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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday JAN 8th 2010

Next Friday, January 15th, Swing Time presents internationally renowned piano superstar, Mitch Woods, & his Rocket 88's LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom!  Don't delay... save money... reserve seats... Purchase Your Advance Tickets Securely Online Now!  Or get your advance tickets in person this Wednesday at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night.

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Next Friday,  January 15th
Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Piano Superstar Mitch Woods
& his Rocket 88's!

Get ready to jump & boogie, rock & swing with internationally renowned piano superstar, Mitch Woods, and his band, the Rocket 88's!  From swingin' New Orleans rhythm & blues dance grooves (in the style of Fats Domino), to swingin' high-energy originals, Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's deliver music that'll make you want to jump up and dance!  The event starts with a group swing-dance lesson, 8-9pm (no partner needed), followed by live music & dancing, 9:00pm-12:30am, plus a dance show at intermission.  It all happens next Friday, January 15th in the spectacular waterfront ballroom of the Gulfport Casino.

Boogie woogie pianist and vocalist, Mitch Woods, has been pumping the piano for over 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area.  He's become a modern master of the eighty-eights, with wry vocals and thunderous chops that inspired legendary jump-bluesman Joe Liggins to tag him as "Mr. Rocket 88".  He's recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs, and headlined some of the most prestigious clubs and music festivals in the world, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Amsterdam Blues Festival, and the Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival, to name a few.  He's played with, recorded with, and appeared in concert with a huge list of music legends including James Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Neville Brothers, John Lee Hooker, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Swing Time is Florida's Premier Swing Event, held one Friday each month in Tampa Bay at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom.  The Gulfport Casino is located in the St. Petersburg area at 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport FL 33707.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Live Music & Dancing w/ Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's,  9:00pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed),  8:00-9:00pm
Dance Show at Intermission
Doors Open 7:30pm

All Ages  &  Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Prize Giveaways
Full Bar

TicketsReserved Seating...$15/advance (must be purchased in advance)
TicketsGeneral Admission...$12/advance -or- $15/day of event
Purchase Advance Tickets Now securely online at www.SwingTime.info
-or-  in person Wednesday (Jan 13) at the Gulfport Casino Swing Night
Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking!

Click Here for TICKET INFO or to PURCHASE TICKETS
Want Reserved Seating?  We highly recommend you purchase advance tickets now!

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


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