SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Big Band Swing Dance and Dinner with Stompy Jones on the Red Oak Victory

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

SS Red Oak Victory
1337 Canal Boulevard
Point Richmond, CA 94804

1940s Swing Dance and Lessons with “Stompy Jones” and the “San Francisco Jitterbugs” on the decks of the 1944 “SS Red Oak Victory”

Dance to live 40s and 50s music on the decks of the 1944 “SS Red Oak Victory” with Stompy Jones, Dance Lessons with the San Francisco Jitterbugs, and DJ Tom LG. Includes Dinner, Victory Beer & Wine, Dancing, Ship Tours and more! Reenactors and folks in 1940s or 1950s garb especially welcome.
Your $45 advance ticket includes Dinner, Victory Beer & Wine, Dancing, Tours and more!

Little David Rose's thumpin' stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of Stompy Jones’ jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Jeff "Erv" Ervin on the saxophone. These two fellas create the fireworks of vintage rhythm and blues. Together with the charming Glen Earl Brown Jr on vocals, they have become a trademark of Stompy Jones.

The San Francisco Jitterbugs is a professional dance troupe that specializes in the various swing dances of the 1920's to the 1950's, including Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Charleston and the Big Apple. Come see the star-studded floor show of these fleet-footed cats in action!

DJ Tom LG has been spinning records in the bay area for more than twenty years. He specializes in vintage vinyl from the 20’s through the 50’s and often brings unearthed sounds to his audiences that haven’t been heard since they were originally pressed.

A new and unique dance venue in the Bay Area—The 1944 “SS Red Oak Victory”! The ambiance of this genuine World War II Victory Ship will transport you back in time to the hey-day of swing, jazz, and bebop. Come out on deck for beautiful views of sunset over the San Francisco Bay. Learn more about Victory ships by touring the ship. Relax below decks with food and your favorite beverage. And, of course, dance the night away aboard a real piece of 1940s American history.

Cost: $45