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Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill
Aileen Quinn & the Leapin' Lizards
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019


Neighborhood bar with an emphasis on live music, including roots, blues, swinging jazz, country, Americana.

Happy Feet Mondays

California Feetwarmers at Joe's Bar
The California Feetwarmers and gues performers at Joe’s Bar

Monday features mostly faster Bal / Shag music from the 20’s and 30’s. Lorenzo’s “Happy Feet Mondays” has some of the best gypsy jazz bands and Bal dancers around. Always plenty of people to dance with. Lots of Swing dance regulars. Not to be missed!

For more information and photos of Happy Feet Monday, see my article on the fifth anniversary.

Swing Tuesdays

Tuesdays also has Swing dancing with live bands playing more 40’s and 50’s style music suitable for Lindy. There is an intermediate lesson at 8PM with a beginner lesson at 8:30PM. The class is usually taught by Danielle O’Neal/(Danielle Deborah on FB) from the Fred Astaire Studio in Pasadena. On the rare case she’s out of town, Minn Vo usually fills in, but it always happens. DJ Nate spins danceable tunes in-between the band sets. Dancing goes late, until 1:30 to 1:45 AM! This is another great Swing event not to be missed!

Thursdays

Joe’s occasionally has Swing bands on Thursday nights. Check the Lindy Calendar to be sure.


General Info

Free street parking, mid-size dance floor, food til 10pm. Admission is free but there is a 2 drink / $6 minimum plus donation to band. Please abide by this and buy something in order to keep live Swing music happening here! Joe’s Bar has been a great venue for Swing dancers! – Brian


WHEN:Mondays, Tuesdays and sometimes Thursdays and once in a while Saturday
COST:Two-drink/$6.00 bar minimum + donations for band (suggested $5-10)
CROWD:A motley crew of Lindy Hop regulars, tattooed rockabilly folks, swing dance instructors, and some non-dancers who come just for the music thrown in.
VENUE SITE: joesgreatbar.com (venue)
FACEBOOK:Happy Feet Balboa Facebook Page

Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 West Magnolia Boulevard Burbank, CA 91505

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