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JUNE 2014


Fri 6/6

"Gala in the Garden"
at Wistaria Museum
238 Cabot St.
7-10


Holyoke, MA
413-322-5660
www.wistariahurst.org

Sat 6/7

Dancesport Boston
(swing & ballroom)
Cardinal Cushing Center
405 Washington St.
8-11



Hanover, MA
www.dancesportboston.com

Thur 6/12

"Music and Dancing at the Towers"
(swing)
35 Ocean Rd.
7-10pm




Narragansett, RI
Come dance with us in a beautiful stone tower that overlooks the ocean– there’s nothing more scenic!
401-782-2597
www.thetowersri.com

Fri 6/13

The Maple Tree Cafe
8:30-12



Simsbury, CT
Two dining rooms, fabulous cuisine, large dance floor and well-stocked bar. Always packed, always fun!
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com


Sat 6/14

Private
7-11pm



Wallingford,CT


Fri 6/20

Hartford Magazine- "Best of 2014" Readers' Poll Winners Party
(we won Best Band 2014!)
Hartford Public Library
7-11pm



Hartford, CT
Come celebrate the best of the best and enjoy fabulous featured dishes from some of Hartford's Best Restaurants + drinks & dancing!
www.hartfordmag.com


Sat 6/21

Private
6-11pm



Brookfield,CT


Tues 6/24

Outdoor Show
Gate House Concert Series
on grounds of Southbury Training School
(rte 172)
6:30-8:30pm



Southbury, CT
Join the hundreds who sit & enjoy the show (or dance). Huge, beautiful, rolling green lawns. Rain location: inside the pavilion on the grounds.

Wed 6/25

Outdoor Show
Elizabeth Park
1555 Asylum Ave.
6:30-8:15



Hartford, CT
Don't miss this breathtaking park on the Hartford/W. Hartford line. More rose gardens than you can imagine! Rain location is inside the Pond House on the park grounds. 860-231-8823
www.elizabethpark.org

Fri 6/27

MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL!
Mystic Shipyard
100 Essex St.
5-6PM



Mystic, CT
We are thrilled to announce that we are opening the 2nd Annual Mystic Blues Festival! This will be a 3-day event from 6/27-29 with loads of regional and national blues artists including legends like Johnny Winter and James Cotton in a beautiful setting. Don't miss it!
www.mysticbluesfestival.com



Sat 6/28

Oceanmist
895 Matunuck Beach Rd.
hours tba



Wakefield, RI
401-782-3740
www.oceanmist.net

JULY 2014


Fri 7/4

Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
40 Linden Ave.
8-11pm



Branford, CT
Celebrath the 4th of July with us! Dinner (outside or in- your choice), dancing, & then fireworks! Enjoy the beautiful waterfront views. Option of "dinner & band" or "band only".
203-488-3805
www.owenego.com

Sat 7/5

Private
7:30-11:30



New Marlborough, MA


Sun 7/6

Outdoor Show
"The Nelson W. Babb Concerts on Congamond"
433 Babb Rd.
3-5pm



W. Suffield, CT
Come join us for our first appearance on beautiful Lake Congamond, located on the Southwick, MA/W. Suffield, CT line.
www.babbsrink.org

Wed 7/9

Outdoor Show
"Music at the Mansion"
Wadsworth Mansion
421 Wadsworth St.
6:30-8:30pm



Middletown, CT
860-347-1064
www.wadsworthmansion.com
RAIN DATE: Wed 7/30

Sat 7/12

Outdoor Show
Riverfest
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Lower Stage
6-7pm



Hartford, CT

CT's biggest 4th of July event- don't miss it!
www.riverfront.org
RAIN DATE: Sun, 7/13

Wed 7/16

Outdoor Show
Rock the Docks
Howard T. Brown Park
Chelsea Harbor Dr. 6-8pm



Norwich, CT
860-887-1647
www.norwichchamber.org

Sat 7/19

Outdoor Show
Ansonia Summerfest!
The City of Ansonia is celebrating its 125th birthday!
Nolan Field
350 Wakelee Ave.
Vintage baseball game: 2:30-5:30pm;
Rob Zappulla Orchestra www.robzappulla.com(17-piece orchestra with the fantastic vocals and trumpet playing of Rob Zappulla):6:30-8pm; ETTB:8:15-9:45pm followed by fireworks!


Ansonia, CT
RAIN DATE: Sun 7/20
The city of Ansonia is celebrating its 125 birthday with a great evening of live music, a vintage baseball game, food vendors,and fireworks! Don't miss it! $5 cover; children under 12 free! www.cityofansonia.com (then follow the prompts)

Thur 7/24

Outdoor Show
"July Summer Concert Series"
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Main Stage
105 Atlantic Ave.
7-8:30pm



Boston, MA
RAIN DATE: Thur 8/7
www.calendar.boston.com/boston_ma/events/christopher+columbus+park
Also, please note that we do not play any "music from New Orleans" despite what the musical description in the listing says.)
FREE SHOW!
DON'T MISS THIS RARE BOSTON AREA APPEARANCE!


Fri 7/25

The Knickerbocker
(swing & blues)
35 Railroad Ave.
8:15-11:15



Westerly, RI
401-315-5070
www.theknickerbockercafe.com
RI’s iconic hot spot with a long, wonderful history of hosting great live music-– late night food, full bar, large wooden dance floor!

Sat 7/26

Mike's Blue Collar Bar (mostly Motown)
NEW CLUB!
428 S. Cherry ST.
8-12



Wallingford, CT
Come join us for our first appearance at this large, new club!
203-269-6453
www.mikesbluecollarbar.com

Sun 7/27

Private
4-8pm



Narragansett, RI


Thur 7/31

Outdoor Show
Patriot Park
124 Lake St.
6:30-8:30



Coventry, CT
RAIN DATE: Tues 8/5

AUGUST 2014


Sat 8/2

La Luna
(mostly Motown)
6 Whitehall Ave.
8-12



Mystic, CT
860-536-0300
www.lalunact.com

Sun 8/3

Charlestown Seafood Festival
Ninigret Park
(off rte 1)
12 noon-1:30pm



Charlestown, RI
www.charlestownrichamber.com

Sun 8/3

Swing Dance!
Leominster Elks Club
134 No. Main St.
(rte 12)
6pm: Doors open
6:30-7:30: Free beginner-friendly swing dance lesson with price of admission
ETTB: 7:30-10:30




Leominster, MA
Cash bar, plenty of free lot parking, large shiny wooden dance floor, always packed!
www.dance2swing.com

Fri 8/8

Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
40 Linden Ave.
8-11



Branford, CT
Spend a beautiful summer night on the water with us--indoors or out. "Dinner & band" option or "just band". Sells out early!
203-488-3805
www.owenego.com

Sat 8/9

Private
5:30-10:30



North Stonington, CT


Sun 8/10

Splash Patio
260 Compo Rd. S. 4-8pm
Outside on Deck


Westport, CT
203-454-7798
This show is weather-dependent so please call club first if weather is "iffy"

Thur 8/14

Swing Dancing at the amazing "Spiegeltent"!
near Fischer Center on campus of Bard College
Swing dance lessons: 6:15
ETTB:7-10




Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The Spiegeltent is a huge, mirrored, glittering circular tent that travels around the world and spends the summer on the Bard College campus. You have to see pictures of its gorgeously unique interior to believe it. Plunge yourself into the world of the exotic and spend a fun night with us there!
www.fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/2014/

Sat 8/16

Private
8-10



Noank, CT


Tues 8/19

Outdoor Show
Gazebo across from
Town Hall
43 South Washington St.
6:30-8:30



No. Attleboro, MA
Rain Date: Wed, Aug 20
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Attleborough-Cultural-Council/100359543362561

Thur 8/21

Outdoor Show
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Chester Main Rd.
7-9:30



No. Stoninginton, CT
This event is a benefit for "Sails Up 4 Cancer", a non profit organization dedicated to funding research in the education, prevention and cure for all types of cancer through the art and enjoyment of sailing”. Spend a beautiful night under their large tent enjoying food & wine & our music while helping a good cause!
www.su4c
jedwardswinery.com



Sat 8/23

Chester Fair
12:15-3:15



Chester, CT
Launched in 1877, this picturesque country fair is like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Rides, food, exhibits, livestock, entertainment, crafts & more!
www.chesterfair.com


Sat 8/23

Private
(Commodore's Ball)
9-12



Jamestown, RI


Thur 8/28

Outdoor Show
on grounds of Masonic Home
6:15-7:45



Wallingford, CT


Sat 8/30

Swing City
W. Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
8-9: Free swing dance lesson (w/price of admission)
9-12: ETTB


Cambridge, MA
Huge, beautiful wooden dance floor!
617-513-9841
www.swingcityboston.com

Sun 8/31

THIS SHOW IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. HOWEVER, COME SEE US AT CRABBY JOE'S ON HALLOWEEN! (FRI OCT 31)
Crabby Joe's
(mostly Motown)
141 Congamond Rd.
3:30-7:30
(outside on deck)


Southwick, MA
Big wooden deck right on Lake Congamond! Food & drink indoors or out
Show is "weather permitting"
413-569-0445

SEPTEMBER 2014


Mon 9/1

Labor Day Blast
at Captain's Cove Seaport
1 Bostwick Ave
3:30-7



Bridgeport,
CT
www.captainscoveseaport.com
Say goodbye to summer with one last party! This has become a yearly tradition for us for the last 10 years and the place is packed with hundreds of people dancing on the huge deck and enjoying the last blast. Dance, eat, drink, watch the boats, walk the boardwalk, bring the kids. FREE!

Fri 9/5

Swing Dance
W. Hartford Town Hall
50 S. Main St.
8:30-11:30



W. Hartford, CT
Come join us at CT's biggest and best swing dance! Start off with a beginner swing dance lesson (free with price of admission), then dance to our music from 8:30-11:30. Huge wooden dnce floor, big stage, beautiful building, snacks, plenty of lot parking, always hundreds of people, dance demos during the breaks. It's always a big event for us and we look forward to it!
www.havetodance.com/hartfordswing


Sat 9/6

Outdoor Show
Cheshire Fall Fest
Bartlem Park
Rte 10 (across from High School)
5-7



Cheshire, CT
Cheshire's biggest event of the year! Rides, arts & crafts, food, live entertainment, car show, fireworks, fun!
www.cheshirefestival.com

Sun 9/7

Outdoor Show
"Mystic Eats-Riverside Food Festival"
2-4:30pm
off Cottrell St. in downtown Mystic- we'll be playing in the Beer Barn!


Mystic, CT
Please join us for a true taste of what Mystic restaurants have to offer you! Admission is free.
www.facebook.com/mysticeats

Fri 9/12

Wallingford Senior Center
238 Washington ST.
7-9pm



Wallingford, CT
Great big room with a great big dance floor. Come out and use it or just sit at a table and watch.

Sat 9/13

Private
7-10pm



Lebanon, CT


Fri 9/19

The Stafford Palace Theater
75 Main St.
8-10:30





Stafford Springs, CT
860-851-9780
www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com
We're back at the historic, beautiful Stafford Palace Theater where we'll be playing a night of mostly new material from our upcoming 12th CD! Concert seating, balcony, and dance floor- beer & wine. Great atmosphere!

Sat 9/20

Harvest Celebration & Stomp!
Paradise Hills Winery & Vineyard
!5 Wind Swept Hill Rd.
Event: 12 noon-8pm
Childrens' Entertainment: 12 noon-1pm
ETTB: 4-7pm


Wallingford, CT
Come celebrate the harvest at this beautiful new winery! Bring your own food (no beverages, please) and enjoy a whole day of fun! Want to stomp some grapes? No cover!
info@paradisehillswinery.com
203-284-0123. Go to Facebook.com and type in Paradise Hills Winery for more info.

Sat 9/20

Friends Cafe
(mostly Motown)
15 No. Liberty St.
9-1


Southington, CT
Excellent food & drinks!
Nice large dance floor.
www.friendscafe.com

Fri 9/26

LARC's 30th Anniversary Gala
Torrington Country Club
250 Torrington Rd.



Goshen, CT
Cocktail hour, dinner & dancing, program, live auction. Don't miss this fabulous, fun event!
860-482-9364
www.litchfieldarc.org

Sat 9/27

Private
5-10pm




Jamestown, RI


OCTOBER 2014


Fri 10/3

Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St.
8:30-12



Simsbury
CT
www.mapletreecafe.com

Sat 10/4

Private
5:30-11



Simsbury
CT

Thurs 10/9

Special Event!
Lucky Chao's (Asian Fusion) Restaurant!
27 Temple St.
8:30-11:30



New Haven
CT
203-745-0889
www.luckychaos.com
Come join us for a night of "mostly swing" at this gorgeous new supper club. Big, beautifuli stage, superb food & drink, dance floor, Art Deco ambience! We'll be joined my musicals guests, too. And it's former ETTB ovcalist/restaurant reviewer Todd Lyon's birthday! $10pp.

Fri 10/10

The Knickerbocker
(swing & blues)
35 Railroad Ave.
8:15-11:15



Westerly, RI
401-315-5070
www.theknickerbockercafe.com
RI’s iconic hot spot with a long, wonderful history of hosting great live music-– late night food, full bar, large wooden dance floor!

Sat 10/11

Red Rock Tavern
(mostly Motown)
Capitol Ave.
8:30-12



Hartford,
CT
www.redrocktavern.com
This is a club that has great food & drink, friendly clientele and really supports live music. This dance floor is always packed!

Sun 10/12

Swing Dance!
Leominster Elks Club
134 No. Main St.
(rte 12)
6pm: Doors open
6:30-7:30: Free beginner-friendly swing dance lesson with price of admission
ETTB: 7:30-10:30




Leominster, MA
Cash bar, plenty of free lot parking, large shiny wooden dance floor, always packed!
www.dance2swing.com

Fri 10/17

Private
7-11



Orange
CT

Sat 10/18

Private
6-9



Bristol,
CT

Fri 10/24

Fundraiser for "New Horizons"
Carousel Museum
ETTB: 8:15-11:15






Bristol
CT

Sat 10/25

Fundraiser for FSW
Patterson Country Club
7-11



Fairfield
CT

Fri 10/31

Halloween Bash at Crabby Joe's!
(mostly Motown)
141 Congamond Rd.
8:30-12:30


Southwick, MA

Our outdoor show from 8/31 got canceled due to weather so we're playing on Halloween at Crabby Joe's instead. Put on your costume and come on down!. It will be our first time playing here and it will be blast!
413-569-0445



NOVEMBER 2014


Sat 11/1

SPECIAL EVENT!
BATTLE OF THE SWING BANDS!
Swing dance with Eight to the Bar and the Love Dogs!
Armenian Cultural Center
47 Nichols Ave.
7:45-8:30: Swing dance lesson
(free w/price of admission)
8:30-9:30: The Love Dogs
9:45-10:45: ETTB
11-11:30: The 2 bands will take the stage together and play one big extravaganza set!



Watertown,
MA
Read about it from the Boston Swing Dance founder’s (Roger Weiss) website, www.bostonswingdance.com: “The Boston Swing Dance’s ‘Farewell Dance’ from last year was so much fun that we’re going to do it again. From the very beginning, its been all about the music, and on this night we will have two of our favorite bands– Eight to the Bar and the Love Dogs. All music, no breaks, ending in a two-band finale. This dance will cost $20 (no discounts). You can check out videos from last year’s farewell dance on our website www.bostonswingdance.com. 617-901-9787

Fri 11/7

Swing Dance at the Woodfords Club
179 Woodford St
?: Swing dance lesson
(free w/price of admission)
ETTB:9-12




Portland,
ME
Put on by the Mainiac Swing Dance Society. We played here back in November of 2012 and had a BALL at this beautiful, historic hall!
Let's do it again! www.portcityswing.com

Sat 11/8

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille
(mostly Motown)
1320 Boston Post Rd.
9:30-12:30






Madison,
CT
This is our first time playing at this cool spot with the nice stage and dance floor. Come down and have an excellent dinner, some drinks, then hit the dance floor with us!
203-318-8362 www.donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com

Fri 11/14

Yantic River Inn
270 W. Town St
8-11
$10 cover



Norwich
CT
860-887-4300
www.theyanticriverinn.com
Have dinner and dance to our music at this charming club!

Fri 11/21

Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
651 Hopmeadow St. (rte 10)
8:30-12



Simsbury,
CT
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com
Come to the "hub of Simsbury", where you'll find 2 beautiful dining rooms filled with people enjoying excellent food & drink and many others on the large wooden dance floor. Come join the fun!

Sat 11/22

Swing City
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
8-9: Swing dance lesson (free with price of admission)
ETTB: 9-12



Cambridge,
MA
617-513-9841
www.swingcityboston.com

Sat 11/29

Swingin' 88s Annual Thanksgiving Dance!
Brightridge Club
59 Brightridge Ave.
Doors: 7pm followed by swing dance lesson (free w/price of admission)
ETTB: 8-11




E. Prov,
RI
This is a great annual event and every year it's packed! Work off all that Thanksgiving dinner! Pot luck supper. Bring something and eat something! Always fun!
www.swingin88s.com

DECEMBER 2014


Fri 12/5

First Friday Swing Dance
Elks Lodge
25 South Allen St.
8:30-11:30




Albany, NY

www.danceflurry.org/swing
This is their biggest swing dance of the year. Spacious, attractive hall with large wooden dance floor. Don't miss it!

Sat 12/6

Private
8:30-11:30




New Haven
CT


Sun 12/7

Private
6-10




Riverside
CT

Thur 12/18

Private
5-8:30




Wethersfield
CT

Sat 12/20

Swing Dance at Club 412
(412 8th Ave near Penn Station)
4th Floor
8:30-12



New York,
NY
www.youshouldbedancing.net
Don't miss this rare NYC appearance!

Fri 12/26

June's Outback (mostly Motown)
184 Rte 81
8:30-12




Killingworth
CT
860-663-1282
Have a delicious dinner and hit their large dance floor at this friendly fun club!

Sun 12/28

Holiday Swing Dance!
Elks Club
134 No. Main St.
6:30: Beginner-friendly swing dance lesson (free with price of admission)
ETTB: 7:30-10:30


Leominster,
MA
Work off some of that holiday eating on their shiny, large dance floor. Cash bar, plenty of lot parking. This place is always packed, always fun!
.dance2swing.com

Tues 12/31

New Year's Eve Extravaganza!
Newport Grand Casino
150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd.
8:30-12:30



Newport
RI
401-849-5000
www.newportgrand.com
Ring in the New Year with us! We'll be playing "mostly Motown" with some swing and blues on their large dance floor in a beautiful hall. Tickets for the show are $50 each. If you want to make it "dinner & a show" they have a Prime Rib & Seafood Buffet available that night for $25 plus tax and gratuity. Just call 401-849-5000 and make your buffet reservation. They've told us the tickets are going fast so don't miss out!

JANUARY 2015 (partial listing- new dates added daily)


Sat 1/3

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille
(mostly Motown w/some swing & blues)
1320 Boston Post Rd.
9:30-12:30






Madison,
CT
This is a club that loves and supports live music! They have a nice stage and dance floor and a fabulous, diverse gourmet menu. Have dinner, some excellent coctails, then hit the dance floor with us!
203-318-8362 www.donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com

Fri 1/9

Maple Tree (mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St.
8:30-12




Simsbury, CT

www.mapletreecafe.com
Come have a night of dancing, dining, cocktails, and fun at this spacious, popular restaurant. It's the hub of Simsbury!
860-651-1297

Sat 1/10

Mike's Blue Collar Bar
(mostly Motown)
428 S. Cherry St.
8-12




Wallingford
CT
Check out this fantastic new bar in Wallingford! Spacious back room with large stage and dance floor. Beautiful big bar and plenty of tables and chairs for dining. Casual, fun atmosphere. We played here for the first time in September and it was packed! Let's do it again!
203-269-6453
www.mikesbluecollarbar.com

Fri 1/16

Hat City Ball
Amber Room Colonnade
1 Stacey Rd.
7-11




Danbury
CT
This exciting event is being put on by the Danbury Museum & Historical Society. More info tba!

Sat 1/17

Private
evening




Ledyard
CT

Fri 1/23

Swing Dance for Hudson Valley Community Dances
Poughkeepsie Tennis Club
135 South Hamilton St.
8:30-11:30




Poughkeepsie
NY
860-426-1020
www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Sat 1/24

The Knickerbocker
(swing & blues)
35 Railroad Ave.
8:15-11:15




Westerly
RI
RI's iconic hot spot--late night food, full bar, large wooden dance floor, beautifully renovated. This is the club "where roots music history was made"!
401-315-5070
www.theknickerbockercafe.com

 

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