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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

The 5th Annual New Orleans Swing Dance Festival Featuring The 12th Annual Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:   
Amy Johnson, Event Director
(504) 223-4802
lindyshowdown@gmail.com

Website: www.lindyshowdown.net

 

The 5th Annual New Orleans Swing Dance Festival
Featuring The 12th Annual Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown

An international celebration of jazz music and jazz dances!
Friday, October 4th - Monday, October 7th

NEW ORLEANS, LA---Swing dancers and jazz fans from around the globe will gather in New Orleans on Friday, Oct 4th through Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 as they transport you to a time when swing was king and everybody danced.

Honoring the timeless marriage between jazz dance and live music, this unique festival includes community dance lessons, dance competitions done to live music, outdoor concerts with local bands, a second line parade, after parties and more. The event kicks off the evening of Thursday Oct 3rd with The New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo held at The Old US Mint.

Afternoon Events: Working in conjunction with The French Market, the New Orleans Swing Dance Festival host free outdoor concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. "The French Market Stomp" will feature live local dance bands, an outdoor dance floor, and exciting swing dance shows. Afternoon concerts include The Smoking Time Jazz Club (Friday), Ben Polcer's Showdown All Stars (Saturday), and The Russell Welch Quartet (Gypsy Jazz) (Sunday).

On Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, from Noon to 1pm at The French Market, there will be FREE Beginning Swing Dance Lessons sponsored by The Nola Jitterbugs.

Evening Events: The Friday Evening Dance takes place at The Scottish Rite Temple with live music by The Tomcats and The Shotgun Jazz Band. The Saturday Evening Dance is at Generations Hall with music by Ben Polcer's Showdown All-Star Band featuring Miss Sophie Lee, The Pfister Sisters, and Meschiya Lake. Sunday's Evening Dance is also at Generations Hall with Meschiya Lake & The Lil Big Horns. Each of these parties will also showcase the world's most exciting and talented swing dancers from across the globe, battling it out for cash prizes and bragging rights.

The official NOLA Swing Dance Festival after party takes place on Sunday Oct 6th after the Generations Hall event starting at 1a.m. at Maison Frenchmen. Music is by 7inch Soul Party, a local, all vinyl dance party spinning vintage R&B, Soul, & Funk records until the sun comes up.    

Closing Event: To end the festivities, dancers trade in their dance shoes for sneakers for the highly anticipated Musician vs. Dancers Baseball Game at St Roch Field on Monday at 3pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Admission: Afternoon events are free to attend. Weekend package tickets to the evening events are sold online on a sliding price scale. A la carte evening event tickets can be purchased at the door for $60 each.

For more information and to purchase tickets: Please visit the official website at www.lindyshowdown.net

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First Annual New Orleans Vintage Fashion & Lifestyle Expo

Thursday, October 3rd 7pm-12am

The Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA---An evening of roots music, retro and vintage-inspired fashion shows, vintage cars, vendors of old timey wares, men's & women's vintage clothing, hats, jewelry, accessories and collectibles, historical talks, Chorus Girl showcases, and live music entertainment by Tuba Skinny to finish it all off: We are thrilled to present the first ever gathering of vintage enthusiasts and collectors in New Orleans.

Kicking things off with a leisurely 'Vintage' Bike Ride through the Quarter at 6pm, guests are encouraged to dress in vintage clothing and ride from Louis Armstrong Park to their final destination at the Old US Mint.

Starting at 7pm, guests will pose for photographs in front of war era cars, peruse local vintage vendors' booths, sip on free cocktails until 8pm, and enjoy fashion shows and demonstrations on vintage beauty and etiquette.

So put on your favorite old duds or vintage-inspired threads, buy some if you don't have 'em, dance all night, and find yourself transported to the past!

This night marks the pre-party of the weekend-long New Orleans Swing Dance Festival and Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. (www.lindyshowdown.net)

Admission: $15 for the next 50 tickets sold, $20 for the next 50, and $25 at the door. VIP tickets/front row seats to all fashion shows are available on the website for $50.

For more information and to purchase tickets: Please visit the official website at www.nolavintageexpo.com

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