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Midsummer Night Swing 2014 Season Announced June 24 - July 12, 2014

JUNE 24 – JULY 12, 2014

Jazz Sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant Opens Series with
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks,

Salsa Legend Willie Rosario in a Rare New York Appearance,

Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas Direct from Cuba *US Debut*,

Grammy Winning All Star The Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups,
Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy *New York Debut*,

The First Ladies of Disco featuring Martha Wash, Linda Clifford,
and Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean (formerly of Chic)

Silent Discos Following Live Sets on June 26 & July 3,
with Dancing to DJs Played Through Wireless Headphones

Kids Dance, Vintage Fashion and Dance Contests, and More

April 23, 2014—This summer Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing will celebrate the great dance bands and soloists that drive the action on the dance floor.  Taking place in a specially designed open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus & Amsterdam) Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 24—July 12, Midsummer Night Swing will bring together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from dozens of diverse social and cultural backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance.  Says Bill Bragin, Director of Public Programming for Lincoln Center, “Many popular music styles have their roots in dance music, before the artists moved into concert halls. Midsummer Night Swing brings some of the best bands from around the world and around the city to play for the most demanding and appreciative audiences they’ll ever play for – dancers.  This year we will present artists whose electric personalities and musical magnetism can lure dancers to do what they do best – swing, mambo, shimmy, shake, tango, hustle, samba, Lindy, two-step, and boogaloo the night away at one of the most joyous festivals of the New York summer season.”  

"Macy's is very excited to once again return as sponsor of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing for a fourth year,” says Patti Lee, District Vice President and General Manager for Macy's Herald Square. “Summer in the city is all the more exciting when large-scale, public events can be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Whether it is Macy's 4th of July Fireworks or Midsummer Night Swing, together we stage one-of-a-kind, outdoor events that bring people together under the stars in New York City."

Tickets and passes go on sale May 22. Multi-evening Midsummer Night Passes are priced at $84 for six dances, and $170 for the full season.  Four dance passes are available for $60. Tickets for individual evening events are $17.

Midsummer Night Swing 2014 is sponsored by Macy’s

Midsummer Night Swing is made possible by Janice Savin Williams and Christopher J. Williams/The Williams Capital Group, LP.