We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

4255 Ruffin Rd, Champion Ballroom, El Cajon, CA 92123-1232
+1 858-566-2335
Review Highlights
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 20 September 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 16 May 2016
Carlsbad, California
Read all 7 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent100%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
19 Sep 2016
“A terrific concert/ dance!”
16 May 2016
“This is a terrific group”
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 19:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4255 Ruffin Rd, Champion Ballroom, El Cajon, CA 92123-1232
+1 858-566-2335
Write a Review
Reviews (7)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 20 September 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

Thank FilolaDee
Reviewed 16 May 2016

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

Thank GarrieLynn
Reviewed 6 January 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 29 December 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 23 February 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 27 December 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 27 December 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 26 December 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
Nearby Restaurants
Studio Diner
230 reviews
.73 km away
94th Aero Squadron
228 reviews
1.07 km away
Cucina Basilico
46 reviews
1.26 km away
Bud's Louisiana Cafe
102 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Societe Brewing Company
20 reviews
2.65 km away
Stadium Golf Center & Batting Cages
6 reviews
2.50 km away
Kilowatt Brewing
6 reviews
3.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines