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Swing Time Newsletter — Friday JAN 14th 2011
Catch piano superstar MITCH WOODS & his Rocket 88's
live at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom at Swing Time! A modern master
of the eighty-eight keys, Mitch Woods has been nominated
Piano Player of the Year
at the upcoming 2011 Blues Music Awards!
If you don't already have 'em, tickets are available at the door for just $15.
Come out tonight and get ready to swing!
TONIGHT -- Friday, January 14th
Swing Time! at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Piano Superstar
& 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, Smiley Lewis, and others)
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. Doors open 7:30pm, and all ages are welcome!
It all happens TONIGHT (Friday, January 14th) in the spectacular waterfront
ballroom of the Gulfport Casino.
Boogie woogie pianist and vocalist, Mitch Woods, has been pumping the piano for over
30 years in the San Francisco Bay area and on tour across the globe! 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 nine 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, the Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival,
and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage 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.
Mitch Woods has been nominated for the
2011 Blues Music Awards' Piano Player of the Year!
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.
Live Music & Dancing w/ Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's 9:00pm-12:30am
Swing Dance Instruction (no partner needed) 8:00-9:00pm
Doors Open 7:30pm
All Ages & Smoke-Free
Friendly Social Atmosphere
Beautiful Waterfront Ballroom
Huge Dance Floor
Tickets: General Admission...$15/day of event
Admission includes Free Lesson; Free Parking!
For more info, visit
on the web, or click the links below:
Map & Directions
Friday FEB 11th,
Swing Time! RETURNS TO Centro Asturiano in Tampa,
Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys!
Purchase your Advance Tickets here.
UPCOMING SWING TIME EVENTS
Mark Your Calendars!
Gulfport Casino Swing Night!
Jan 14, 2011 (Fri): Swing Time! LIVE at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom
featuring Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's!
Get Ready to Swing... with Piano Superstar Mitch Woods!
Feb 11, 2011 (Fri): Swing Time! RETURNS TO Centro Asturiano
featuring Blair Carman & the Belleview Boys!
Piano-Pumpin' 1950's Rock'n'Roll in the Style of Jerry Lee Lewis!
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