River City Mess-Around 4th of July Dance Weekend

July 4-6, 2014



Early Bird tickets: $55
Regular tickets: $60
LHSL member tickets $38 (after June 20, LHSL members will pay regular rate)
Optional Add-On City Museum Dance: $8 at the museum door (because the museum is a public space and we are not renting the whole thing, admission has to be separate. We'll have all River City Mess Around attendees on our group-rate list!)

Event Schedule


  • 9:30 pm Miss Jubilee at the Thaxton Speakeasy's Prohibition Night Unofficial Pre-Party ($7/$5 with password, not included with registration), 1009 Olive Street, downtown St. Louis

FRIDAY July 4th

  • 10:00am: VP Parade, Fair St. Louis activities, and Fireworks in Forest Park. Check out the Fair St. Louis website for info about the fair and the River City Mess Around Facebook Event for info about dancer meet ups!
  • 8:00 pm to 12:00am: Miss Jubilee at the Mahler Ballroom , 4915 Washington (at Euclid) St. Louis 63108. Doors/intro lesson at 8, music starts at 9. Jack & Jill Contest--prelims at first band break, finals top of last set.
  • 12:30-3:30 am Late Night Dance at the Central Studio, 5617 Pershing St. Louis 63112. BYOB.

 SATURDAY July 5th

  • 1:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Dance with The Sidemen in the City Museum Architecture Room! 701 N. 15th St. St. Louis 63103. *note: this is an add-on dance. $8 for weekend ticket holders, $12 open to the public at the door*
  • 8:00 pm doors open/DJ: SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY! The Mess Around All Stars 9 pm to midnight at 2720 upstairs, 2720 Cherokee Street, St. Louis 63118. Couples Dance Contest--prelims at first band, finals top of last set.
  • 12:30-3:30 am Late Night Dance with special guest DJ Michael Gamble at Central Studio, 5617 Pershing 63112.

SUNDAY July 6th

  • 1:00-4:00 pm Afternoon Dance at the Lemp Mansion Gazebo with Michael Gamble's Gamblers! 3322 DeMenil Pl. 63118. 

A La Cart PricingvalNJB2013

  • $ 15 Friday Night Dance at the Mahler Ballroom
  • $10 Friday Late Night Dance at the Central Studio
  • $12 Saturday Afternoon at the City Museum (museum admission, access to all of museum)
  • $20 Saturday Night Main Dance at 2720 Cherokee
  • $10 Saturday Late Night at the Central Studio
  • $8 Sunday Afternoon at the Lemp Mansion Gazebo

Contests (Sign up at the dance)

Jack & Jill - enter as an individual and social dance with random partners over the course of several songs. Friday night, prelims first band break, finals top of last set. $5/individual.

Couples Contest - enter with a partner, who you will dance with for the duration of this social dance contest. Saturday night, prelims during first band break and finals at top of 3rd set. $10/couple.

Contest Prizes include passes to the Nevermore Jazz Ball, River City Mess-Around 2015, Southern Swing Challenge, Lindypalooza, Big Red, and Rock Ya' Body.

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