Sunday, March 12, 4:00 to 7:30 PM

Swing Dance Night at the Dickens Opera House

Fri, 26 Apr 24
19:00:00
300 Main St Longmont, CO 80501
Dickens Opera House
Swing Dance Night at the Dickens Opera House

Swing Dance Night at the Dickens

The Dickens Opera House is back under new management and has teamed up with “Denver’s Best Big Band” to bring you an evening of great music, exceptional food, and swing dancing.

Friday, April 26 features American Swing Era music by the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra – featuring Deborah Stafford.  You can order from the Pasasenger Restaurant Menu and a fully-stocked bar, with a variety of draft and packaged beer, a selection of wine, and a broad offering of cocktails.

Dance, drink, dine, or just listen to the great Swing Era music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald and more. Singles, Beginners, and all ages welcome, 18+ with guardian.

Doors open at 7:00, with FREE Swing Dance Lessons, followed by three hours of live BIG BAND jazz from 8:00 to 11:00.

You and your family don’t want to miss this! Tickets are $25 day-of or at the door or only $20 when you book in advance online.

The Dickens Opera House is a historic and versatile space, and some claim it’s haunted. Built in 1881 and most recently renovated in 2023, it offers today’s modern conveniences while keeping true to its unique, 19th century, historic roots. The Dickens Opera House will exceed your expectations for cuisine, character and convenience by providing: • 23’ high ceilings • 21 years of event production & eclectic culinary experience • professional sound system •  and a full built-in bar.

The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra – featuring Deborah Stafford

FJO is a traditional 18-piece BIG BAND that authentically recreates the romance and excitement of the Swing Era.  We play the great dance music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, and more.

FJO is composed of the region’s most outstanding professional musicians and one of the finest jazz singers in the country. This is swing dance music that will have everyone on their feet.  FJO mixes swinging classics with smoky ballads and easy-listening concert pieces; something for everyone.  Rated “Best Big Band in Denver” by CBS Local, and “One of the 10 Best Jazz Bands in Denver” by ReverbNation.

Parking is easy in the city lot just east of the Dickens.

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