Swing Dance with MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s in the Spanish Ballroom

• Beginner swing lesson 8-9pm
• Band plays 9-11:30pm
• Admission $30/door
• SAVE $10! Purchase in advance online and pay $20; ticket sales ends at 12noon the day of the dance. Advance ticket sales are final; no refunds or credits.

Praline Cafe in the Spanish Ballroom lobby will be open, serving wine, beer, and much more!

The torch bearers of a great American musical heritage, MITCH WOODS AND HIS ROCKET 88s take their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the ’40s, breathing fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.” One of our long-time favorites, we are supremely delighted to welcome them back to the stage at the Spanish Ballroom.



Nov 23 2024


8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg


Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812