Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing will feature five nights of incredible Latin music and social dance under the stars. Returning to Damrosch Park, New York City, from June 25–July 13, dancers can enjoy the sounds and steps of salsa, mambo, tango and more. Single event tickets and multi-evening passes are on sale now at MidsummerNightSwing.org. Social Dance Series Celebrates Latin Rhythms and Dance Over Five Nights With Performances by: The just-announced Cuban superstar band Formell y Los Van Van, Rare New York performance by Brazilian icon and “Queen of Forró” Elba Ramalho, Chulo Records’s Los Hacheros blend authentic salsa aesthetics with New York attitude, Classic salsa rhythms on the Fourth of July with renowned bandleader Bobby Valentín and his orchestra and Golden-age tango with Analía Goldberg’s Sextet, of Orquesta Color Tango. Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500.
Lincoln Center announced the 30th season of Midsummer Night Swing, celebrating the rich diversity of New York City with a wide range of sounds and dance styles from Tuesday, June 25, to Saturday, July 13, 2019. Fifteen nights of outdoor dance lessons and performances under the stars—covering genres like swing, rhythm & blues, ballroom, tango, salsa, and forró—bring to life the timeless magic of summer in the city. Series Features 15 Nights of Social Dance with International Music Icons and Contemporary Rising Stars, including: Rare New York performance by Brazilian icon and “Queen of Forró” Elba Ramalho, Trumpeter Bria Skonberg returns leading a new iteration of the Sisterhood of Swing, now with seven incredible musicians, including vocalist Catherine Russell,A night of DiscoVogue with Escort, East Village icon DJ Lina, and MikeQ x Qween Beat celebrating WorldPride NYC, Chulo Records’ Los Hacheros blend authentic salsa aesthetics with New York attitude, Classic salsa rhythms on the Fourth of July with renowned bandleader Bobby Valentín and his orchestra, New Orleans Jazz with five-time Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur performing the songs of Blue Lu Barker, A new leader in contemporary swing, the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Rising star Charles Turner & Uptown Swing, playing hard-swinging standards and Return of Silent Discos, Dance Contest, and LC Kids Dance! Live music begins at 7:30 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm, except on June 27 and July 2 when Silent Disco extends the party until 11:30 pm. Admission includes a dance lesson for people of all skill levels, taught by some of New York’s foremost instructors. Through May 1, all ticket types can be purchased with no additional fees. Tickets start at $18. More information on individual tickets and season passes can be found below and at MidsummerNightSwing.org.