Downtown Burbank Partnership presents...Come Out & Dance!



Come Out & Dance!
Thursday Nights in July and August

AMC Walkway in Downtown Burbank
(San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue)

Phone: 818.238.5180
Web site: www.downtown-burbank.org

DOWNTOWN BURBANK, Calif. -- Downtown Burbank Partnership is pleased to present the 7th Annual Come Out & Dance! summer music festival with eight glorious nights of boogie, hop and cha-cha-cha under the stars on Thursdays in July and August. The stage and dance floor will be located on the AMC Walkway at San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue in Downtown Burbank. July will feature the best in swing, while August will get hot with salsa. Come Out & Dance! is free and open to the public.

Festivities kick off nightly at 6:00 P.M. with dance lessons courtesy of Francisco and Stacey of The Dance Family Studio. Participants can learn the latest dance steps, refine their steps and sharpen their moves before putting it all into practice when the band strikes up.

At 7:00 P.M., the two-hour concert begins with Southern California's hottest musical acts.

Come Out & Dance! is presented by Downtown Burbank Partnership and is sponsored in part by Bill Toth and Associates www.billtoth.com 

July 8
Barbara Morrison and the Bu Crew

International jazz and blues vocalist Barbara Morrison has one of the most distinctive sounds in the music world. Her cool, elegant and upbeat production is a dance lover's dream! www.barbaramorrison.com 

July 15
Legends of Swing

As one of the premier big bands in the US, Grammy nominated Gary Tole and Legends of Swing bring sensational hits to life. You'll be dancing from the very start to this 14-piece powerhouse of sound. www.legendsofswing.com 

July 22
The Wiseguys Big Band Machine

From swing to swank, the 18-piece Wiseguys Big Band Machine features a screamin' horn line, talented vocalists, exciting soloists, and a roarin' rhythm section. It's a big band Vegas sound that you can bet on! www.mtbwiseguys.org 

July 29
High Street

A 10-piece, high-energy band performing swing, jazz, disco and R&B in an explosion of sound, color and fun. High Street performances are always a party...and you're invited! www.highstband.com 

August 5
Orquesta Charangoa

Led by flutist Fay Roberts, Orquesta Charangoa plays a refined style of Cuban salsa called charanga that features flute, violin, percussion and vocals. The band's repertoire includes salsa, mambo, cha-cha-cha, cumbia, meringue and montunos - all for your dancing pleasure. www.charangoa.com 

August 12
Ronnie Gutierrez

A versatile and talented percussionist who has toured the world, Gutierrez has also performed on The Tonight Show and toured with Dave Koz. He promises an unforgettable night of Cuban, Puerto Rican & Brazilian beats that mix treasured classics with a breath-taking selection of original sounds. www.blog.rmgmusic.com 

August 19
Yari Moré Y Su Orquesta

Legendary "queen of salsa" Celia Cruz chose Moré and his orquesta to be her official West Coast band during the last seven years of her career. He has played with all the great salseros - Chirino, Groupo Niche, Puente, Rivera, Nieves and Vega, and invites you to experience a night to remember! www.yarimore.com 

August 26
Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Widely considered one of the finest ensembles in upbeat Latin jazz, the Pete Escovedo Orchestra is an electrifying mix of talented musicians. Dance lovers will delight in the joyous concoction of Latin rhythms with elements of jazz, R&B and funk that is hard to resist. www.peteescovedo.com

For more information the public is asked to please call 818.238.5180 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org