(video taken at the Lux Lounge)
Dave Guiney's 7-piece "little big band" will be playing again at their new venue the Backstage Lounge on Sunday June 22nd, with special guest vocalist the ultra smooth Don Stewart, plus DJ Jose to keep the place swinging between sets. If you enjoy old style big band music from the '30s, '40s and '50s (Count Basie, Artie Shaw, etc) then you will love this event. A beginner drop-in swing dance lesson is included in the cover charge of $12.
Link to Port-o-swing page;
This will be the third time for Swing Aggregation at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island. Apparently the first Sunday they played there the place was packed, the second Sunday less so--and who knows how this one will shape up? They don't take reservations at the Backstage, so get there early if you are choosy about where you sit. We will try to grab a couple of tables, but won't be clinging to whole sections for people who may or may not show up (let's face it, Meet Up no-showers being a chronic condition across the board). Look for the Meetup sign. Come join us, or at least pop over to say hello. We're friendly and won't bite!
The beginner swing dance lesson starts at 7pm, and live music from about 8pm through to 11pm.
Food and drinks available.
This is a cross-posting with the Meet Up for Music meetup group.