The Lake Norman Big Band is the premier big band in the greater Lake Norman area.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable musical arts organization formed by all-volunteer musicians.  The Lake Norman Big Band takes the stage with about 20 members and performs the full spectrum of jazz music from the 1920's to present day.  We perform selections from Dixieland, swing, bebop, Latin, jazz-rock fusion, faith and pop genres.  The group generally performs with 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones (2 alto, 2 tenor & baritone), a rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums & percussion) and vocalists.

The big band has performed regularly for the public on a monthly schedule since January 2010.  We also perform for charities, churches, festivals, non-profit organizations, clubs, fund raisers, veteran’s groups, corporate celebrations, etc.  We play in either concert venues or dinner/dance settings.  Playlists are developed specifically for each occasion.  The band is currently booking performance engagements.  Please contact us for more information.

Introducing our musical director for Fall 2014

JP VanHoy


Next Live Performances:

The Lake Norman Big Band Holiday Jazz Show
Third Monday Concert/Dance

Finish Line Restaurant at
George Pappas' Victory Lanes

Mooresville, NC

Monday, December 15, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Donations Requested


Christmas Jazz for Williamson's Chapel
Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church

 Mooresville, NC

Sunday, December 21, 2014

7:00 - 8:15 PM



The Lake Norman Big Band's musical home is the Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge.  This venue is located at 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville, NC. in George Pappas' Victory Lanes.  The concert/dance area is separated from the bowling alley by glass walls so the sound from the lanes does not disrupt our music. 

All shows are held on the third Monday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Dinner seating is available at booths, regular tables and high tops.  Limited seating is also available at the bar.  Reservations may be made by calling the Finish Line at 704-664-2695.  Those reservations are held by a charge of $15 per person.  Of this fee, $5 is a cover charge.  Upon your arrival at the venue, you will receive a $10 credit per person to apply to food and drink.  Any remaining seats are available on a first come/first served basis.

Our band welcomes donations in order to continue to provide quality programs.

We are excited to be able to continue to present the greater Lake Norman area with the finest in live big band jazz music.

Click here to read our feature article in the Charlotte Observer's
Mooresville News section - published on Wed. Sep. 3, 2014.

Click here to read our feature article in the Charlotte Observer's
Lake Norman News section - published on Wed. Feb. 1, 2012.

The Lake Norman Big Band is made possible in part, with funding by the Arts and Science Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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