*** It's a great day to see a live band! See you tonight! ***
UPDATE #7: There are still 7 spots left, so you may claim a spot by arriving early with exact cash. Also, there are usually 2 no-shows for this event, so you just might be able to join us. Make sure to come early with exact cash.
UPDATE #6: The Bethesda Theater venue is also known as the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club. If you're taking Metro, the Bethesda stop is a block away. If you're driving, parking is available in the Cheltenham garage right behind the venue for $1 per hour until 10pm (then free after that).
UPDATE #5: The early-bird price has ended and the ticket price is now $15. Looking forward to seeing you there!
UPDATE #4: We've been able to extend the early bird price! The first 20 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Thurs. Apr. 17th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $15.
UPDATE #3: There are 9 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $12 to $15 when the early bird spots are gone or before Fri. Apr. 11th (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Apr. 6th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot. I hope to see you there!
UPDATE #2: DJ Noel Sonkwa has also been added to the line up. He has DJ’d throughout the east coast and at famed venues in New York City, including APT, Cielo Studio B, and Pacha. Three musical performers in one night, this should be awesome!
UPDATE #1: Rhythm6 has been added to the lineup as the opening act! They are a high-energy and talented group of top-rated young singers and musicians. Each was carefully chosen based on individual accomplishments and, when brought together as a single unit, their power to move audiences is undeniable.
Let's get together and go see SoundConnection perform!
I've secured for us a block of tickets and made special arrangements with Andy Kushner Entertainment (producers behind SoundConnection) and the concert hall for this event. For those that don't know, SoundConnection is 10-piece cover dance band featuring four outrageous lead singers and a killer rhythm and horn section. They have been covered on Entertainment Tonight, and awarded international "Entertainer of the Year" for their incredibly high-energy and dynamic performances. They play it all, from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, to today’s top 40 hits (and even earlier)! SoundConnection has headlined numerous major events all over the world, including two years in a row for Donald Trump's personal New Year's in West Palm Beach, the opening of Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Bellagio's VIP New Year’s in Las Vegas. These guys are the real deal!
Doors open early at 6pm for our group, SoundConnection starts performing at 8pm. I'm not sure how I swung it, but:
• We get our own drink specials (from 6 - 8pm)
• We also get our OWN line (ask for the 30s & 40s Going Out Group's Meetup line)
• We get free appetizers included (for those that purchase an alcoholic beverage) from 6 - 8pm
• We get our own roped off VIP section
• We get our own Meetup wristbands and glow bracelets, so we can easily identify each other!! =)
For those that haven't been there before, the Bethesda Theater houses a popular concert hall in the DMV area. Originally built in 1938, it is a Registered National Historic Landmark, and was opened as one of the era's Art Deco cinema palaces. With a recent $8 million renovation, the venue boasts a beautiful new 40 ft. bar, classic architecture, and over 7,000 square feet of space for us to dance and have fun! 21+
We've got an early bird special for this event of $12! The first 20 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before Fri. Apr. 11th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $15. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early and make payment to get the early bird price!
Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.
So tell a friend, come on out, and let's let loose with a night of dancing, live music, drinks, and fun! Also, 30s & 40s Allstars, please help make the newbies feel welcome! =)
Metro and Parking
Closest Metro is Bethesda (Red line). I suggest Metro / cabbing it if possible. I also recommend using wmata.com for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. There is the Cheltenham parking garage located right behind the venue located at 4720 Cheltenham Drive.
Dress code includes includes no hats, no athletic gear, no baggy clothes, no t-shirts, no flip / flops, no timberlands, no ripped jeans, nice sneakers ok. Suggested attire for men: button up collar shirt with slacks, hard-soled dress shoes. Suggested attire for women: classy and sexy.
Payment Instructions (Paypal account not required):
Please follow the instructions below for making payment (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Most of our events do sell out, so we recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"
3. Click "Pay Now" at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person
4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for, click "Pay Now" button
5. If you don't have a Paypal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
6. If you have a Paypal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via Paypal
We will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
Refund Policy & Ticket Resell
Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller send the organizer an email through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting us know the full name and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot. Thanks for understanding. =)
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate. If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!