Cultural preservationist and flat-picker extraordinaire Brennen Leigh comes to Campus JAX on Sun. June 19 (fathers day) for a 1 pm showcase with her Western swing band in support of her new album of original Western swing songs – “Obsessed with the West” (which features Asleep at the Wheel as her studio band.)
You may have heard she is channeling Cindy Walker and Bob Wills for this new endeavor – and it is compellingly danceable. Her original western swing numbers feel as comfortable as any classics you have hard from the 40s and 50s.
Openers will be the Soda Crackers from the Central Valley, who played a recent Hillbilly Jazz show at JAX, and perform very danceable western swing.
More info at StellarShows.net
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"Newport Beach's only supper club", Campus JAX features cabaret-style shows with dining, dancing, and seating at tables or the bar in an intimate listening room.
Christopher Burkardt's Stellar Shows (some of you may remember their shows at Don the Beachcomber) puts on a good number of Swing-danceable bands there every month. There is a large stage and good dance floor.
It is a supper club so a purchase is required, but there is no drink minimum. Food is Cajun/Creole and gets an impressive four-and-a-half stars on Yelp. Dinner prices range from $10-$18. Of course, there's also a full bar.
They put out multiple water tanks for dancers. Everybody has a seat - but you need not stay in your seats!
(Information and photos provided by Christopher Burkhardt and edited by Brian Shim).
|When: ||Various nights usually Thursdays through Sundays|
|Cost: ||Cover starts from $15 to $25 and goes up from there for tables and VIP seating|
|Crowd: ||I've never been here, so let me know!|
|Dress: ||Not formal, but dress up if you wish!|