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Swing City
Live bands every Friday Night
and some Saturdays

--Two Locations--
(check schedule for details)

Somerville City Club
20 Innerbelt Rd.
Somerville, MA 02143
(just off I-93 at exit 28)

WCYC/Huron Ave
688 Huron Ave
Fresh Pond/Cambridge
(across from Fresh Pond golf ctr)

Free Lessons*: 7:45-8:45
(*with cover)
Dancing: 8:45-1am
All ages welcome
$15 ($10 w/ student ID)
directions »
(617) 513-9841

"Hosting fine Swing and Lindy Hop Dancing in Boston since 1994"

Friday, July 23:
"Rockin' George Leh" at the Somerville City Club
One of the world's best blues/r&b/gospel singers around! Proclaimed a "Blues Legend" in February, 2009 by the Boston City Council.

New on Swing City's Roster, these guys Swing with the best of 'em! They cover the spectrum of dancing tunes and will be rolling out their best swinging sets to keep you dancing all night. More about them here.

Featuring Special Guest Instructer Nancy Murphy of RugCutters
- Beginner with Karen Leeds
- Intermediate with Nancy Murphy
(see below for more details about the lessons)

Dear Swing City Patrons!

Thanks to all that made out to the City Club after last week's last minute venue change. It was a pretty full house, and definitely the night was swinging! Hopefully not too many people missed out on a good time.

This Friday at the Swing City / Huron:
"Rockin' George Leh"

"THE MAN" Since 1963 Blues Legend Rockin' George has been a fixture of the New England and Washington D.C. area music scenes. Rockin' George was a member of The J. Geils Blues Band (1967), Swallow (1968-1973), Skyhook (1973-1975), Powerhouse (1975-1977), and The Thrillers (1978-1981). From 1982-1983 Rockin' George appeared at Sandy's Jazz Revival in Beverly, MA as the club's opening act (keyboard and vocals). From 1983 to 2003 Rockin' George worked with the Rockin' Shoes performing throughtout New England.

Rockin' George is presently backed by a five piece band. Rockin' George also appears on some Sunday evenings at the Grogg in Newburyport, MA with his good friend Parker Wheeler (Swallow). Rockin' George brings his own unique style to an eclectic mix of classic blues, soulful R&B, and spine tingling rock n' roll. A singer of power and emotion, his ability to inspire an audience is legendary. Rockin' George has shared the stage with many great artists over the years including: Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Joe Cocker, Grand Funk Railroad, Bob Seger, Janis Joplin, Alice Cooper, The James Gang, Albert King, James Cotton, Joe Turner, Taj Mahall, James Montgomery, Big Mama Thornton, Sonny Terry, Brownie Mcghee, Johnny Copeland, Joanna Connor, Roomful of Blues, and Ronnie Earl.

Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance lessons at Swing City

Special Guest Instructor Nancy Murphy of RugCutters will be teaching the intermediate Swing lesson this week. Also, Karen Leeds returns to teach the beginner class. Both are at 7:45. Classes have been HUGE lately, so be sure to come for those. Beginner and intermediate levels are concurrent, so you can find a class that suits you and still bring your friends who might be at a different level. Plus, the classes are a GREAT way to meet people if you're new to the scene.

Swing City at the City Club, the best weekly Swingin' venue in town!

- Tons of free parking
- Ice Cold Air Conditioning
- Full Bar, ~$4 cocktails (City Club only)
- Great Floor (one patron was giddy with excitement last week! thx)
- Easy "T" Access (City Club only)

7:30pm: Beginner and Intermediate Swing Dance Lessons, no partner necessary.
9:00pm: Band goes on (DJ in the breaks)
until ~12:00am or when people leave

The great thing about the new intermediate lessons program is that the bulk of our regular dancers will be able to take a non-beginner class with our rotation of Boston's top dance instructors, while still being able to bring beginner friends for the intro lesson. The intro class will be single step East Coast, while the intermediate class will be taught in triple-step and sometimes will include some Lindy and more. The intermediate class will be different each week. Furthermore, if either lesson is too hard or simple for you, one can just switch to the other one as needed.

So please join us for lessons, a night of rich live music, dancing, affordable cocktails (yes, $4!), lots of cool fun people of all ages, and some great exercise. Bottom line, a great night out for only $15 ($10 with college ID), the cheapest cocktails in town, and a super vibe! Read, "Boston's official Cheap Date."

Tons of Swing City Photos are in the Photo gallery

See you there!

This Week's Raffle Winners:

(none this week, stay tuned for more winners)

Congratulations! If your name is listed above, you have won a pair of tickets to Swing City. To claim simply contact me at


If you have your own comments to share, we'd love to hear them. Please email us at

See you this Friday!
on behalf of all of our entertainers and staff


Coming Up!
( full schedule » )
July 23
Rockin George Leh
(City Club)
July 30
Beantown Swing Orchestra
(Huron Ave)
We're sorry, City Rhythm Orchestra cancelled their New England tour.
Aug 6
Gas House Gorillas, NYC
(Huron Ave)
Aug 13
(City Club)
Aug 20
(Huron Ave)

Latest Photos!

Swing City Field Trips

Swing Instructors, bring your students, earn a little extra on the side.

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Taxi Dancers are in!

Until 10:30 we have friendly volunteers to dance with everyone and anyone, so if you don't have a partner or are new, "Catch a Cab"! more »

If you'd like to apply to be one of our taxi dancers,
send us a note »


What people are saying:
"It was one of the best swing dances I have attended in well over a year (and I dance several times a week)."

"Nice people all w/good intentions. From the person at door to anyone I would ask questions; all have positive,upbeat(no pun intended) attitudes. And this love of Swing Dancing is obvious by all assistance kindly offered and rendered. Five Stars."

Our Fantastic Instructors and DJ's:

"Slick" Mike (It's All Swing)
Todd & Beth (ZazouSwing)
Tony & Aurelie (Hop To the Beat)
Alex and Megan
Step Step Triple Step
Nancy Murphy (Rug Cutters')
JJ Williams (JJ Productions)
Karen Leeds (website)

Taxi Dancers are in the house! New dancer or coming solo? Dance with them! (Interested in becoming one? Drop me a line.)


See you on the dance floor!
Your humble "Swing City Impresario"

If you have any preferences or suggestions, please post them on the Swing City discussion board, which is--I’m glad to say--very active! We'd really like to have your opinions.

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