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Swing Time Newsletter — Monday DEC 6th 2010

Make plans now for Tampa Bay's biggest & best-ever swingin' New Year's Eve celebration!

Swingin' the New Year!
Friday, December 31st, 2010
at the Spectacular  ST. PETERSBURG COLISEUM!
Live & Swingin' Big Band Music by

New Year's Eve -- Friday December 31st 2010 -- Swingin' the New Year, a grand New Year's Eve celebration for all ages, happens at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum, and features the world-renowned Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band!  The evening includes live music, dancing and celebration 9pm-1am, plus an intro swing-dance lesson 8-9pm (no partner needed); doors open 7:30pm.  The celebration features a midnight countdown & balloon drop, dance performances, a vintage fashion photo shoot & contest, 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!  Dress to impress! ...New Year's and vintage attire are encouraged.  The St. Petersburg Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave. N., St. Petersburg FL 33701.  Swingin' the New Year is produced by Swing Time and Swing Gang, and sponsored by Helinger Advertising.

Swingin' the New Year

Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band is a powerhouse of swing, a band that's currently enjoying world-wide acclaim as one of the most talented and versatile in the industry.  This 8-member ensemble creates a jazzed-up, full-throttle, big-band sound by combining a 5-piece horn section (doubled up on the trumpets & trombones) with a superb rhythm section and outstanding vocals.  In 2010, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band celebrates its 20th Anniversary!  Highly active on the jazz festival circuit, the band regularly plays some of the most prestigious festivals and venues in the world.  The band has toured four continents and recorded thirteen albums!  They enjoy frequent air-play on the nation's leading jazz radio stations.  This has earned them an ever-growing base of followers, plus an international fan club of over 1500 loyal members!


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

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

No Surcharges Anywhere (except Ticketmaster)
$2/Ticket Discount for Groups of 10+
All Tickets Provide a Reserved Seat!
Reserve an Alcove with Just 4 Tickets Upfront!

TICKETS:  $24/in advance -or- $29/day of event;  Purchase Advance Tickets:
Securely Online at www.TampaBaySwing.com
By Phone at 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645
In Person at Coliseum Box Office:  535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg (10am-4pm M-F, 727-892-5202)
In Person at  Gulfport Casino:  WED's  6-11pm

Group Discounts & VIP Reservations:  Group discounts and Reserved VIP Alcoves & Tables are available for parties of 10 or more, with complimentary deluxe chocolates included!  To receive your group discount of $2/ticket, phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645 to purchase 10 or more tickets (all tickets provide reserved seating) or visit our swing-dance events to get your tickets in person.  Parties reserving VIP Alcoves (alcoves provide 20-28 seats) may arrive early to custom decorate their alcoves, and may contact us for custom seating arrangements, reserving multiple adjacent alcoves, etc.  Click here or phone 727-669-7830 or 813-579-4645 to reserve an alcove.  The Coliseum balcony, with seating for up to 150 plus its own private bar and dance floor, is also available for a large group reservation or sponsorship.

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.

For more info, visit www.TampaBaySwing.com or click the links below:
Purchase Tickets      Band Info      Map & Directions


We've reserved a big block of 100+ tickets for Swing Time regulars for Swingin' the New Year with reserved seats & tables near the dance floor, and will be selling these at the upcoming Gulfport Casino Swing Night this Wednesday, while they last!  So if you'd like to hang with the Swing Time crowd, just buy any ticket(s) this Wednesday.  If you want a specific table for your group, call 727-669-7830.

WANT AN ALCOVE FOR YOUR PARTY?  Alcoves are your own private party within a party, and they can seat 20-28 people.  They're available online or by phone at 727-669-7830.  Only a few alcoves remain; get them while they last!

More Info / Purchase Tickets -- www.TampaBaySwing.com -or- 727-669-7830

Swingin' the New Year

Swingin' the New Year has it all... one of the world's top swing bands... one of the world's biggest & best dance venues... an exciting crowd of 1000+ (expected) swing/dance/music/party enthusiasts.  Join us for THE greatest swing-dance party & celebration in modern Tampa Bay history!

Ticket sales are in full swing for Swingin' the New Year at the spectacular St. Petersburg Coliseum!  All tickets provide reserved seats.... Get the best seats in the house, while they last!  The best seats and alcoves are selling fast, so get yourself or your group together and purchase those tickets, the sooner the better!  Select your own seats right now, using our state-of-the-art online ticketing & reservation system!

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