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L.A. Swing Dance News on Monday, August 19th 2019


A New Revival of Western Swing?

Sage from the Lucky Stars

I went to a few events recently that made me think about the popularity of Western Swing, and how the dance crowds seem to be getting bigger for bands of this genre compared to previous years. The first band I’m…

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THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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August 2019

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1
Joe's Bar Slap
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano, Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
2
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
3
Disney Fantasy Faire The Jazz Cartel
Joe's Bar James Intveld (cover charge)
PBDA Live Band
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
4
DTLA Central Library Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys 2-3:15PM FREE
Joe's Bar Catfish & the Hollywood Hound Dogs
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
5
Joe's Bar The Rolling Figs Orchestra @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
Palm Garden Hotel Thousand Oaks Harry Selvin Big Band 7-1PM, lesson at 8:30PM $10, BYOP
6
Redlands Bowl Pete Jacobs Orchestra Featuring the Hollywood Hotshots 8PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Debra Watson & the Smokin' Aces
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
7
Pour Vous Swingtronic featuring Holly St. Stompers and DJ Professor Watson 9PM-2AM 2 drink minimum 21
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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
8
Montebello City Park Bandshell Concert in the Park with The Wise Guys Big Band Machine 7-9PM FREE!
Joe's Bar 8pm - MOVIE NIGHT - The Blues Brothers - Soundtrack performed live by THE DEEP CUTS
Lindy Groove DJs Melissa Marzigliano & Jonathan Stout & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
9
Fairfax Farmers Market California Feetwarmers! 7-9PM West Patio
Brand Library Plaza Series Vignes Rooftop Revival - FREE 7PM-8:30PM (outdoors, cement)
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
10
Disney Fantasy Faire The Swing Machine
Cliftons Downtown La The Moontones! 10PM $10 after 9PM 21 and over
Skirball Cultural Center California Feetwarmers 12-3PM requires museum admission $12
PBDA Live Band
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
11
Joe's Bar 6pm - IES Honors Ultimate Elvis Celebration
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
12
Disney Fantasy Faire Holly Street Stompers (courtyard)
Joe's Bar The Penny Matches @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
13
Joe's Bar Crown City Bombers - Summer Stomp Dance Party
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
14
Strutter's Ball Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang! Lesson 7:45PM, Dancing 8:30-midnight,$15 cover, $2 discount for student/military
Brea Concerts in the Park The Alley Cats 6:30-8PM FREE
Disney Fantasy Faire She Sings She Swings (courtyard)
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band, Beginner & Intermediate lessons 7:30-8PM
Metro Swing Pomona DJ, Lesson 7:30PM, Dancing 8:30 $5 cover
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
15
Montebello City Park Bandshell Concert in the Park with Joe May & Tuxedo Junction Orchestra 7-9PM FREE!
Lindy Groove DJs Juan Cuadra & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
16
PCH Club Long Beach James Intveld's Aloha Elvis Party 8PM $20 and up
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
17
Disney Fantasy Faire Phat Cat Swinger
Third Saturday Swing DARK TONIGHT - MOVED TO FOURTH SATURDAY
Automobile Driving Museum 7-piece big band 6-11PM $40 advance, $50 door, includes drink
Cliftons Downtown La Mad Hat Hucksters debut at Clifton's! 9PM-1AM $10 after 9PM 21 and over
PBDA Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
18
Huntington Beach Summer Series Ginger & The Hoosier Daddys 5-6:30PM outdoor dancing with free lesson!
Ford Theatre San Fernando Aileen Quinn and the Leapin' Lizards 5-6PM
Soho Dance La Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang! $15, beginner class at 7PM, band at 8PM (6:45 Steve Sayer class is $5 extra)
Joe's Bar 6pm - Jonny Whiteside presents The Messaround
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
19
Joe's Bar John Reynolds @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Lindy Hop Stop DJ or live band, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7-$15
20
Disney Fantasy Faire Holy Crow Jazz Band (courtyard)
Joe's Bar Maureen & the Mercury 5
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
21
Pour Vous California Feetwarmers! 9PM-2AM 2 drink minimum 21 and over
Rusty's Rhythm Club Danny Freyer & The Red Hot Flyers Rusty's Rhythm Rascals Performance, 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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
22
Joe's Bar 8:30pm - Cody Bryant presents: This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band (18-piece)
Lindy Groove DJs Kelly Young, Andrew Jose & Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
23
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
Do Something Blue Blues DJ, lesson 8:30-9:15PM dancing till 1AM $10
24
Disney Fantasy Faire The Side Street Swing Orchestra
Third Saturday Swing Fourth Saturday this month! DJ 8-11PM
Disney Fantasy Faire Side Street Swing Orchestra
PBDA Pete Jacobs Hollywood & Vinyl Swing Band
Cicada Club Russ Wilsonand His Famous Orchestra 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
The Blue Swing San Bernardino Swing 'n Blues with DJ Darcy 8PM-midnight
25
Original Mike's Santa Ana Hillbilly Jazz Matinee with Deke Dickerson & the Whippersnappers and more 1-6PM $15 and up
Huntington Beach Summer Series The Wiseguys Big Band Machine 5-6:30PM outdoor dancing with free lesson!
Joe's Bar Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues
Atomic Ballroom Sunday Shake, Rattle, and Roll $8
26
Joe's Bar The Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
27
Joe's Bar The Big Butter Jazz Band
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
Las Hadas Northridge Johnny Vanna's Big Band Alumni mornings 10:30AM-12:30PM, BYOP
28
Rusty's Rhythm Club Jumpin' Joz Rusty's Rhythm Rascals Performance, 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
Las Hadas Northridge Top Hat Big Band playing Swing and Latin 7-9PM no cover, BYOP
29
Joe's Bar Woody Mankowski & the Rumproller All-Stars
Lindy Groove Offiical Camp Hollywood Pre-Party!
Phoenix Club Anaheim Big Band Swing and ballroom dancing 7PM $10 BYOP
30
Atomic Ballroom Irvine Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
31
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown
PBDA NO DANCE TONIGHT, were annually DARK for Labor Day Weekend.
Cicada Club Jack's Catsvintage Swing Band 8:30 PM ADVANCE DISCOUNT ADMISSION $20REGULAR PRICE $25 BYOP
Cliftons Downtown La Live band 10PM-2AM $10 after 9PM, 21 and over only
       


POST FLYERS, UPDATES, COMMENTS HERE!

Promoters, post your event flyers and updates here! Dancers, feel free to comment or ask a question about an event! Scroll to the bottom to comment. - Brian

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  1. The return of the Quebe Sisters to Southern California – at Campus JAX on Tues. March 19.

    The Quebe Sisters perform their unmatched western swing concert in Newport Beach.

    If you’ve never seen their amazing talents on their fiddles and vocals, you are in for a treat.

    While they usually play large auditoriums like the Kennedy Center and on Prairie Home Companion, we are presenting the Sisters in the intimate showroom at Campus Jax in Newport Beach, where you can enjoy a delightful dinner while listening and dancing to their Texas Fiddles and Progressive Western Swing!

    Don’t miss this chance to see a truly class act. Guaranteed you won’t be able to sit still. Dance floor.

  2. The Ameripolitan Western Swing Group of the Year is coming to Original Mike’s Santa Ana on Friday April 12.

    The Carolyn Sills Combo makes their 4th appearance in the OC and are joined by Lil Sue & the Cowtippers for an evening of western swing dancing!

    Large dance floor, plenty of good eats and free parking! 7:30 – 10:30 pm

  3. Hi Brian,
    Please add the LA Shag Festival night dances to your calendar! Single night tickets are available in advance for a discount. Our lineup is:
    Friday, April 12: California Feetwarmers AND Holy Crow Jazz Band
    Saturday, April 13: Southwest Biscuit Company AND Candy Jacket Jazz Band
    Sunday, April 14: Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos AND Carl Sonny Leyland Quartet plus Dave Stuckey

  4. I live in Long Beach. Thanks to this Calendar, I discovered the Louis Prima, Jr. show/dance in Bellflower on March 21 at 7pm ($20). Anyone thinking of going?

    That is operated by Stellar Shows who also have Western Swing bands at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana – next two are March 23 and 24. https://www-stellarshows-net.seatengine.com/calendar Anyone want to meet me there for either of those shows?

    Note: Western Swing (hot) is NOT West Coast Swing (boring) – it’s Country Swing – you can do your East Coast moves.

      1. Thanks for the notice that Stellar Shows is bringing in plenty of western swing to the OC, in addition to Louis Prima Jr. this Thursday.

        On Sun. March 24 is Deke Dickerson’s new western swing band Deke & The Whippersnappers debuting at our Hillbilly Jazz matinee series at Original Mike’s in the Arts District of Santa Ana. Also appearing are Amber Foxx plus Abby Girl & The Real Deal. 1-5 pm. Deke was just named Musician of the Year by the Ameripolitan in Memphis.

        Before that, this Tuesday 3/19 the Quebe Sisters bring their progressive western swing to Campus Jax in Newport Beach.

        And on Friday April 12, Ameripoliitan’s 2018 Western Swing band of the year comes to Original Mike’s: The Carolyn Sills Comb plus Lil Sue & the Cowtippers.

        April 28 is Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys plus the Moontones and Adrianna Marie Blues Band.

        All shows feature a dinner menu, cabaret seating, free parking, all ages – and a hardwood dance floor.

        Don’t call the venue – just go to http://www.StellarShows.net for a whole lot more. – Christopher 714-809-6146

        1. Thanks for posting Christopher!

          I’ve added these to the calendar except for the Big Sandy show – I couldn’t find a link for that one. Let me know when you have it.

          Thanks,
          Brian

        2. Great! That you’ve decided that Western Swing can/should be included here. I hope to go to many of them, especially since Santa Ana is close to me. If anyone’s going, let me know…

  5. Saturday, July 13th: BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!

    A taste of what you’re in for!
    https://youtu.be/grk4zCij-EU
    And our mini promo:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td77cENel_I
    Alec’s dance email list signup link: http://eepurl.com/uMs-9
    Come see Grace and Alec leading the band through lots of gorgeous tunes!

    BEE’S KNEES SPEAKEASY & SWING DANCE featuring GOT THAT SWING!, hosted by the city of Mission Viejo!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/MissionViejoLife/
    Made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts
    https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

    The Bee’s Knees Speakeasy & Swing Dance is a LIVE BAND Swing dance with the theatrics of Alec Marken’s Prohibition Era ingredients! Please RSVP “GOING”, SHARE WIDELY, and INVITE YOUR SO-CAL CONTACTS!

    ALL AGES WELCOME

    Saturday 7/13/19
    Beginner Swing dance lesson: 6:30pm
    Live music and dancing 7-9:30pm
    $15 for adults, cash only (most live band Swing shows are $15 to $30 AND IN L.A., so this is a steal!)
    KID FRIENDLY! Children 10 & under: $10
    Beer and wine (and snacks) available, bring your ID!
    Food and beverages brought to you by Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo! This event is made possible by the Mission Viejo Friends of the Arts:
    https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

    At the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center:
    24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
    HUGE DANCE FLOOR!!!
    Coming from Marguerite, continue up La Paz, turn LEFT onto Veterans Way, and proceed to the end, arriving at the long parking lot!

    Live band GOT THAT SWING!
    https://www.facebook.com/GOT-THAT-SWING-1438212619765560/
    Plus Prohibition era theatrics w/Alec Marken & friends!

    Hosted By:
    City of Mission Viejo
    Friends Of The Arts: a 501c3 which supports arts in Mission Viejo
    https://www.facebook.com/MVFriendsoftheArts/

    Produced by Alec Marken
    http://www.alecmarken.com
    Swing Avec Alec: http://www.facebook.com/SwingAvecAlec

    Our lovely Grace Fae’s professional page:
    https://www.facebook.com/GraceFaeOfficial

    Show Mission Viejo that you want this event to continue! If YOU come out and support an amazing event/experience like this, it may continue. Give yourself, and everyone else in SoCal, the possibility of experiencing the Bee’s Knees again in Mission Viejo! Join us, and tell EVERYONE you know in SoCal, who has any appreciation for Swing music, a live Swing band, and a spacious dance floor!

  6. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact: Danielle O’Neill or Christina Coffey
    740 E. Green Street,
    Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
    Phone: (818) 415-8695 or (818) 326-6394
    Email: westernswingout@gmail.com
    Website: http://www.westernswingout.com
    Date: May 24th-27th, 2019

    Western Swing Out, Memorial Day Weekend in Tehachapi, CA

    Tehachapi, CA – May 24th – 27th, 2019 – Denimbelle and Up & Up Productions presents the third annual Western Swing Out Weekender. Three days and three nights of live music, fashion and dancing of the vintage 1930s-1950s era. Dance Classes Taught by Dave Frutos and Kim Clever, & Stephen Sayer and Corinne.

    20 Live Bands, 6 DJ’s Spinning Vinyl, 10 Vintage Vendors, Couples Dancing, Best Dressed Competition, Swing Dance Classes, Classic Car Show, Memorial Day Parade & Picnic, Beer Garden, Best Boots Contest, Whiskey Tasting, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Jive vs. Lindy Contest, And Much Much More!

    Friday Evening Kicks off the weekend with a meet and greet that includes Live music Performances, a DJed record Hop, cocktails and dancing.
    Saturday is a full day and Night of swing dance classes, Vintage Western Fashion Show, Best Dressed Competition, Best Boots Competition, and Live Music Performances, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing!

    Sunday Kicks off our First Annual Vintage Classic car and Motorcycle show! It includes Four Live Music Performances, Swing Dance Classes, Whiskey Tasting, DJed Record Hop, Cocktails and Dancing. Sunday evening continues for full weekend pass holders with More lives Performances, the Lindy Vs Jive Competition, DJed record hop, cocktails and Dancing.

    Monday wraps up the event at the Philip Marx Gazebo in the Park. Live music and vintage picnicing until 6pm

    Website http://www.westernswingout.com has a full list of bands, times and location addresses for the entire event.

    Ticket prices start at $45 for a car show only ticket and $159 for the full weekend pass.

    For Sponsorship, Press Info or advertising opportunities Contact Danielle O’Neill (Contact Info Listed Above)

    1. By the way, if you’d like to write a guest blog post about this event (i.e.,, what it’s like to attend, what activities there will be, bands, etc.) I’d be glad to work with you on that and publish it on this site!

      Brian

  7. Hi there everybody!

    My name is Virginia, I am coming from Spain, Europe, and will be in LA area during a few weeks, arriving tomorrow March, 7!!!
    I would looooove to go to some social dance.
    Please, for this upcoming weekend, where could I go?? I dance Lindy Hop (follower and leader), Balboa, Rock and Roll, some Shag and some Blues….hahaha
    Also maybe I could help in your March 30 class, I have been dancing for 5 years now and I have some (little) experience teaching.
    Well, I hope to meet people around!!
    Best regards,

    1. Hi Virgina,

      Welcome to LA! We’ve got a ton of swing dance events here! Unfortunately one of my favorite weekend venues, Clifton’s, is on hiatus for dancing right now. But, other venues that I like are Lindygroove on Thursdays, Pour Vous and Rusty’s on Wednesdays, Joe’s Bar on Mondays, and Third Saturday Swing and PBDA on Saturdays.

      More info here:
      https://www.swingdance.la/the-best-swing-dance-venues/

      You can also try joining this group:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/SwingDanceFriendsLA/

      Best,
      Brian

  8. Tonight (3/1) and 3/8 Downtown Disney – Jazz Cartel (Curtis Perry, former lead singer of Phat Cat!)

    Phat Cat on a bunch of nights this month at California Food & Wine Fest in Disneyland (California Adventure, I believe).

    Be sure to check out the FB group for Disney Park Dance Bands- lots of good stuff!

  9. Hi Brian.
    Can you post this?
    March 23rd at Buena Park Ehlers Community Center

    Mostly a Senior Crowd. Lost of Good Dancers. Huge Dance floor.

    Lots of Swing… but other stuff too!

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