2014 Festival Schedule

2015 Festival Schedule is to be announced!

Join us in New Orleans on October 1st-6th 2015



2014 schedule

Thursday, Oct 2nd

Time: 7pm-12am
Location: The Old US Mint
Musical Entertainment: Shotgun Jazz Band
Additional Entertainment: Vintage Fashion Shows, Dance Performances
Contests to View: Foxtrot Contest - Free to Enter!
Note: The cost of this night is NOT included in your weekend ticket.
This is an add-on to the event. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door.
BUY TICKETS TO EXPO HERE! ---> http://www.nolavintageexpo.com

 Event Info
*Daytime activities and dance classes are for all levels and all ages.
*Classes are first come first served.  Some may become crowded.
*All contests start at the beginning of band sets. This is helpful to know if timing is ever off.
*Finding The French Market’s Dutch Alley: If you are standing at the Joan of Arc Statue where Decatur & N Peters splits, walk across the street toward the river and you’ll find Dutch Alley. Its right behind all the shops and near Galvez Restaurant.

Friday, Oct 3rd

12:00pm - Second Line Parade - Rain or Shine
Location: Louis Armstrong Park (St Ann & N Rampart)
End Location: French Market Dutch Alley
    Music: The Royal Street Wreckers


French Market at Dutch Alley - Performance Pavillion (916 N Peters)
11:00am-1:30pm - Weekend Check-in & Contest Registration (Lindy Hop Battle & Jack & Jill Only)
1:00-5:00pm - New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings
2:30pm Jack and Jill Prelims, 3:30pm Lindy Hop Battle Prelims


Musee Conti Wax Museum ( 917 Conti St)
7:30pm-8:30pm - Ticket Check-In & Contest Registration at Wax Museum (Solo Jazz Only)
8:00pm-Midnight - Ben Polcer's Swingin' Seven featuring Miss Sophie Lee & Linnzi Zaorski
9pm Lindy Hop Battle Quarter Finals, 10pm Solo Jazz Prelims & Finals.


Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen St - Upstairs)
*This venue is 21+. Bring IDs.
1:00am-4:00am - Luke Winslow King Quartet featuring Esther Rose
Contests to View/Enter: None.


Three Muses (532 Frenchmen St )
12:00am-2:00am - After Hours Eating! All Ages!
**Three Muses has been kind enough to keep their doors open with food longer than normal for us.  Please support this amazing restaurant.  They love dancers and have amazing food!


Saturday, Oct 4th

Dance Class & Chorus Girl Comp - Old US Mint (400 Esplanade) 3rd Floor
10:00am-11:00am - Solo Jazz w/ Ryan Francois
12:00pm-1:30pm - Chorus Girl Troupe Competition, Music by Ben Polcer’s Swingin 6 featuring The Welbourne Jazz Camp Reunion Jam Session.


Dance Classes. Jazz Park Dutch Alley (916 N Peters)
11:00am-11:45pm - St Louis Shag /Christian & Jenny
1:00pm-1:45pm - Balboa w/Peter Loggins & Mia Goldsmith
3:00pm- 3:45pm - Slow Dance & Blues Partnering w/Chance Bushman
The French Market - Dutch Alley Performance Pavillion (916 N Peters)
1:00pm-5:00pm - The Palmetto Bug Stompers
2:30pm Jack & Jill Finals


Civic Theatre (510 O'Keefe Ave)
*DO NOT bring in water bottles or outside booze into this theatre. Bags will be checked and it will be taken away.
7:30pm-8:30pm - Contest Registration (Slow Dance Only)
8:00pm-Midnight - The Jonathan Stout Orchestra featuring Laura Windley
8:45pm Team Performance, 9pm Slow Dance Prelims, 10pm Lindy Hop Battle Finals


Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen St - Upstairs)
*This venue is 21+. Bring IDs.
1:00am-4:00am - Aurora Nealand’s Royal Roses
 2am Endurance Contest. Social Dancing!

Sunday, Oct 5th

Dance Classes. Location: Jazz Park Dutch Alley (916 N Peters)
12:00pm-1:00pm - Solo Blues - Annie Trudeau
1:15pm-2:00pm - Lindy Hoppin' w/ Mikey Pedroza & Annie Trudeau
2:15pm-3:00pm - Evoking The Battle Spirit! w/Anaïs Sékiné & Alain Fragman
3:15pm-4:00pm - Collegiate Shag w/Stephen Sayer & Chandrae Roettig


The French Market - Dutch Alley Performance Pavillion (916 N Peters)
1:00pm-5:00pm Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five Featuring Laura Windley
 2pm Intergenerational Prelims & Finals.


Southport Music Hall (200 Monticello Ave, Jefferson)
8:00pm-9:00pm - Contest Registration (Solo Blues Only)
8:00pm-Midnight - Meschiya Lake & The Lil Big Horns
9pm Slow Dance Finals, 10pm Solo Blues.
This venue is 6 miles away from the French Quarter and is NOT within walking distance or biking distance. 
United Cab Phone # (504) 522-9771 Jefferson Cab Co (504) 835-4242
*Use Jefferson Cab ONLY for getting from Southport Hall back to The Quarter/Frenchmen.


Maison (508 Frenchmen St)
1:00am-4:00am - Alligator Chomp Chomp spinning those cracklin’ 45’s.


Monday Oct 6th


1pm Musicians vs Dancers Baseball - St Roch Field



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