Speakeasy night with a swing dance lesson, LIVE Big Band tunes, and prohibition-era drink specials! Free to attend for all ages! Check the schedule below.
This month, DeSoto Central Market and Savage Rhythm are partnering to create for you a special installment of our Monthly Speakeasy. DeSoto Central Market Speakeasy will be the kick off event of an entire weekend long Festival, Phoenix Shag & Drag. To do this Speakeasy night will be on third Friday this month, instead of our usual third Wednesday.
In addition to the being on Friday, we are starting a bit later and going all the way to midnight. You can still expect the same great music by Uptown Big Band, the same great vintage drinks from the bar, AND this month we are featuring a special Collegiate Shag Swing Dance lesson. Best of all, just as usual, there is NO COVER charge.
This is the only free venue with a live band in all of Phoenix!
The schedule is here, so keep an eye rolling below:
8:00-8:30pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:30-9:30 Uptown Big Band
9:30-10:00 Band break & Special Swing Dance Competition & Performances
10:00-11:00 Uptown Big Band
11:00-Midnight Swing & Jazz music by national DJ’s
As always, this event at the DeSoto Speakeasy has NO COVER charge! It’s the only chance you’ll have for a free dance lesson and free dancing to a live big band, so be sure to support the many food vendors in the marketplace or enjoy the vintage drink menu at the bar.
Most food vendors close around 9pm.
Parking is available on the south side of the building or just south east in the lot behind the church.
No partner/experience required!
See this youtube video for a little look on what it’s like to dance at DeSoto:
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