San Diego Swing Cats

High Society Jazz Band of San Diego

by Nick on July 19, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 5:00-7:00 Free Summer Concert with
High Society & Sweethearts of Swing!
Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive, (University City)
San Diego, 92122


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Avalon Ball 2016


Gator by the Bay

by Nick on April 21, 2016

Gator by the Bay Schedule

Gator By The Bay Home Page


Glass Paint Swing

by Nick on February 24, 2016

Point Loma Library Presents

Glass Paint Swing

Learn to dance for the free Reception on March 5, 2016 featuring

Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Quintet

Jannette Kutchins will teach

Free Swing Dance lessons starting tomorrow,

Feb. 24, 2016-6:30 -7:30pm

March 2, 6:30-7:30pm

March 5, 2:00-3:00pm

Paintings by Bonnie Owen

Glass Art by Leslie Perlis


Christmas on the Prado

by Nick on December 4, 2015

Fri Dec 4, 3-11pm & Sat Dec 5, noon-11pm

Potentially danceable bands:

Friday December 4
4:00-4:40pm 32nd St Brass Band @ Palisades Stage (by the Automotive Museum and Hall of Champions)

All the rest are at the Bon Temps Social Club / Gator by the Bay stage in the Plaza de Panama by the Museum of Art:
5:00-6:20pm Bubba McCoy
6:40-8:10 Sue Palmer
8:30-10:00 Bayou Brothers

Saturday December 5
12:00-12:50pm Rhythm and the Method
1:10-2:10 Flipside Burners
2:30-3:30 San Diego Cajun Playboys
3:50-5:00 Three Chord Justice
5:20-6:30 Euphoria Brass Band
6:50-8:10 Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters
8:30-10:00 Theo and the Zydeco Patrol

Traffic and parking will be a mess. See the traffic section on the event site for parking and shuttle info.

Further info:

Full schedule:

Balboa Park Christmas On The Prado, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 38th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 4, 3-11pm, and Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-11pm. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”

Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 350,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.

Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.

**NEW THIS YEAR!! Children’s Interactive Area including a dynamic Community Mural where families can creatively contribute to giant-sized coloring book page featuring Balboa Park. Following December Nights, the Community Mural will then be on display in the Park throughout the holiday season! The Children’s Interactive Area will also include hands-on crafts, games, and entertainment and will be located adjacent to the beautiful and historic Botanical Building.


Sue Palmer&Her Motel Swing Orchestra


by Nick on July 30, 2015

San Diego, you are invited to a celebration of a lifetime,
in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII!

Date & Time: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 6 PM
Location: USS Midway Museum, Flight Deck

An unforgettable evening featuring:

Bob Hope
Judy Garland
The Andrews Sisters
Betty Grable
Carmen Miranda
Frances Langford and More!
Plus dance the night away with the nostalgic sounds of Swing!

San Diego, bring a friend, dress up vintage, and be a part of history! Participate in the only celebration in our city that will take you back to the spirit of this unforgettable era and do not miss this opportunity to shake the hand of the Greatest Generation! Food, beverage and cash only bar concessions will be available.

World War II Veterans, We Want You!
Please contact us for special accommodations and to be recognized at this once in a lifetime event.
Contact Paulette Mello at (619) 398-8248



by Nick on July 17, 2014

Celebrating 245 Years

SATURDAY, JULY 19th from 10am ~ 9:30pm
Blessing of the Bells @ 12pm
It is the only time of the year when all five bells are rung in unison and the only time during the weekend.

Evening filled with Dancing under the Stars
Music by The Legends ~ 6-9pm

SUNDAY, JULY 20th from 11am ~ 5pm
Pancake Breakfast @ 8am
Fiesta Opens @ 11am
Anniversary Mass @ 12pm
Blessing of the Animals @ 3:30pm