Event Name: Swing Night - Dance Concert on the Lawn
Location: New England Botanic Garden Public Event
Event Date: Tuesday, 8/6/2024
Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours
Tickets Available: 160
Purchase Deadline: Tuesday, 8/6/2024 6:00 PM

RAIN DATE: Tuesday, August 13

Enjoy a high-energy dance concert of timeless big band swing featuring the 18-piece local talent, the Beantown Swing Orchestra. Learn basic swing moves to dance the night away or sit and enjoy the music with a picnic and a pint on the Lawn. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating and wear comfortable shoes for dancing on the grass. A selection of beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase during the event. Click here to view the menuOutside alcohol is not permitted.


The band will be offering a beginner swing dance lesson at 6pm, then will play from 7-9pm with a Shim Sham line dance lesson during their break. No partner or experience is required. The lesson rotates leads and followers frequently which is a great way to meet people!

In addition to the Shim Sham and other line dances, the band will organize other fun activities, including a dance-off, Soul Train Line, circle jam, beach ball bonanza, and more! There will even be a bubble machine which is a big hit for kids!

Featuring: The Beantown Swing Orchestra


The Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing Swing Era (1935-1946) music with young, energetic musicians using vintage instruments from that period to achieve the most authentic sound and look possible. Its mission is to introduce young people to this classic American music and to keep it alive and thriving for generations to come.


The band recruits and trains talented, local high school students to perform this music, which is rarely taught anymore and rapidly becoming a dying art. Their current focus is on the music of Glenn Miller, which was pop music at the time and created specifically for dancing. As a result, the band’s outdoor concerts tend to draw people of all ages, including teens whom this music originally and naturally appealed to.

Ticket Refund & Exchange Policy: Tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the date selected. All sales are final. If the event is pushed to the rain date (Tuesday, August 13) due to inclement weather, all tickets will be automatically transferred and refunds will not be issued.


Please note: Tickets will not be available to purchase onsite during the event. Pre-registration is required. General Admission discounts and passes do not apply to this special event. Pets should remain at home. Service dogs are welcome throughout the gardens and buildings at all times.


$15 Member Adult, $8 Member Youth; $25 Adult, $12 Youth


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