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The Plugged In event  

came to be...

The Plugged In concert started as the result of the Youth Advisory Council making the recommendation to the Chandler Cultural Foundation Board of Directors to provide entertainment that would be of interest to a teen audience.  When the Program Committee was looking at acts to consider for the Free Summer Concert Series the recommendation that the Youth Advisory Council had made was brought up to the committee. 


The Program Committee moved forward with the idea and invited Youth Advisory Council Alums to help curate the concert.  Plugged In was born and in the first year 6 teen acts performed to over 500 audience members. 


In the second year of Plugged In, Rock ‘n Roll High School was invited to participate and combined teens from both organizations as curators.  The teens met as a committee and organized auditions at Alice Coppers Town and Hard Rock Café for local teen bands.  


Nine bands were selected to performing the opening night of the Free Summer Concert Series which was part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration weekend for the Chandler Center for the Arts.


Historical information provided by:

Debbie Rubenstrunk


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Plugged IN Concert 2014
Pioneering Host
Cooperstown PLUGGED IN Auditions

Benny Goodman's

Why Don't You Do Right?

The Andrews Sisters

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy


The Mole - Harry James Orchestra

With A Song In My Heart - Doris Day

​South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby

Lover Come Back To Me - Artie Shaw
He's Funny That Way - Billie Holiday
You'll Never Walk Alone - Judy Garland
Cross Your Heart - Artie Shaw
Pyramid - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
Are You Hep To The Jive? - Cab Calloway
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree - Glenn Miller
I'm Making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald
G. I. Jive - Louis Jordan
April In Paris - Buster Bailey Sextet
In A Persian Market - Larry Clinton
Sugar Blues - Clyde McCoy
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? - Artie Shaw
Body And Soul - Louis Armstrong
I Hear A Rhapsody - Charlie Barnet
Summit Ridge Drive - Artie Shaw
Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald
Bonaparte's Retreat - Kay Starr
Gotta Be This Or That - Benny Goodman
I Love You - Jo Stafford
In Apple Blossom Time - The Andrews Sisters

Louis Armstrong

Body And Soul


The Gypsy - The Ink Spots

Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey Band
And The Angels Sing - Benny Goodman Orchestra
Taking A Chance On Love - Benny Goodman
Get Your Kicks On Route 66 - Nat "King" Cole
The Trolley Song - Judy Garland
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie - Fats Waller
Choo-Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby
Celery Stalks At Midnight - Will Bradley
All The Things You Are - Artie Shaw
Long Ago And Far Away - Dick Haymes
I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James Band
Frenesi - Artie Shaw & Orchestra
All Or Nothing At All - Harry James Band
Candy - Johnny Mercer
Artistry In Rhythm - Stan Kenton
The House Of Blue Lights - Ella Mae Morse
Mr. Five By Five - Ella Mae Morse
As Time Goes By - Dooley Wilson
Skylark - Harry James Band
Personality - Johnny Mercer
Moonlight In Vermont - Billy Butterfield
Fools Rush In - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Bing Crosby

Swinging On A Star

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