Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing Schedule Announced

Dancing and live music in an outdoor setting June 24-July 12

Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing has announced its 2014 season, which will begin June 24 and run through July 12. Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will open the series with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Shows take place in the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam) Tuesdays through Saturdays. Dancers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the 15 evenings of social dance.

Subsequent nights will bring a variety of musical styles including African soukous, semba, and kizomba with Cuban rhythms from Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca, joined by salsa dura trombonist Jimmy Bosch, as well as hot jazz from local favorite the Hot Sardines. Latin performer Willie Rosario will make a rare New York appearance on July 4 with his Orquesta.

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.Each evening of Midsummer Night Swing is a ticketed event. The night begins with a dance lesson at 6:30 pm for all skill levels with some of New York’s foremost instructors. Lessons are included in the price of admission. Live music and dancing begins at 7:30 pm until 10 pm. Dancing continues until 11:30 pm on June 26 and July 3 for the Silent Discos.

Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212-721-6500, or at Midsummer Night Swing.

Schedule for Midsummer Night Swing

Tuesday, June 24

Cécile McLorin Salvant with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Wednesday, June 25

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca with special guest Jimmy Bosch

Thursday, June 26

The Loser’s Lounge: Dancing Queens: The Music of ABBA and More

Friday, June 27

The Hot Sardines

Saturday, June 28

The Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy Cajun *New York Debut*


Monday, June 30 at 7:00 pm

Film Screening: AKA Doc Pomus

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street

Tuesday, July 1

Milly Quezada

Note: One set at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 2

Save the Last Dance For Me: Roomful of Blues Plays the Music of Doc Pomus

Thursday, July 3

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

Friday, July 4

Willie Rosario y Su Orquesta

Saturday, July 5

James Langton’s New York All-Star Big Band featuring Dan Levinson and Molly Ryan

Tuesday, July 8

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks: Boardwalk Empire, with special guests Margot B. and Stephen DeRosa

Wednesday, July 9

Cojunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas **US Debut**

Thursday, July 10

Octavio Brunetti Tango Orchestra

Friday, July 11


Saturday, July 12 from 3:00 to 4:30pm

Kids’ Dance!

Saturday, July 12

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest James Carter: A Tribute to Illinois Jacquet