4th of July Dance Weekend | July 1-4, 2016 | REGISTER HERE!
Lindy Hop St. Louis Member Discount: $30 off your registration if you register by June 20th!
Pricing & Registration
Early Bird tickets: $75
Regular tickets: $85
LHSL members: $30 off! (available until June 20)
*Be sure to read the registration terms & conditions and code of conduct policy at the bottom of this page before you sign up!*
Miss Jubilee, The Gaslight Squares, The Sidney Street Shakers, Swing DeVille, Magnolia Jass Band, The St. Louis Steady Grinders
*PLUS* Music by local and regional DJs to keep you dancing!
Thaxton Speakeasy (unofficial) | 1009 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63101 | Street Parking, free after 7pm
The City Museum | 750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 | Paid lot OR street parking, free after 7pm
Central Studio | 5617 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112 | Street parking
The Lemp Mansion Pavilion | 3322 DeMenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118 | Street Parking
South Broadway Athletic Club | 2301 S. 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104 | Street parking
FOAM | 3359 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis MO 63118 | Metered Street Parking
2720 | 2720 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118 | Metered Street Parking
Off Broadway | 3509 Lemp Ave. | Street Parking
Be sure to check back at the beginning of the weekend as this is subject to change!
For your reference: TIPS FROM ST. LOUISANS FOR VISITING DANCERS (food, drink, other recommendations)
Thursday, 30 June
Pre-party with Miss Jubilee at Thaxton Speakeasy (not included, optional add-on)
9:30pm-1:00am | 21+ | $7/$5 with password from thaxtonspeakeasy.com (check day-of!)
1009 Olive, St. Louis, MO 63101
Friday, 1 July
Evening Dance with Magnolia Jass Band at City Museum, 3rd Floor Architecture Hall
7:00pm Check-In Begins, 8:00pm-11:00pm Magnolia Jass Band
750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101 | Paid lot or street parking, free after 7pm
Note: you may arrive at City Museum anytime (it's open 9am-midnight), but full-weekend registrants will not be able to pick up your free admission voucher until our check-in opens at 7pm. If you wish to attend this dance a-la-carte, simply pay the admission to the museum ($10 after 5pm).
Late Night Dance at Central Studio with RCMA DJs
12:00am-3:30am | BYOB | $10 a la carte
5617 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63112 | Street parking
Saturday, 2 July
Mess Around Hang Around at FOAM
12:00pm-2:00pm - Casual Music Spin, Possible Music Jam, Coffee and Drinks, Small Eats, Hang Out
3359 S. Jefferson Ave. St. Louis MO 63118 | Metered Street Parking | Free for everyone
Daytime Dance with the Gaslight Squares at Lemp Mansion
2:30pm-5:30pm | Cash bar available | it's outside, rain or shine | $15 a la carte
3322 DeMenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118 | Street Parking
Evening Dance with Miss Jubilee at South Broadway Athletic Club
8:45pm Doors, 9-9:30pm beginner lesson| 9:30pm-12:30am Miss Jubilee | Cash Bar | $25 a la carte for the main + late
*Jack & Jill Contest* First Band Break, Finals top of 3rd Band Set
2301 S. 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104 | Street parking
Late Night Dance with St. Louis Steady Grinders at South Broadway Athletic Club
Music continues at 1am, Steady Grinders + RCMA DJs | $10 after 12am
Dance ends at 3:30am (last call 1:30am)
Sunday, 3 July
Daytime Dance with Swing DeVille at 2720 Cherokee
1:00pm-4:00pm | $15 a la carte
2720 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 | Metered Street Parking
Evening Dance with the Sidney Street Shakers at Off Broadway Music Venue
8:30pm Doors, 9pm-12am Music and Dancing | Cash Bar | $12 a la carte
*Solo Charleston Contest* Prelims and finals end of second band set
3509 Lemp, St. Louis, MO 63118 | Street Parking
Monday, 4 July
Independence Day Picnic at Tower Grove Park
1pm, Rain or Shine at Sons of Rest Pavilion
BYOPicnic! Whatever you need or something to share if you fancy. Open to all; friends and family welcome. Pavilion is near the southeast corner of the park. Map HERE.
A la carte Pricing
The following dances will be available a la carte, meaning anyone in the general public can show up and pay at the door, as long as space permits (i.e. if 100 people show up and pay a la carte, we'll eventually sell out!) Keep in mind that if you're going to most of the dances, especially if you're a Lindy Hop St. Louis member, the full weekend ticket is the better value. Cash, check or card are accepted, except where cash only is noted.
- Thursday night - Miss Jubilee at Thaxton: $7/$5 with password, cash only
- Friday night - City Museum: $10 museum admission
- Friday late night at Central Studio: $10
- Saturday Daytime Dance with Gaslight Squares: $15
- Saturday Night Dance with Miss Jubilee/Steady Grinders: $25, $10 after 12am for just the late night portion
- Sunday Daytime Dance with Swing DeVille: $15
- Sunday Night Dance with Sidney Street Shakers: $12 at the door, cash only
Registration Terms & Conditions: The Nitty Gritty
Tickets to River City Mess Around are non-refundable. We understand that plans change, though, so tickets are transferable (i.e. you may sell your ticket to another dancer) until June 24, 2016 (one week before the event starts). By registering for this event, you acknowledge that dancing is a physical activity that may carry risk. You agree to hold harmless Lindy Hop St. Louis, its instructors, Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers for any accident or injury that may occur while dancing or otherwise.
Code of Conduct
Please take a moment to review our LHSL Event Code of Conduct.