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Verdi Club: Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s return to the Woodchopper’s Ball
June 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
MITCH WOODS & HIS ROCKET 88’S:
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump & boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 1940’s and 50’s, and adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of Woods’ own contemporary playful lyrics, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock’n’roll. Don’t miss this National Blues Hall of Fame inductee and his wonderful band!
THE WOODCHOPPER’S BALL:
The Woodchopper’s Ball, named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), is a weekly Tuesday swing dance event held at the beautiful historic Verdi Club in San Francisco.
* LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY, 9:00-11:30pm, with a different band each week! $10 admission (monthly class students FREE), all ages. Includes a drop-in Basic Swing Dance lesson (9:00-9:15pm), perfect for complete beginners (no partner required)!
* FULL BAR & LOUNGE, 7:30pm-closing (21+ only)! Enjoy a classic cocktail in the swanky, newly renovated lounge!
* 2,500-SQ-FT DANCE FLOOR: Large, beautiful, hardwood dance floor with plenty of room to swing out!
* JUNE Beginning and Intermediate LINDY HOP and BALBOA monthly class series continue tonight, 7:00-9:00pm. Single Monthly Class drop-in: $20/person/week, all ages. Enrollment includes admission to Dance Parties!
6:30pm: Doors Open
7:00-8:00pm: Monthly Int Lindy Hop & Int Balboa Classes
7:30pm-closing: Full Bar Open (21+ only)
8:00-9:00pm: Monthly Beg Lindy Hop & Beg Balboa Classes
9:00-9:15pm: Drop-In Basic Swing Dance Lesson
9:00-11:30pm: Live Music Dance Party