1947: Flying saucers were zoomin’ as Frank Sinatra was croonin’!

For one special night this summer – Saturday, June 24, 2023 – the evening gown and fedora are back to celebrate the first appearance of the iconic Men in Black. As part of the 6/22 Men in Black Birthday Bash (MIBBB), Des Moines Legacy Foundation will host the Ol’ Blue Eyes Bayside Ball, featuring A Night at the Sands with Joey Jewell and the Swinging Sixties Orchestra. The doors will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the Des Moines Yacht Club (map below). The Bayside Ball is sure to be the talk of the town with incredible entertainment, appetizers and desserts showcasing local restaurants and eateries, plus amazing tabletop displays of glassworks by Des Moines’ own internationally renowned artist, George C Scott. Dress is ‘40s hip black and white, with a touch of blue to honor the Chairman of the Board. For more than 20 years, the Legacy Foundation has presented exciting and memorable gala events, such as its annual Poverty Bay Arts Gala and the Bayside Brunch at Anthony’s Homeport Restaurant. COVID hit like a funeral dirge, but the masks are now off and they’re ready to emerge.

Get Tix Now

As usual, Legacy is fundraising to support programs for local youth, seniors and the arts. Tickets are available at EventBrite.
    • General admission is $60.
    • Reserved tables (preferred seating for eight) are $600.
Contact the Des Moines Legacy Foundation at DesMoinesLegacyFoundation@gmail.com for information about sponsorship opportunities.

About Joey Jewell

Joey has been performing his tribute to Sinatra for over 30 years. For the last 17 years he has been performing his “Sinatra at the Sands” show with Jim Kerl’s Swingin Sixties Orchestra. Joey also performs with singer Chris Anderson in their show “Dueling Crooners” and occasionally with “Wally and the Beaves.” He is currently recording a Sinatra-style Christmas CD that will be released this coming November with a CD release concert at Green River Community College on Nov. 18. Joey retired from the City of Des Moines in 2013 where he was on the Marina staff for over 37 years. More info at www.joeyjewell.com.
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