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Swing Time Newsletter — Tuesday NOV 25th 2008

Hi Everyone,  With Thanksgiving this Thursday, the weekend starts Wednesday night with a special evening of live music and swing dancing at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.  Just hours away... join in celebration for Swing Time's Pre-Thanksgiving Bash!  This huge swing-dance party is always one of the biggest Wednesday Swing Nights of the year, attracting not just locals but out-of-towners who are home for the holidays.  The Bash features the hot swingin' sounds of Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  It starts with a group swing-dance lesson, 7-8pm (no partner needed), followed by live music and dancing, 8pm-midnight.  We hope to see you there...  Happy Thanksgiving!  --Sam

Also in this newsletter:
Swingin' the New Year       Calendar of Events

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Pre-Thanksgiving Bash
featuring...  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo
Wednesday,  November 26th,  2008

Get ready to jump... get ready to rock... get ready to swing! ...with Tampa Bay's most exciting swingin' act, Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!  This talented & energetic band features sax, drums, bass, and Charlie himself on guitar, harmonica & vocals.  Whether it's uptempo & jumpin' or low down & gritty, these guys deliver a huge and varied repertoire of dance favorites... along with the power, the sound, and the excitement that'll pull you up out of your seat and get you onto your feet!

This special event is co-sponsored by the Gulfport Casino and Swing Time.  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.


Live Music & Dancing w/ Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo,  8pm-Midnight
Swing Dance Lesson,  7-8pm  (no partner needed)

Exciting Social Atmosphere!
Beautiful & Historic Waterfront Grand Ballroom
One of the Best Dance Floors Anywhere!

*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  Full Bar  *  Prize Giveaways  * 
Admission $10  (includes Free Lesson);  Free Parking
(No Free Passes or Student Discounts for this Special Event)

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


Swingin' the New Year!
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

New Year's Eve -- Wednesday December 31st 2008 -- Swing Time and Swing Gang present... Swingin' the New Year, a grand New Year's Eve celebration for all ages, happening at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  The evening includes music, dancing and celebration 9pm-1am, plus an intro swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed); doors open at 7:30pm.  The celebration features a midnight countdown & balloon drop, a vintage fashion contest & photo shoot, party favors & chocolates, prize giveaways, free parking, and a full cash bar with champagne bottles and toasts available.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum provides historic swing-era ambiance, a smoke-free atmosphere, and an unparalleled 15,000 square foot oak dance floor!  New Year's and vintage attire are encouraged.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.

Doors Open 7:30pm
Swing Dance Lesson:  8-9pm (no partner needed)
Music,  Dancing  &  Celebration!   9pm-1am

Vintage Fashion Contest & Photo Shoot!
Midnight Countdown & BALLOON DROP
Full Cash Bar w/ Champagne Bottles & Toasts Available
Party Favors  ~  Noisemakers  ~  Chocolates  ~  Prize Giveaways
*  All Ages  *  Smoke-Free  *  New Year's Decor  *  Free Parking  *

TICKETS:  $15/in advance -or- $20/day of event  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge);  Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
In Person at Coliseum Box Office:  535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg (10am-4pm M-F, 727-892-5202)
Wednesdays (starting 11/26) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Nights   

Group/VIP Reservations:  Reserved VIP Alcoves and Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, with complimentary bottles of champagne and deluxe chocolates included!  The Coliseum balcony, with seating for up to 150, is also available for a large group reservation or sponsorship.  Parties reserving VIP Alcoves may arrive early to custom decorate their alcove, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements (up to 24 seats per alcove), custom champagne orders, reserving multiple adjacent alcoves, etc.  VIP Reserved Alcoves are a hot item -- only 3 out of 10 remain!  For group reservations, phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645, or visit www.TampaBaySwing.com.

Food & Drinks:  You may bring your own food to this event, or purchase a variety of snacks from the Coliseum's snack bar (everything from popcorn to ice cream to coffee).  For drinks, the Coliseum will run a full cash bar, with beer, wine, mixed drinks, soft drinks, bottled water, and champagne.  No outside beverages are allowed into the Coliseum, and no coolers are allowed.

[Tickets]     [Map & Directions]     [More Info]

Click the links below for details on each event

   EVERY WEDNESDAY: Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
                    Celebrate Your Birthday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night

Nov 26, 2008 (Wed): Special Event at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
                    PRE-THANKSGIVING BASH !
                    Live Music by  Charlie Vegas & the New Blues Combo!
                    Tickets: $10;  purchase at the door

Dec 31, 2008 (Wed): Special Event at the St. Petersburg Coliseum
                    Swing Time & Swing Gang present...
                    SWINGIN' THE NEW YEAR !
                    Grand New Year's Eve Celebration for All Ages!
                    Tickets:  $15/advance -or- $20/day of event  (+ $1 Coliseum surcharge)
                    Click here for Ticket Info or to Purchase Tickets

Jan  2, 2009 (Fri): Swing Time! returns to the Gulfport Casino
                    featuring  The Venturas
                    Exceptional Talent w/ Hot Vocals!
                    Tickets: $11;  purchase at the door

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