Swing Dancing in Los Angeles and Orange County

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THE LA/OC LINDY CALENDAR

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July 2021

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THURSDAY JUL 1
Balboa Pavilion Newport Beach L.A. Swing Barons Great Gatsby 4th of July Kickoff Party 7-11PM $15-$30 2 drink minimum
Knott's Berry Farm RUMBLE KING first set 7:45-8:15 second set 9-9:30
Lindygroove LindyGroove Live Stream on Facebook 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Dance with us from your living room!
FRIDAY JUL 2
Fairfax Farmers Market Luca Ellis - Sinatra & The Great American Songbook 5-7PM
Atomic Ballroom Swing Dance Social DJ 8:30-11:55PM
Main Street Garden Grove Car show with live band and dancing (may not always be Swing) 6-8PM FREE
SATURDAY JUL 3
PBDA Pete Jacobs Swing Orchestra!! Lesson 7:30PM, Orchestra 8-11PM $20 at door
Campus Jax Hillbilly Jazz returns w/ DAVE & DEKE COMBO 8:30PM $20 and up
The Barkley Jumpin' Joz 9PM-1AM no cover but please buy food and drinks
SUNDAY JUL 4
Old Town Orange Circle THE BLUEGRASS BOYS 1-3:30
MONDAY JUL 5
Knott's Berry Farm Calico Stage Holy Crow Jazz Band 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Music in the Park La Canada Captain Cardiac & the Coronaries 3:30-6PM FREE!
TUESDAY JUL 6
Hangar 24 Irvine Ourdoor Swing dancing with live band 6-9PM, please tip the musicians and buy food and drinks
WEDNESDAY JUL 7
THURSDAY JUL 8
Knott's Berry Farm Rumble King 7:45-8:15, 9-9:30PM
Campus Jax Swing Kittens 7-8:30PM $15 and up
Lindygroove LindyGroove&39s Phased Soft Opening with series lessons and practice. No general admission for July.
FRIDAY JUL 9
Cypress Civic Center Wiseguys Big Band Machine free outdoor summer concert! 6-8PM
Old Town Orange Circle CANCELED BY CITY DUE TO CROWD AND NOISE
Atomic Ballroom Swing Dance Social DJ 8:30-11:55PM
Main Street Garden Grove Car show with live band and dancing (may not always be Swing) 6-8PM FREE
SATURDAY JUL 10
Godmothers San Pedro Rockin Rebels 8PM please buy drinks!
PBDA No Dance As We Ease Back Into Our Dancing Schedule
SUNDAY JUL 11
Hangar 24 Irvine Southwest Biscuit Company 4-7PM no cover but please buy drinks!
MONDAY JUL 12
Knott's Berry Farm Calico Stage Holy Crow Jazz Band 7:30 - 9:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 13
Hangar 24 Irvine Crown City Bombers 6-9PM please buy food and drink!
WEDNESDAY JUL 14
THURSDAY JUL 15
Fairfax Farmers Market Janet Klein AND Her Parlor Boys - 20s/30s vintage 5-7PM
Lindygroove LindyGroove&39s Phased Soft Opening with series lessons and practice. No general admission for July.
FRIDAY JUL 16
Fairfax Farmers Market The Sounds of The Supremes Motown 5-7PM
The Tango Room Sherman Oaks Beginner lesson 8-9:30PM, open swing dancing after
Atomic Ballroom Swing Dance Social DJ 8:30-11:55PM
Main Street Garden Grove Car show with live band and dancing (may not always be Swing) 6-8PM FREE
SATURDAY JUL 17
House Party GRAND FINALE DJs Sailor Mike, Little Red, Dr. Nate spin tunes on Zoom for the last time! 5-10PM
The Vintage Coctail Lounge Garden Grove Rockabilly Night 9PM-12AM
PBDA Sylvia Rodriguez & The Savoy 6 $20 Facemasks Optional. This Was A Wonderful Dance, Thanks To All Who Attendedand Thenpasadenas Mask Mandate Stopp..
SUNDAY JUL 18
Campus Jax Hillbilly Jazz with Seatbelt, Lil Sue & The Cow Tippers and Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces 2-5PM $19 and up
Fairhaven Memorial Park Santa Ana James Intveld 4-7PM limited seating, registration required
MONDAY JUL 19
Knott's Berry Farm Calico Stage Holy Crow Jazz Band 7:30 - 9:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 20
Hangar 24 Irvine Outdoor Swing dancing with J.P. McDermott and Western Bop 6-9PM, please tip the musicians and buy food and drinks
WEDNESDAY JUL 21
THURSDAY JUL 22
Lindygroove LindyGroove&39s Phased Soft Opening with series lessons and practice. No general admission for July.
FRIDAY JUL 23
Atomic Ballroom Swing Dance Social DJ 8:30-11:55PM
Main Street Garden Grove Car show with live band and dancing (may not always be Swing) 6-8PM FREE
SATURDAY JUL 24
LA MusArt YouTube Livestream The Fabulous Esquires Big Band Show 8PM free but RSVP required
Shenanigans Pub Long Beach Crown City Bombers 8PM to midnight
The Harp Inn Costa Mesa The OC Bops 3-6PM no cover but please buy food and drinks and tip the band
SUNDAY JUL 25
Duarte Elks Lodge South Burgundy Street Jazz Band 1-5PM $15
Barrelhouse Wailers Online Concert Facebook and YouTube 2-4PM donations accepted
Memorial Park La Caada Flintridge The Jack Lantz Big Band 6-8PM
MONDAY JUL 26
Knott's Berry Farm Calico Stage Holy Crow Jazz Band 7:30 - 9:30 PM
TUESDAY JUL 27
Hangar 24 Irvine Ourdoor Swing dancing with live band 6-9PM, please tip the musicians and buy food and drinks
WEDNESDAY JUL 28
Brea Concerts in the Park Red Light Brass Band 6:30PM FREE
THURSDAY JUL 29
Lindygroove LindyGroove&39s Phased Soft Opening with series lessons and practice. No general admission for July.
FRIDAY JUL 30
Cicada Club Tino Productions Big Band Dance Party 8:30PM $30 advance, $30 door
Atomic Ballroom Swing Dance Social DJ 8:30-11:55PM
Main Street Garden Grove Car show with live band and dancing (may not always be Swing) 6-8PM FREE
SATURDAY JUL 31
Campus Jax James Intvelds Aloha Elvis Dance Party 7-10PM $25 and up
PBDA Cancelled! The Jumpin Joz Band $20
Cicada Club Mambo Craze 8:30PM $30 advance, $45 door
       


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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 or post your flyer! - Brian

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  1. I posted a comment on Friends of PBDA about Joe’s Great American Bar closing, which had “permanent” indicated on a Google search of Joe’s. Someone in the know (not sure if they want their name publicly mentioned) replied as follows: “This “Permanently Closed” thing has been up and down on Google starting several months ago. However, as of 3 weeks ago, Joe’s was supposed to re-open late this month OR early August. IF all went well with the city and re-opening. So IF something has changed it’s because of the new mask mandate, which will probably put several places on hold or out of business, or at least delay re-openings. Hopefully Joe’s will just be delayed a bit, like to Sept.”

    1. We played at Joe’s many times for swing dances and love the place and the management, really hope it can stay open. John Williamson The Atomic Roots Orchestra.

  2. Jennifer Keith Sextet Cabaret Show
    Sat. Aug. 7 at Campus JAX Newport Beach

    Fans have described Jennifer Keith as “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Keely Smith, Doris Day and Julie London.”
    With her full-skirted fifties dress, and flowers in her hair like Billie Holiday, she echos the vintage ‘girl’ singer of the big band and swing era.​

    Audiences and dancers will be thoroughly entertained and transported back to a timeless era of entertainment “Where lounge meets pin-up.”

    Jennifer re-captures the Golden Age of Swing, and was renowned for her Las Vegas lounge act prior to the pandemic.

    Now she is coming back to the stage with her amazing sextet, and Campus JAX is her first stop on the tour.
    Their wide-ranging song list includes laid-back cocktail patois (“Just Squeeze Me”); love songs (“Dream of You”); mid-tempo anthems (“Our Day Will Come,” “You and the Night and the Music”) and includes hard rockabilly (“Two Hearts”).​

    Her fabulous band is led by Mando Dorame, the tenor saxophonist and co-founder of world renowned Royal Crown Revue; a band credited for reviving the swing movement. Among other credits, Royal Crown Revue has been featured numerous times in Dancing with the Stars and The Mask with Jim Carrey. Plus, Mando toured with Bette Midler as her saxophonist on 3 tours of the “Kiss My Brass” tour.

    Enjoy dinner, dancing and drinks in a cabaret setting with free parking, all ages and a fabulous menu starting at just $10.

    Entree required per person with 20% gratuity added.

    Make a reservation for this special jazz / swing experience now at StellarShows.net

  3. One of my favorite dance/social venues have been off-line with no updates in like forever. Anybody know anything about the status of Joe’s Great American Bar in Burbank? I am praying that it is not permanently closed.

      1. I hear you. I’ve reached out to a number of people who I know have contact with Trey and Nathan but no info yet. Man, what a loss that would be if it doesn’t re-open.

        All the best Brian!

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The Lindy Calendar is curated by Brian Shim, Asi Lang, Jennifer Stockert, 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.

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