Thursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, The Ralphs Swingtet

Thursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, The Ralphs Swingtet

Thu, July 6, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$8 admission • all ages until 8pm • under age 16 free

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!!  Join us for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society!  No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you're not ready to step out quite yet!

6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!

Baby & The Pearl Blowers - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Baby & The Pearl Blowers
Vintage New Orleans & old Chicago style hot jazz. Baby & The Pearl Blowers is an all-star Portland band of premier musicians inspired by early American jazz. Lots of brass and plenty of hot swingin' boogie. Baby & The Pearl Blowers deliver American roots music that was born in the brothels, saloons, night clubs, and street corners of New Orleans & old Chicago.
The Ralphs Swingtet - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Ralphs Swingtet
Ralph Huntley (Fernando, etc.) and Ralph Carney(Tom Waits, etc.) have put a jazzy little band together called The Ralphs Swingtet. They will be playing swinging standards with Huntley on keyboards, Carney on sax and Pete Lampe on bass.
Melissa Roane - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa Roane
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.
The Portland Lindy Society - (Set time: 6:00 PM)
The Portland Lindy Society
Portland Lindy Society is a non-profit organization that promotes swing dancing and jazz music in Portland, OR. We host a dance each Thursday at The Secret Society ballroom.

6pm-11pm, Lesson from 6-6:30, 8:30-9.
Bands from 6:30-8:15 and 9-11
$8!

PLS also organizes and hosts the Portland Lindy Exchange. Please visit the Facebook page
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/