Join in the celebration Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash.
GULFPORT - With Thanksgiving on Thursday, the weekend starts early, when Swing Time hosts a special event featuring live music and swing dancing. Join in the celebration Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash.
This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays. The Bash features live and swinging music by the St. Pete Blues All-Stars.
The event starts with a Blues Dance Lesson from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by Swing Dance Lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. and then Live Music and Dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.
All ages are welcome, no partner is needed, and it all happens in the spectacular waterfront ballroom of the Gulfport Casino.
St. Pete Blues All-Stars are a jump/blues/boogie/swing band featuring Boogie Woogie Hall-of-Famers, Liz Pennock on piano and Dr. Blues on guitar. They're joined by blues veterans, Mike Delaney on sax, Kim Harpo on harmonica, Don Cox on upright bass, and Dennis McCarthy on drums.
The All-Stars each have decades of experience playing locally and touring internationally, playing prestigious events, clubs, and festivals too numerous to mention. Renowned for musical expertise in their own bands, the All-Stars came together a couple of years back, and have been swinging ever since. A dancer favorite, they're one of the most popular bands to have ever played a Swing Time event! So get ready to dance and swing to music ranging from the Chicago Blues of Muddy Waters and Little Walter, to the Jump Blues of Big Joe Turner and Louis Jordan, to the band's own boogie-woogie infused compositions.