CALENDAR

Event Information

  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Swing Dance Shuffle at the Jersey Shore

    7:00pm - 11:00pm

    The VFW HALL
    701 Lake Ave
    Asbury Park, NJ

    SummersEnd_ShuffleDance_2016_1200paolostina
    SWING DANCE SHUFFLE at the JERSEY SHORE
    SUNDAY SEPT 4th, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend)
    VFW Hall 701 Lake Ave, Asbury Park NJ

    The shore’s slickest sock hoppin’ dance parties

    Tickets available starting MONDAY AUG 22nd at 2pm
    http://swingdanceshuffle.brownpapertickets.com/

    Jumpin’ Entertainment is thrilled to bring you another Twistin’ & Shakin’ Dance Party on LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2016 when we feature the Little Big Band outfit SWINGADELIC!

    And look out for members of the Rhythm Stompers who may perform a showcase number LIVE.

    Swingadelic, known as New York City’s greatest “little big band,” will deliver the solid big band feel of Ellington, Basie, Billy Eckstine, Hampton, Sinatra, along with fabulous 50’s Rock n Roll, Jump Blues and some Bang up Boogie Woogie.

    The VFW HALL is a former Asbury Park National Guard Armory, (now the VFW) dates back to 1915 and once housed troupes heading for World Wars I and II. But in the 1940’s and 1950’s it also played another historic role. The large hall inside provided space for huge dances, featuring some of the country’s leading African American music entertainers. (Asbury Park was a segregated city at that time.) There was no stage in the Armory then, only a large wooden dance floor with an overlooking second floor balcony. Billy Eckstine played there in 1944, with young Dizzy Gillespie in his band.