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FEATURED VIDEO - 08/13/2018

Live Collegiate Shag – Dancing on the Beach!

I’m a huge fan of Kendall and Ronnie’s Live Collegiate Shag videos. Here’s the latest one with some great moves, not to mention dancing on sand! – Brian

ATOMIC BALLROOM FULLERTON OPENING IN AUGUST 2018

Atomic Ballroom Fullerton

In exciting news for the Orange County dance community, Shesha and Nikki Marvin, owners of Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, are opening an additional location in historic downtown Fullerton on August 1st 2018! The venue will be called Atomic Ballroom Fullerton. Previously at that location was Fullerton DanceSport Center. It was also the home of Inspiration Continue Reading…





THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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August 2018

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
1
Pour Vous Close Shave Quartet! 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks 21 and over only
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
2
University Village Riverside Jumpin' Joz 7-9PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Slap
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra, Blake Thiessen & Vicky Chan
3
Fairfax Farmers Market Nutty 7-9PM FREE!
Brand Library Glendale Holy Crow Jazz Band 7-8:30PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La LA Swing Barons 9PM-2AM no cover 21 and over only
The Mixx in Pasadena Crown City Bombers - 8PM-12:30AM - NO Cover, but please buy drinks and/or food
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Alpha Rhythm Kings - Wear dapper Disney-inspired attire! 7:30PM lesson 8:30-midnight dancing!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
4
Disney Fantasy Faire Fresh Rhythm Big Band
Redondo Beach Pier LA Swing Barons 6-8PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La Candy Jacket Jazz Band 10PM $10 after 10PM 21 and over only
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
PBDA Live Band
5
Joe's Bar John Marx & Morganfield Burnett 8PM
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
6
The Famous in Glendale - Jazz Mondays 8PM-Midnight Gretje Angell (v.), Will Brahm (g.), Gabe Davis (b.), Mark San Filippo (d.)
Joe's Bar Dave Stuckey & the Hot House Gang @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
7
Joe's Bar Doug Roegiers and His Lucky 7
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
8
Pour Vous Olivia K. Harris Combo 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks!
Strutter's Ball The Candy Jacket Jazz Band! Lesson at 7:45PM, dancing till midnight $15
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
9
Joe's Bar Seatbelt featuring Scotty McLean
Lindy Groove DJs TBA & Vicky Chan
10
Cliftons Downtown La Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, feat. Hilary Alexander 10:30PM no cover, 21 and over only
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
11
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Holiday Inn Burbank Crown City Bombers at Casting Call Lounge 8:30PM 2 drink minimum
Cliftons Downtown La Barrellhouse Wailers 10PM-1AM 21 and over $10 cover after 10PM
Marina Del Rey Chase Park The Moontones 6PM lesson 8PM screening of Grease - Free JAM series
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
12
Riverside Junction Summer Sun Swing Social with lesson at 1PM, dancing from 2-5PM $10 at the door
Third Street Promenade Darrell's Potluck Dance - blues, swing, Westie 6-9PM
Joe's Bar The Deep Cuts
13
Joe's Bar The California Feetwarmers @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
14
Redlands Bowl The Sinatra Band 8-10:30PM FREE!
Joe's Bar From Austin TX Debra Watson and the Smokin' Aces
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
15
City Hall Park Brea Wise Guys Big Band 6:30-8PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Pour Vous Ada Pasternak and Friends at Swingtronic! 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy drinks
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
16
Joe's Bar The Moontones
Lindy Groove DJ Kelly Young, Juan Cuadra & Andrew Jose
17
Lindy Loft Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang with lesson at 8PM band 9-midnight $15 all-ages
California Plaza Downtown LA The California Feetwarmers & Hermanos Herrera 8PM FREE!
Cliftons Downtown La The Fabus Four with Natalie Hanna Mendoza! 10PM no cover but please buy drinks! 21 and over only
Cicada Club The Wiseguys Big Band Machine 8:30 PM ADMISSION $30 ADVANCE OR DOOR BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
18
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Cats Big Band
Downtown Disney Five Got Rhythm
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Third Saturday Swing DJ 8PM-1AM
19
The Wiltern Roaring 20's Night with Lizzy & the Triggermen, lesson 7PM, band 8:30-11PM $10-$60
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
20
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
21
Joe's Bar Doa Oxford
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
22
Downtown Buena Park Scot Bruce Elvis tribute band 7-9PM FREE
Rusty's Rhythm Club The Incomparable Barbara Morrison With Bobby Barron and His Swing Thing Band, Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
23
Joe's Bar JayDee Maness
Lindy Groove DJs Shana Worel
24
Fairfax Farmers Market Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys 7-9PM FREE!
Cicada Club The Fresh Rhythm 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $25REGULAR PRICE $30 BYOP
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
25
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
Automobile Driving Museum Summer Swing Nights with the Swing Dames & their 7-Piece Band 7PM $20 advance, $30 at door
Station Square Park Monrovia Boxcar 7 7-8:30PM FREE!
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
26
Huntington Beach Public Library Wise Guys Big Band Machine 5-6:30PM, lesson 4:15PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Rachel Rizner & the Resonators
27
Downtown Disney Holy Crow Jazz Band
Joe's Bar The John Reynolds Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Atomic Ballroom Fullerton Monday Lindy Hop Pratice 9PM $5
28
Joe's Bar Aileen Quinn and The Leapin' Lizards
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Time2Dance Moreno Valley DJ with ECS lesson at 6:30PM, Lindy lesson 7:30PM, dance from 7:30-11PM $6
29
Downtown Disney Holly Street Stompers
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz SPECIAL: Performance by Rusty's Rhythm Rascals, Beg and Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Strutter's Ball DJ, Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$10 or $15 if live band $2 discount for student/military
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
30
Joe's Bar The Sax Offenders
Lindy Groove Camp Hollywood kick off Party
31
Brand Library Glendale Bobby Barron & the Swing Thing Band with Barbara Morrison 7-8:30PM FREE!
Camp Hollywood Mint Julep Jazz Band 9PM-midnight after-hours DJ $25- Cabaret movie theme
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM no cover but please buy food or drink
 

POST EVENTS, FLYERS, CORRECTIONS HERE

If you know of a swing dance event that is not on the Lindy Calendar, please post a link below and I'll add it! Let us know about any corrections as well. Jump to comment form. - Brian

Reader Comments

beeceeinla says:

this sunday joe’s is featuring paulie cerra with members of joe bonamassa’s band (including joe bonamassa):

https://www.facebook.com/events/216923215591667/

Jack says:

Question: Is there still a live band at Clifton’s on Friday nights? I called and she said that it was only on Saturdays now.

bmchoo says:

Dave Stuckey is at Strutter’s on the 27th if you can update it!

Jack Malmstrom says:

Every American jazz act eventually travels to Paris — Jack’s Cats is no different! (Well, sorta.)

On
Wednesday June 13th from 7:30 to 9:30, swing clarinetist & saxman
Jack Malmstrom brings his Jack’s Cats Swing Trio to the crown jewel of
the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance — Le Petit Paris!

S’il vous plaît joindre à nous! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c545b1aa0aa4b9904f16fd5da65e2b6d78737d5c4ba29928b197694c51a0cfc.jpg

beeceeinla says:

the leftover cuties are performing at the edison this thursday night

beeceeinla says:

the curtis parry jazz cartel (9 piece big band w/curtis parry doing sinatra style vocals) plays at the edison in DTLA tonight.

Julian Krzysiak says:

The Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA presents our 13th Annual End of Spring Swing Party! Celebrating the end of the academic year for Bruins and all the great memories made, we have held this event to help everyone enjoy a fun, entertaining night, where we can all learn and experience what makes Swing so captivating!

Monday, June 4th, 7-11:30 p.m. at UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom (on the 2nd floor of Ackerman Union)

7 p.m. Doors Open
7:30-9 Swing Lessons
9-11:30 Swing Party

Live Music featuring Swing Inc., a 10-piece professional band!

No Experience Required!

Free Admission! (donations greatly appreciated)

Complimentary Refreshments!

Everyone welcome to all our events!

https://www.facebook.com/events/182700055891661/

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Frank Giffen says:

Aileen Quinn and the Leapin’ Lizards at The Peoples’ Place in San Pedro on Saturday from 8-12pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/381951472305841/383021642198824/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1525974241335086

beeceeinla says:

gypsy blues band playing at joes this sunday

Anna says:

May 16, 2018 at 8:30pm at the Edison downtown there will be a night of Big Band. Check their official website for the calendar and more info.

Anna says:

May 16, 2018 at 8:30pm at the Edison downtown there will be a night of Big Band. Check there official website calendar for more info.

edboswell says:

Jesse Dayton plus Jimmy Dale & the Beltline
Thursday, May 24th

Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank 91505
Doors open 8:00pm

A killer double bill starring Jesse Dayton showcasing his new CD with an opening set by Oklahoma Honky Tonk King, Jimmy Dale & the Beltline. Swing dancing all night from 8:30 ’til 1am

VIP Reserved Seats (best in house): $30
Reserved Seats (rear/side): $20
​General Admission (standing): $15
Advance Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jesse-dayton-with-jimmy-dale-the-beltline-tickets-44860643392

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Queenie Valencia says:

James Intveld & the Honky-Tonk Palominos
Saturday, April 28th

James Intveld and his band return to Bellflower for a night of swing dancing to original tunes and Bakersfield sound classics. New dance venue with a huge dance floor, ample seating, and super cheap drinks!

Fraternal Order of Eagles Social Club
9816 Cedar Street
Bellflower 90706
Conveniently located 2 blocks of 91 Fwy between 710 and 605 with free parking
Doors open 8:00pm
At the Door:
General Admission $15

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Jack Malmstrom says:

Follow Jack’s Cats to the Barkley this Friday, April 27th 9PM – 1AM.
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Alec Marken says:

This Saturday, 4/21/18, 9pm to midnight:
GOT THAT SWING! plays Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille
Free show, high quality food and drinks!
https://www.facebook.com/events/204497436817420/

Happy Feet Nights says:

Monday 4/9: Balboa J’nJ contest at Joe’s in Burbank!!! – $100 cash for winners + dance passes to LA Shag Festival * No entry fee * Very limited number of spots * Preregister via LABalboaNight@gmail.com * Sign up by 10pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/158583671473944/

Viva Las Vegas Pre-Party W/ Big Sandy
Saturday, April 14th
The Broken Drum In Long Beach

With a lineup that includes A Jay Wade & Tennessee No. 9 from the UK, and Jimmy Dale & Beltline from Oklahoma, and Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys from everywhere, the official Viva Las Vegas Pre-party at the new Broken Drum will be rockin’ late into the night.

Located in the Pike District on 91 S. Pine St. in Long Beach, the Broken Drum is a musician’s nightclub, where fans will be seated cabaret-style with dance floor and Latin-inspired menu.

20 beers on tap!

Public parking, street parking and valet parking.

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9b442ae38aaa465424a0820ff082f82191bdf911ed0eda3ada906025c24956a0.jpg Advance ticket sales:

https://www-stellarshows-net.seatengine.com/shows/76822

Effie Rock-Step says:

The next Mid-¢ Shake is happening on Monday, April 23rd at 7:30pm! It’s an oldies sock hop with soda pop and photo-ops. Intro to East Coast Swing lesson from Effie’s Rock-Step at 8pm, followed by DJ-ed 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s music until 10:30pm. All Ages, $5 suggested donation, LGBTQ+ friendly, and all welcome! At Junior High- 5656 Hollywood Blvd. L.A. 90028

https://www.facebook.com/events/578468779183692/

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The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim and Juliann Budimir as a service to the LA/OC swing dance community. While we take great care to find and enter the information on the calendar, we do not guarantee its accuracy. Please check with the venues themselves by consulting their website or Facebook Page, or by calling them directly before traveling to an event. Please report errors in the comment section below. For a quick guide to which swing dance venue is best for you, check out this article.

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