2015 Festival Schedule


Thursday October 1st
 

Showdown Pre-Party!
Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade Ave
Music by Meschiya Lake & The Lil Big Horns

7:00pm Check-in for weekend tickets and contests reg begin.
7:30pm Doors open
8:00pm Live Music Starts
9:00pm or Beginning of 2nd set - Jack & Jill Prelims
11:00pm or Beginning of 3rd set - Jack & Jill Finals
 

Friday October 2nd
 

12:00pm 
Second Line • Starting at Royal & Frenchmen Street
Ends near The French Market at St Phillip
 

1:00pm-5:00pm
French Market Stomp • Outdoor Concert & Dancing. No Contests.
Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion.
Music by The Palmetto Bug Stompers

 

7:30-Midnight
Live Music, Dancing, & Contests
Wax Museum 917 Conti
Music by Duke Heitger & Friends

6:00pm Team Division Rehearsals
6:30pm Check-in and contest registration begins.
7:30pm Doors Open to the Ballroom open.
8:00pm Live Music Starts
8:45pm or on the first band break - Team Division
9:00pm or beginning of 2nd set - Showdown Battle Prelims
10:00pm or beginning of 3rd set - Solo Prelims
 

1:00am-4:00am
After Hours Party • Bamboula's
514 Frenchmen St (back room)
Music by The Western Sweethearts

No Contests.
 

Saturday October 3rd
 

Dance Classes. Old US Mint - 400 Esplanade (3rd Fl)
10am-11am - Jazz with Giselle Anguizola
11am-Noon - Jazz Era Foxtrot with Laura Manning
12pm-1pm - Lindy Hop with Andy Reid & Laura Manning
 

1:00pm-5:00pm
French Market Stomp • Outdoor Concert and Dancing.
Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion.
Live Music by The Russell Welch Quartet

 

7:30pm-Midnight
Live Music, Dancing, Contests, & Vintage Expo Marketplace
NOCCA's Solomon Family Hall - Press St Between Royal & Chartres
Live Music by Ben Polcer's Swingin' Seven Featuring Miss Sophie Le
e
6:30pm Chorus Girl Rehearsals
7:30pm Doors Open
8:30pm - Chorus Girl Division
9:00pm or beginning of 2nd set - Showdown Quarter Final Battles
10:00pm or beginning of 3rd set - Showdown Semi Final TEAM Battle
11:00pm or beginning of 4th set - Showdown Final
 

1:00am-4:00am
After Hours Party • Bamboula's
514 Frenchmen St (back room)
Live Music by The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Endurance Contest on first band break.


Sunday October 4th
 
Dance Classes. Location: Jazz Park Dutch Alley (916 N Peters)
1:00pm-2:00pm - 2nd Line with Darryl Young
2:15pm-3:15pm - Lindy Hop with Kerry Genese
3:30pm-4:30pm - Blues with Chance Bushman
 

1:00pm-5:00pm
French Market Stomp • Outdoor Concert & Dancing
Dutch Alley Performance Pavilion
Live Music by The Shotgun Jazz Band

No Contests


7:30-Midnight
Concert, Dancing & Contest Viewing
The Wax Museum - 917 Conti
Music by Meschiya Lake & The Lil Big Horns

7:30pm Doors Open. Slow Dance Contest Reg Only.
8:00pm Live Music Starts
9:00pm or beginning of 2nd set - Slow Dance Prelims
10pm or beginning of 3rd set - Solo Finals
11:00pm or beginning of 4th set - Slow Dance Finals
 

1:00am-4:00am
Showdown After Party
Bamboula's - 514 Frenchmen (back room)
Music by King James & The Special Men

No Contests.
 

Individual Ticket Prices: All evening events are $60 each, after hours parties on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday are $20 starting at 1am. French Market events are free and open to the public. A full weekend ticket is $210 at the door for access to all events. Cash at the door only. No checks or credit cards accepted.

 

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