The Bootleggers Ball

The Deal

A classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! We have live jazz, a drop-in taster class in swing dancing, and of course, in true bootlegging fashion, we're BYOB (and encourage it!). Admission: $16 online / $20 at the door (price may vary for special events). No refunds allowed, but tickets may be transferred to someone else.

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The Dates
Date Band
January 27, 2018 The Hot Baked Goods
February 17, 2018 The Don Neely Swingtet
March 17, 2018 Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band, feat. Ryan Calloway
April 21, 2018 Shannon Lea's Redwood Rhythm
May 26–27, 2018
Bootleggrs Jamboree Weekend
Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
Paul Cosentino & the Fog City All-Stars
June 23, 2018 Rob Reich Quintet
July 21, 2018 Keenan McKenzie Jazz Band
August 18, 2018 Jen Hodge All Stars
September 22, 2018 Silver Bell Jazz Band
October 20, 2018 Juniper Jazz Band
November 2018 (closed—head to Fog City Stomp!)
December 2018 (closed)
The Schedule

Admission includes class and the dance.

When What
8:30–9:00 Drop-in taster class
9:00–midnight Social dance to live music
The Music

Past bands have included:

  • Clint Baker's Hot Five
  • Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band
  • Le Jazz Hot
  • Americano Social Club
  • Gaucho
  • Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band
  • The Don Neely Swingtet
  • Rob Reich Quintet Swings Left
  • The Ivory Club Boys
  • The Hot Baked Goods
  • The Au Brothers Jazz Band
  • The Fascinating Rhythms
  • Ray Skjelbred's New Berkeley Rhythm
  • Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders
The Joint

We've found wonderful hosts in the SF Community Music Center in the Mission District.

Google Maps: 544 Capp St, San Francisco, CA

The Community Music Center (CMC) was founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. They offer classes for people of all ages, abilities and interests and financial aid to all who need it.

The People

We're a group of Bay Area friends who decided to work together to throw the dance party of our dreams. Since we dance lindy hop and other vintage dances from back in the day, we're mixing together the tastiest ingredients we can find: a beautiful ballroom, hot live jazz, classy people, and plentiful shenanigans.