Win Tickets: Thursday Swing! @ Secret Society | Music + Dance Lesson Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Thursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy @ Secret Society on January 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 4.


From our sponsors:
Thursday Swing! Featuring The Stolen Sweets & The DjangophilesThursday Swing! Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy
January 7, 2016
Doors 8:30 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $8 | 21+

The Secret Society
116 NE Russell, Portland, OR, 97212

Two live bands, two dance lessons, 5 hours of swing music and dance every Thursday Night!! Join us for $5 food and drink specials for happy hour from 6-8pm when all ages are welcome in the ballroom, and stay for the second band and lesson as the night heats up at The Secret Society! No partner necessary, and you are welcome to join us and watch if you’re not ready to step out quite yet!

  • 6pm Dance Lesson with Melissa Roane!
  • 6:30pm Live Music and Dancing!
  • 8:00pm Dance Lesson with guest instructor!
  • 8:30pm Live Music and Dancing!

Melissa Roane – (Set time: 6:00 PM)
Melissa, though too modest to admit it, is one of Portland’s most important figures in Vintage Style Swing Dances. She has been teaching at the Viscount Dance Studio since 2003 and has taught, deejayed, and performed at various events around town. Her approachability, knowledge, fun classes, and dance style have garnered her a solid following and place among the Portland’s great swing instructors.

Baby & The Pearl Blowers – (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Vintage New Orleans & old Chicago style hot jazz. Baby & The Pearl Blowers is an all-star Portland band of premier musicians inspired by early American jazz. Lots of brass and plenty of hot swingin’ boogie. Baby & The Pearl Blowers deliver American roots music that was born in the brothels, saloons, night clubs, and street corners of New Orleans & old Chicago.

Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy – (Set time: 9:00 PM)
KidKaboom (AKA Jason Jurzak) – Bass, Sousaphone, Vocals
The Mississippi Gipsy (AKA Russell Welch) – Lead Guitar
Leon Cotter – Clarinet, Saxaphone
Breckenridge Cartwright – Rhythm Guitar

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21 Responses to Win Tickets: Thursday Swing! @ Secret Society | Music + Dance Lesson Featuring Baby & The Pearl Blowers, Kid KaBoom & the Mississippi Gipsy

  1. david December 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    my girl and i would love to learn some swing!

    • Lisa dudley January 4, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

      This is my peanut butter and jelly my pee n pod I must go ..

  2. Galen December 31, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Looks awesome. Sign me up!

  3. Danielle December 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

    Never checked out Secret Society. Maybe now’s the time?

  4. Che December 31, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    Lindy hop!

    This newbie is ready to get all jazzed up and shag like a swinger…as in dance the Collegiate [Shag], you filthy birds. I’ve got my Balboa man who is game for a six-count beat at the Secret with me. Cheers…and look for my #jitterbugtweets

  5. Tim Calderwood December 31, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    Can a geek learn to dance? Let us find out!

  6. Rose Mignano December 31, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I’ve got the perfect dress to wear!

  7. Megumi December 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    I always wanted to learn how to swing!

  8. Josue Mendoza December 31, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    I’m down to learn

  9. Meg December 31, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    This would be amazing!

  10. TIM FOSTER December 31, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to go to this all year, it would be great to win tickets.

  11. Michelle December 31, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Hey! I’d love to attend because it just so happens that I will be visiting Portland for the first time, and this lesson would be on my last night before I return home! I’m researching things to do while I explore Portland, and found this event. I’ve always wanted to learn swing dancing, and absolutely love this type of music. Going to this lesson/event would be an amazing way to cap-off the trip!


  12. Jane January 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    oooooh!!!!… I’d love to do this!… i need to learn some moves!;)… and would make a great first date night (i’m on a dating site;) haha)!!

  13. jeff linsday January 1, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    This would be cool

  14. Bret jarvis January 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    Perfect night out

  15. Melissa Fowler January 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    I would love to go

  16. chad January 2, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    i’ll be happy to take my wife and daughter.

  17. Angie Kopshy January 3, 2016 at 11:37 am #

    “And we should consider every day lost in which we have not [swing] danced at least once.” Nietzsche
    “May there be an instructor out there who can help me swing dance every day with grace.” Angie

  18. Joel January 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    Perfect! My daughter is going to college in Portland and has been wanting to learn to swing dance. I will be up in Portland on that date and this would be a perfect opportunity!

  19. Ashley T January 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to check this place out and this sounds like a fun way!

  20. Angie Kopshy January 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for these tickets. You guys are the best!!

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