River City Mess Around

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!

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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!*

Bands

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!

Venues

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

Event Schedule

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.

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