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Swing Time Newsletter — Wednesday APR 16th 2008

Hi Everyone,  Tonight (WED) is Swing Night at the Gulfport Casino!  In addition to our great crowd of regular dancers, we're expecting a big group from the club "Events & Adventures" at the lesson, so join us for a fun night of swing dancing and be sure to welcome the newcomers!  In this newsletter, check out the new photos by Gary Hufford and the updated calendar of events.  Finally, this Friday, April 18th, is Swing Time!  ...Florida's Premier Swing Event returns to Centro Asturiano in Tampa, featuring live music by the Steve Arvey Band...  See you there!  --Sam


PLEASE ENABLE IMAGES IN YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM ...Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano

Friday,  April 18th,  2008
Swing Time! returns to Centro Asturiano in Tampa
featuring... The Steve Arvey Band!
Dual-Sax Jump Swingin' Blues!

Friday, April 18th, 2008, Swing Time returns to the Grand Ballroom of Centro Asturiano in Tampa for an exciting night of live music and swing dancing!  The evening features the dual-sax jump-swingin' blues of the Steve Arvey Band, 9pm-1am.  Kicking it all off is a group swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed).  All ages are welcome!

The Steve Arvey Band is a dual-sax-infused combo that jumps & swings the blues!  Fronted by blues great, Steve Arvey, on vocals and guitar, the band also includes two saxophonists on tenor & baritone sax, plus bass player and drummer.  The band serves up a mix of swingin' originals and covers influenced by musical styles ranging from New Orleans R&B, to 50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll, to Soul, Jazz & Blues.

Steve Arvey is a master of the blues, whose musical career has spanned over three decades.  He's toured and performed all over the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, at thousands of venues, clubs, events, and festivals.  He's played prestigious blues festivals too numerous to mention, each time beating out hundreds of competing acts to secure a performance spot in the festival's lineup.  In fact, Steve holds the record for the most consecutive appearances -- 7 years in a row -- at the world-renowned Chicago Blues Festival!  A veteran of the Chicago blues scene, Steve has played with musical greats Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Clearwater, Jimmy Rogers, Homesick James, and Honeyboy Edwards, to name just a few.  In fact, Steve's music career started when he was a student at the University of Florida, where his band regularly backed none other than blues legend Bo Diddley!  Steve Arvey has recorded five CDs, his music has received airplay at blues radio stations across the USA, and he maintains a busy touring schedule across three continents!

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held one Friday each month at Centro Asturiano in Tampa.  Centro Asturiano is located at 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33602 (at the corner of Palm Ave. & Nebraska Ave. in Ybor City).

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ The Steve Arvey Band,  9pm-1am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8-9pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Exciting Social Atmosphere
Fabulous Vintage Grand Ballroom
Huge Floating-Wood Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

$11 Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Gated Parking

For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:
[Band Bio]     [Map & Directions]     [More Info]


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PLEASE ENABLE IMAGES IN YOUR EMAIL PROGRAM ...Gulfport Casino Swing Night! Every WED @ Gulfport Casino

GULFPORT CASINO SWING NIGHT
EVERY WEDNESDAY in Gulfport (St. Petersburg, FL)

The Gulfport Casino Swing Night is a high-energy social-dance event, happening in a beautiful retro-era grand dance hall -- the Gulfport Casino -- that beckons all who venture near to come inside and swing!  Now in its 10th year, this every-Wednesday Swing Night has become one of the biggest swing dances in the USA, attracting hundreds of dancers of all ages, both locals and often visiting travelers.

Swing Music & Dancing,  8pm-Midnight
Dance Lesson,  7-8pm  (no partner needed)

Shim Sham,  Dance Jams,  Prizes,  Mixers,  & More!

Beautiful & Historic Waterfront Grand Ballroom
Friendly Social Atmosphere
One of the World's Best Dance Floors!

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Free Parking  * 
Admission $7  (includes Free Lesson)

The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.  For more info, visit www.SwingTime.info on the web, or click the links below:

Click here for Gary Hufford's latest Photos
from the Gulfport Casino Swing Night!

[Map & Directions]     [More Info]


UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night

Apr 18, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    featuring  The Steve Arvey Band
                    Dual-Sax Jump Swingin' Blues!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

May 16, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    1920's SPEAKEASY
                    featuring  The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
                    Hot Swingin' Jazz & Blues from NYC!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door

Jun 20, 2008 (Fri): Swing Time! at Centro Asturiano
                    featuring  The Venturas
                    Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
                    Tickets: $11; purchase at the door


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