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Swing w/ Live Music
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $15 / $10 Students
Dancing to live music 8:00 to 11:00 PM. Dance music during intermissions by DJ Frank Vernon.
Swing dance class 7:00 PM included. Suitable for all dancers.
Always the best bands!
Saturday 19 May 2019
The Colorado Swing Big Band
This is a full-on, top-notch traditional big band which plays the classics as wells as more modern material. Based in Fort Collins, we bring them to The Avalon every year for their great sound and reliably danceable music.
Colorado Swing features top musical and vocal talent. Their arrangements showcase the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Harry James, Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, Les Brown, George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Buddy Rich, Brian Setzer, Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Darin, Doc Severinsen, Etta James, Nora Jones, Michael Buble, Patsy Cline, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald as well as contemporary popular songs and artists.
This will be an evening of great dance music!
Admission: $15 per person general; $10 students with I.D.; volunteers free. Children $10 only with responsible adult in charge. Cash or check at the door.
Light snacks provided. There is a coat room.
All ages welcome. No partner or dance experience required.
Please wear non-marking shoes. Dress to express yourself! Casual is fine.
For weather and other scheduling alerts see the Event Calendar; we almost never cancel an event due to weather.
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This swing series is sponsored by American Vernacular Dance, a member group of the Boulder Dance Coalition.
2019 Schedule of Bands
Jan 19 – The Crystal Swing Big Band
Feb 16 – The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra Featuring Deborah Stafford
Mar 16 – Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles
Mar 30 – Your Father’s Mustache Band
April 20 – The After Midnight Jazz Band
May 18 – The Colorado Swing Big Band
Jun 15 – NO SWING THIS NIGHT
Jun 29 – The Neil Bridge 7+ Ensemble with Karen Lee Bridge
Jul 20 – Don Elwood’s Big Band
Aug 17 – Bob Harris and The Bringers of Swing
Aug 31 – NO SWING THIS NIGHT
Sep 21 – Swing City
Oct 19 – The After Midnight Jazz Band
Nov 16 – William and the Romantics
Nov 30 – Dixie Leadfoot and The Chrome Strutsw
Dec 21 – The Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra
Dec 31 New Years Eve – Joe Smith and After Midnight