Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing 2019

New York’s best dance party under the stars is back! Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing 2019 will transform Damrosch Park into an outdoor dance party from June 25th to July 13th.

Each night, Midsummer Night Swing will offer a different genre of live music and dance such as salsa, ballroom, disco, and jazz to spice up the summer nights. Depending on the style of the evening, guests can also expect dance instructors to teach new moves and get the groove going.

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According to the Lincoln Center website, the dance floor opens to ticket and pass holders at 6 PM. Midsummer Night Swingers are invited to learn dance moves from the instructors from 6:15-7:30 PM. The first live set is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 PM (unless otherwise noted) and the second set will commence from 9:00-10:00 PM (unless otherwise noted).

 

Dance Floor Rules

Anyone is welcomed to the dance floor regardless of whether they’re a seasoned pro or a newbie. However, Lincoln Center’s website states that bags and purses of any size are not allowed on the dance floor. Food, drinks, and picture taking are also not allowed on the dance floor. However, guests are encouraged to take pictures off the floor or on the sidelines and post them on social media with the hashtag #MidsummerNightSwing.

 

Food & Drinks

There will be food trucks available to fuel dance moves. Guests can enjoy summer cocktails, wine, and beer at the Fun Bar. As mentioned earlier, food and drinks are not allowed on the dance floor. There will also be a Kid Zone for the children attending Midsummer Night Swing, located at The Deck (southeast corner of Damrosch Park). Along with games, kids can enjoy a “mini bar” full of juice, fruits, and candy.

 

Silent Nights

On select nights, there will be a silent disco from 10:00-11:30 PM. This is complimentary with your ticket to that night’s event; otherwise, it’s $5 at the door. While the headphones are free, you will need either a credit card or ID to borrow them.

 

Weather Updates

Since Midsummer Night Swing is under the sky, guests should check the Lincoln Center website when it rains for cancellations, and ticket exchanges or refunds.

 

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing 2019 Schedule:

 

Tuesday, June 25

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (1920s Big Band Swing)  Tickets

 

Wednesday, June 26

TBD (Cuban Salsa)  Tickets

 

Thursday, June 27

DiscoVogue (Disco, Pop)  Tickets
 Silent Disco (free with ticket, $5 at door) 

 

Friday, June 28

Dr. K’s Motown Revue (Soul, Rhythm &Blues)  Tickets

 

Saturday, June 28

Los Hacheros (Salsa)  Tickets

 

Tuesday, July 2

Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge (Disco)  Tickets
 Silent Disco (free with ticket, $5 at door) 

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Wednesday, July 3

Sisterhood of Swing Seven (1930s-40s Classic Swing)  Tickets

 

Thursday, July 4

Bobby Valentin Orchestra (Salsa)  Tickets

 

Friday, July 5

Joe Battaglia & The New York Big Band (Ballroom)  Tickets

 

Saturday, July 6

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing (Swing, Jazz, Blues)  Tickets

 

Tuesday, July 9

Elba Ramalho (Forró)  Tickets

 

Wednesday, July 10

Eyal Vilner Big Band (Big Band Swing)  Tickets

 

Thursday, July 11

Analía Goldberg’s Sextet (Tango)  Tickets

 

Friday, July 12

Maria Muldaur (New Orleans Jazz, Rhythm & Blues)  Tickets

 

Saturday, July 13

LC Kids Dance (This is a free event)

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (Big Band Swing)  Tickets

 

If you’re interested in attending various dances and bringing a friend along, check out Lincoln Center’s multiple packages and passes here.

 

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