin Rd, Champion Ballroom, El Cajon, CA 92123-1232
+1 858-566-2335
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A terrific concert/ dance!

I book talent for performances at an over-55 community in San Diego County. This was the most... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2016
Oceanside, California
This is a terrific group

This is wonderful for dancing or just listening.A great way to spend some time and hear some... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2016
Carlsbad, California
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Put on your dancing shoes! The first Friday evening of every month, 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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Sep 19, 2016
“A terrific concert/ dance!”
May 16, 2016
“This is a terrific group”
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4255 Ruffin Rd, Champion Ballroom, El Cajon, CA 92123-1232
+1 858-566-2335
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

I book talent for performances at an over-55 community in San Diego County. This was the most professional and entertaining group we have ever had. Singer and emcee Ed introduced each song and brought the audience in when he introduced members of the band. TheMSO...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is wonderful for dancing or just listening.A great way to spend some time and hear some absolutely great music.

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Reviewed January 5, 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....More

1  Thank Rich R
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...More

2  Thank sunrisesandiego
Bob T, Owner at The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2013

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...More

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...More

1  Thank MarySanDiego
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...More

1  Thank Paul G
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.

1  Thank cwarrenSanDiego
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September 30, 2017|
Response from Bob T | Property representative |
We are performing this Friday (October 6) at Champion Ballroom, 4255 Ruffin Road in San Diego (NOT El Cajon -- can't get TripAdvisor to change that) near Balboa Avenue. Dancing from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. We look forward to seeing... More