U Wanna Dance

Calendar

The U Wanna Dance Calendar is here to assist dancers in choosing the best entertainment options available. 
It also is here to enhance the visibility of the musicians and venues that supply that entertainment.   
 July 20 to  July 31
U Wanna Dance strives to provide as accurate and up to date information on dance events as possible.
However, due to circumstances beyond our control, dates and times of events could be subject to change or even cancelation. Therefore, be advised that because the information contained here could be subject to change without our knowledge,
U Wanna Dance can not be held responsible for its content.
If you have any questions about an event, it is always advised you contact or visit the website of the venue that is hosting the event.
To assist you 
with making your search, there are links to most of these bands and venues on
our Bands and Venues  Pages.
  

July


Sun, July 20                                 


Minnesota Blues Society
Annual Picnic & Food Drive
Jimmi "Primetime" Smith
Curtis Blake
Lisa Wenger
Dan Schwalbe
John Lindberg
Robb Stupka
Rosetown American Legion
700 W Cnty Rd C
Roseville, MN 55113
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Jazz Family Robinson
Famous Dave's Brunch
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Patty & the Buttons
Aster
11:00 am


Kurt Jorgensen Band
PD Pappy's
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Paul Mayasich
Neumann's Bar
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free


Retro Swing Sister
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
5:00 pm (canceled)


Moses Oakland
Open Blues Jam
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm


Mouldy Figs
Main Street Bar, Hopkins, MN
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$3.00


DJ Dance
(SDS) Social Dance Studio
TC Rebels
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Admission: $11.00
Members/Students w/ID: $7.00


Mon, July 21                                   


Dan Perry and Ice Cream
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lk Harriet Pkwy, Mpls, MN 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!


Somewhat Dixieland Band
Como Park Lakeside Pavillion
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy
St. Paul, MN
7:00 pm 
FREE!


Free & Easy
Town Green
Sounds of Summer
Maple Grove
7991 Main St N
Maple Grove, MN
763 494-6500
7:00 pm
FREE!


The Castaways
Concerts in the Park
Brookview Park
200 Brookview Pkwy N.
Golden Valley, MN
7:00 pm
FREE!


Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm
Swing dance Lesson, 7:15
Instructors Bill and Shannon
FREE!


Lady J & her Root Doctors
Blues Jam
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
8:30 pm


Willie Murphy & Tom Hunter
Blues Jam
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
7:30 pm


DJ Dance
Rhythm Junction, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio
$5.00


Open Jam
Shaw's Bar & Grill, 8:30 pm
FREE


Tues, July 22                                 

White Elephant
Mears Park
366 Sibley St
Downtown St. Paul, MN
Noon
FREE!


Explosion Big Band
     with Doug Haining & Scott Agster
17 piece band
Minnesota History Center
9 Nights of Music
Every Tuesday in July & August
Free Outdoor Concerts
(inside if rains)
345 W. Kellogg Bl.
St. Paul, MN  55102
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Bend  in the River Big Band
Como Park Lakeside Pavillion
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy
St. Paul, MN
7:00 pm 
FREE!


Holy Rocka Rollaz
Town Square Park, 
Town Square Drive NE, 
Blaine, MN
7:00 pm


Ana & the Bel-Tones
Sea Salt Eatery
Minnehaha Falls
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, 
Mpls, MN
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Hot Date
Bryant Square Park, 
3101 Bryant Ave S, Mpls, MN
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE!


Blues Jam
Wilebski's Blues Saloon, 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Jam Master Series
Different Host Every Week
Great Dancing, FREE


Jaybee & the Routine
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
9:30 pm


    Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton 
& (CAO) Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Loring Pasta Bar, 6-9 pm


Paul Mayasich & Friends
Manitou Station
8:00 pm


DJ Dance 
Gasthaus
8390 Lofton Ave
Stillwater, MN
7:00 pm Start

East Coast Swing Lesson, 6:00 pm
Instruction by Shanen & John
FREE!!


Blues Jam
Narrow's, 7 pm
FREE


Wed, July 23                                                  

Rich Lewis Band
Minnehaha Falls 
4801 S Minnehaha Pk Dr
Mpls, MN 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!


Eagan Market Fest 2014
Socaholix
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pan Dimensions
(steel drum band)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Eagan Festival Grounds Band Shell
1501 Central Pkwy, 
Eagan, MN  55121
FREE!


Northern Lights
Shoreview Commons
Haffeman Pavilion 
(behind Shoreview Community Center)
4580 Victoria St. N
Shoreview, MN
7:00 pm
Free!


Inside Straight
Tally's Dockside
White Bear Lake
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton
Dunn Bros. on Grand
1569 Grand Ave.  
St. Paul, MN
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Harold's House Party!
KFAI FM Radio
Mpls- 90.3 & St. Paul- 106.7 
4 - 6:30 pm
with on air guest
    Social Animals
(formerly Diet Folk)
also performing at 
331 Club, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free


Bad Companions
Lee's, 9:00 pm
Shannon's Dance Lesson
8:00 pm
Free


Thur, July 24                              
     

        Reverend Raven

& the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
             with Big Al Groth on Sax 
     
     (MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe

     8:00 pm


Marketfest June 19 - July 31
Tim & the Pickups
Genre: Classic Rock
Gazebo Stage
Silver Hammer Quartet
Genre: Beatles Tribute 
3rd Street Stage
Downtown White Bear Lake
Thursday Evenings 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!


Jerry O'Hagan
 & his Orchestra
Ordway's Summer Dance Series
Thursday Nights: June 19 - July 24
Rice Park
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN  55102
Dance Lesson:  6:00 pm
Band: 7:15 pm
Free!


Mystic Order of Reverb & Twang
Minnehaha Falls 
4801 S Minnehaha Pk Dr
Mpls, MN 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!


Classic Big Band
 & the Nostalgics

Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lk Harriet Pkwy, Mpls, MN 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!


Dan Perry & Ice Cream
Central Park
Frank Rog Amphithreatre
2540 Lexington Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 
7:30 pm


Bend in the River
Big Band
Hopkins
Music in the Park
Hopkins Downtown Park
16 Ninth Ave. S.
rain location 33 14th Ave. N.
7:00 pm
FREE!


Mouldy Figs
North St. Paul
Music in the Park
Hause Park
E. 4th Ave & Charles St
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!


Stockcar Named Desire
Neumann's
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FREE!


Rockin' Pinecones
Eagles 34, 8:00 pm
$5.00


Swing Beat
Wabasha Street Caves
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages, $7.00


Del Counts
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
7:00 pm


Butanes
Shaw's, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free


TC Swing Presents
Late Night Swing
DJ Dance w/Lessons
(SDS) Social Dance Studio
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Instruction by Terry & Cindy Gardner
East Coast Swing Lesson, 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindy Hop Lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance, 10:00 pm
Dance Only:  $6.00 / Lessons Only:  $9.00
Dance & Lessons:  $11.00 
1st Thursday Beginner Night Special!!!
Dance & Lessons only $9.00
Stdnts to age 24 / Military:  $2.00 off w/ID


Collectively Blue Presents
The Blues Mill
DJ Dance
Four Seasons Dance Studio
Blues Dance Lessons
Intermediate: 7:30 pm
Beginner: 8:30 pm
Dance: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lesson: $5.00
Dance: $5.00
Both: $8.00


Open Blues Jam
Schooner's Bar, 8:30 pm 
Free


Fri, July 25                                                                    

Louisiana Rhythms
KFAI Radio, 2-4 pm
Mpls. 90.3 FM
St. Paul 106.7 FM


Davina & the Vagabonds
Sommerfest
(Cargill Commons Patio)
1111 Nicollet Mall 
Mpls, MN
2:00 pm


Concrete Surgery
Minnehaha Falls 
4801 S Minnehaha Pk Dr
Mpls, MN 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free!


     Slice of Shoreview
Rockin' Hollywoods
Island Lake Park
Shoreview, MN 
Victoria exit just south of 694
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Scottie Miller Band
Aster Cafe
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lamont Cranston
with Bruce McCabe
Medina Ballroom
8:30 pm.
$10.00


Sugartree
American Legion N. St. Paul
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
(no cover)


Wildfire
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
8:30 pm


Crosstown Band
Half Time Rec
9:00 pm


DJ DANCE
(MWCSDC)
Minnesota West Coast Swing Dance Club
B-Dale Club
Dance: 8:30 pm
West Coast Lesson: 7:30 pm
Admission: $10.00
Members/Students:  $7.00  w/ ID


Sat, July 26                                    


   Lowertown Blues Festival
Sena Ehrhardt Band
3:00 pm
Lamont Cranston Band
4:30 pm
Hamilton Loomis
6:30 pm
Shemekia Copeland
8:30 pm
Mears Park
221 5th St E
Downtown St. Paul, MN
(bring chairs)
FREE!


Lisa Wenger
PD Pappy's
3:00 pm


Slice of Shoreview
High & Mighty
Island Lake Park
Shoreview, MN 
Victoria exit just south of 694
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Sugartree
American Legion N. St. Paul
8:30 pm - 12:30 am
(no cover)


Holy Rocka Rollaz
Meister's Bar & Grill
Classic Car Show
1056 W Hwy 96 
Shoreview MN 55126 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wildfire
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
8:30 pm


Miss Shannon's
              Summer Sock Hop

    Riverside Swing Band
Lee's
9:45 pm
Dance Lesson: 8:45 pm
$7.00


Armadillo Jump
Tally's Dockside
White Bear Lake
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dee Miller Band
School of the Wise II
Chanhassen, MN
8:30 pm 


Mystic Order of Reverb & Twang
Manitou Station
9:00 pm


Collectively Blue
House Party
Lesson: 
Dance $5
Lesson $5
9:00 pm
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DJ Dance
(Country & Variety Swing)
Starks Saloon
Dance Lesson at 7:30 pm
Dance at 8:00 pm
$5.00


Sun, July 27                                    

Lisa Wenger & Billy
Famous Dave's Brunch
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


            Slice of Shoreview
  Holy Rocka Rollaz

Island Lake Park
Shoreview, MN 
Victoria exit just south of 694
Noon - 3:30 pm


Patty & the Buttons
Aster
11:00 am


Kurt Jorgensen Band
PD Pappy's
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Gang of Mischief
Neumann's Bar
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free


Dee Miller Band
Muddy Waters
Prescott, WI
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mouldy Figs
Shamrocks
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Scottie Miller
(solo)
Washington Square
on the patio
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Retro Swing Sister
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
5:00 pm


Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra
    & Charmin Michelle
Cinema Ballroom
Lesson: 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Band: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Admission: $12.00 
Students: $8.00  


Moses Oakland
Open Blues Jam
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm


Mon, July 28                                   


7 Cats Swing Band
Como Park Lakeside Pavillion
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy
St. Paul, MN
7:00 pm 
FREE!


Riverside Swing Band
Famous Dave's, 8:00 pm
Swing dance Lesson, 7:15
Instructors Bill and Shannon
FREE!


   Millie
    & the Mill City
Cajun Heavyweights

Cajun & zydeco
Eagles #34
7:30 pm
Dance Lesson
by Maureen McCort
(between sets)
$8.00


Lady J & her Root Doctors
Blues Jam
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
8:30 pm


Willie Murphy & Tom Hunter
Blues Jam
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
7:30 pm


DJ Dance
Rhythm Junction, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Four Seasons Dance Studio
$5.00


Open Jam
Shaw's Bar & Grill, 8:30 pm
FREE


Tues, July 29                                     

Zuhrah Flames
Como Park Lakeside Pavillion
1360 N. Lexington Pkwy
St. Paul, MN
7:00 pm 
FREE!


Dee Miller Band
Town Square Park, 
Town Square Drive NE, 
Blaine, MN
7:00 pm


Ana & the Bel-Tones
Sea Salt Eatery
Minnehaha Falls
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, 
Mpls, MN
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Roseville Big Band
Central Park
Frank Rog Amphithreatre
2540 Lexington Ave. N.
Roseville, MN 
7:30 pm


Blues Jam
Wilebski's Blues Saloon, 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Jam Master Series
Different Host Every Week
Great Dancing, FREE


Jaybee & the Routine
(MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe
9:30 pm


Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton 
    & (CAO) Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Loring Pasta Bar, 6-9 pm


Paul Mayasich & Friends
Manitou Station
8:00 pm


DJ Dance 
Dugout, 7:00 pm Start
East Coast Swing Lesson, 6:00 pm
Instruction by Shanen & John
FREE!!


Blues Jam
Narrow's, 7 pm
FREE


Wed, July 30                                   

Davina & the Vagabonds
Rolling River Music Festival
Central Park Bandshell
400 West Ave. 
Redwing, MN
7:00 pm


Eagan Market Fest 2014
Tropical Zone
(Salsa)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ticket to Brasil
(Latin Jazz)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Eagan Festival Grounds Band Shell
1501 Central Pkwy, 
Eagan, MN  55121
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Harold's House Party!
KFAI FM Radio
Mpls- 90.3 & St. Paul- 106.7 
4 - 6:30 pm
with on air guest
Doug Otto & Hurricane Harold
also performing at 
331 Club, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free


Holy Rocka Rollaz
Cruisin' On The Croix
Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show
Lowell Park
Downtown Stillwater, MN
6:00 pm


7 Cats Swing Band
Lee's, 9:00 pm
Shannon's Dance Lesson
8:00 pm
Free


Radio Joe & the Jazzbo's
Eagles #34
8:00 pm


Thur, July 31                                     

Marketfest June 19 - July 31
Joe Cruz
   & Scenic Roots
Gazebo Stage
  Tim Cheesebrow
3rd Street Stage
Downtown White Bear Lake
Thursday Evenings 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!


Bend in the River Big Band
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lk Harriet Pkwy, Mpls, MN 
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free!


Davina & the Vagabonds
Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N.
Maple Grove, MN
6:00 pm


Fugitives
Concert in the Park
Sturges Park
Buffalo, MN
on Buffalo Lake, on Hwy 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(bring chairs)


TBA
Eagles 34, 8:00 pm
$5.00


Jerry O'Hagen Orchestra
Wabasha Street Caves
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
All Ages, $7.00


Del Counts
Mpls/Richfield American Legion 435
6501 Portland Ave S.
Richfield, MN
7:00 pm


The Butanes
Shaw's, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Free


TC Swing Presents
Late Night Swing
DJ Dance w/Lessons
(SDS) Social Dance Studio
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Instruction by Terry & Cindy Gardner
East Coast Swing Lesson, 
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lindy Hop Lesson, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dance, 10:00 pm
Dance Only:  $6.00 / Lessons Only:  $9.00
Dance & Lessons:  $11.00 
1st Thursday Beginner Night Special!!!
Dance & Lessons only $9.00
Stdnts to age 24 / Military:  $2.00 off w/ID


Collectively Blue Presents
The Blues Mill
DJ Dance
Four Seasons Dance Studio
Blues Dance Lessons
Intermediate: 7:30 pm
Beginner: 8:30 pm
Dance: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lesson: $5.00
Dance: $5.00
Both: $8.00


Ross Kliener & the Thrill
Neumann's
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
FREE!


Open Blues Jam
Schooner's Bar, 8:30 pm 
Free



















              Reverend Raven
      & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
        (MMC) Minnesota Music Cafe, July 24

       
    Venue  Links  
       
    331 Club   
    Admiral D's  
    Am Legion, Champlin  
    Am Legion, Chester Bird Post 523  
    Am Legion, N. StP  
    Amsterdam Bar  
    Aster Cafe  
    Axel's Bonfire  
    Bayport BBQ  
    B-Dale Club  
    Blues Saloon  
    Brookside Bar & Grill  
    Bunkers Bar  
    Cajun Potluck  
    Cedar Cultural Center  
    Champion Ballroom  
    Cinema Ballroom  
    Coffee Grounds  
    Coliseum  
    Crooked Pint  
    Dakota Jazz Club  
    Doc's Landing  
    Driftwood Char Bar   
    Dugout Bar  
    Eagles #34  
    Erte  
    Famous Dave's  
    Half Time Rec  
    Harriet Brewing  
    Hat Trick Lounge  
    Hell's Kitchen  
    Hollihans Pub  
    Jawaahir  
    Jazz Central Studio  
    Juniors Sports Cafe  
    Kellerman's Event Center  
    Lee's Liquor Lounge  
    Lodge of Robinsdale  
    Loring Pasta Bar  
    Lundstrum Center  
    Mainstreet Bar  
    Mancini's Char House  
    Manitou Station  
    Marian Hall K of C  
    Maxx Sports Bar  
    Medina Ballroom  
    Mediterranean Cruise Cafe   
    Memory Lanes  
    Mendoberri Café & Wine Bar  
    MMC Minnesota Music Cafe  
    Morgans on Nicollet  
    Narrows Saloon Navarre  
    Neisen's Bar   
    Neumann's Bar  
    Norm's Wayside Bar & Grill  
    O'Gara's Bar  
    P.D. Pappy's  
    Red Stag Supperclub  
    Santorini Taverna  
    School II Bistro & Wine Bar  
    Schooner's Tavern  
    Shamrocks  
    Shaws Bar  
    Shorewood Bar  
    Shullers Tavern  
    Social Dance Studio  
    Starks Saloon  
    Stars and Strikes  
    Surf Ballroom  
    Tally's Dockside  
    Tapestry  
    Tropical Ballroom  
    Turf Club  
    VFW Everett-McClay   
    VFW Post 295 S.St.Paul  
    VFW Post 363 - Fridley  
    Wabasha Street Caves  
    Washington Square  
    Whiskey Junction  
    Wilebski's Blues Saloon  
    Willow River Saloon  
    Withrow Ballroom  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       



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