Please join us
for a very special date
at Friday Flight at the Tampa Airport
Experience the incredible talent and swingin’ sounds of the
World Famous Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Swing Gang and Swing Gang present
Swingin’ the New Year!
GRAND NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION FOR ALL AGES
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
at the ST PETERSBURG COLISEUM
featuring live onstage…
The JIVE ACES!
Buy tickets now to get the best seats. Earlybird Tickets — Save $8/Ticket — Purchase by October 31st. Group discounts and VIP Alcoves and Tables are available for parties of 10 or more. Alcove Special — 28 Tickets + Private VIP Alcove for $700 — Purchase by October 31st. Info & Tickets — www.NewYearSwing.com
Swingin’ the New Year proudly presents — all the way from England — The Jive Aces! Having become the first band ever to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK’s top swing band. The band are renowned for their hot, swinging music and high-energy stage show. The Jive Aces have brought the house down at thousands of festivals, theatres, and dance halls throughout the UK, Europe, the USA, and beyond, also making hundreds of TV and radio appearances world-wide. More Band Info at www.NewYearSwing.com/band.html
Live Music & Dancing + Celebration! 9pm-1am
Swing Dance Lesson: 8-9pm (no partner needed)
Doors Open 7:30pm
Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot & Contest!
Party Favors ~ Noisemakers ~ Chocolates ~ Prize Giveaways
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
All Ages * Smoke-Free * New Year’s Decor * Free Parking
Dress to Impress! New Year’s and Vintage Attire Encouraged
TICKETS: $30/by DEC 10th -or- $35/after DEC 10th; Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.NewYearSwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645
In Person at:
Swing Time Events: www.SwingTime.info
Swing Gang Events: www.Swingang.com
EARLYBIRD EXTRA $3 DISCOUNT — Buy tickets by October 31st for just $27 each!
Group Discount — Groups of 10+ take an extra $2 off per ticket!
FREE ALCOVE SuperSpecial…Save $379! — Buy 28 tickets by October 31st and get the earlybird discount, plus the group discount, plus a Free VIP Alcove with 28 reserved seats and deluxe chocolates included! You must buy all 28 tickets in ONE transaction over the internet. Act now while alcoves last!
The spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor! The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.
Food & Drinks: You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum’s snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee). For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne. No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.
More Info at www.NewYearSwing.com
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Swing music began as a form of jazz developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. Big Band Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a “lilting” swing time rhythm. Large ensemble Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie became the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945.
The term “to swing” is praise for music with a strong rhythmic “groove” or drive.
The Legendary George “Shorty” Snowden and his partner Big Bea in 1937. He was a first Generation Lindy Hopper first captured on film in the 1920’s in the short “After Seven”.
Shorty George is not only credited for giving the dance it’s name “The Lindy Hop” but also the name in which the Jazz vernacular step “the shorty george” came from.
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