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Swing Is Still King: 200 Club Keeps Big Band Era Jumping in Wheeling

Young Couples Invites to Come and Cut a Rug

February 16, 2014
By DANIEL DORSCH - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - By 1972 the Big Band and Swing music era was supposed to be long over. After running successfully through the 1930s and '40s, many of the most significant big bands broke up around 1946, and through the 1950s and '60s attention turned toward the new rock and roll genre. For devoted enthusiasts in the Ohio Valley, however, a whole new swing and big band experience was about to begin with the Swinging 200 Club.

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