DOWNTOWN BURBANK, Calif. – Downtown Burbank’s 8th season of Come Out & Dance concerts kick off on Thursday, July 7 with free live music and dancing on the AMC Walkway at San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue. Dance fans can sharpen their moves with free lessons by skilled instructors Francisco and Stacey of the California Ballroom Teachers Academy starting at 6:00 P.M.
Then, at 7:00 P.M. get footloose with live music from Southern California’s most danceable swing and salsa bands. Whether devotees of lindy or boogaloo, rumba or cumbia, Come Out & Dance is a dance lover’s dream come true!
July’s Swing Sensations
July 7 High Street http://www.thehighstreetband.com
This 9-piece high energy band will put on a show with sensational swing and jazz. In an explosion of sound, color and fun, the group will perform songs from the 1940s through today. High Street performances are always a party...and you're invited!
July 14 The Wiseguys Big Band Machine http://www.mtbwiseguys.org/home.htm
From swing to swank, The Wiseguys Big Band Machine is an eighteen-piece ensemble featuring a screamin' horn line, talented vocalists, exciting soloists, and a roarin' rhythm section
July 21 Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums http://www.luckylounge.com
Steve Lucky and his band bring an intense energy and personal magnetism to the stage with highly danceable vintage jazz, rhythm & blues and swing.
July 28 Stompy Jones http://www.stompyjones.com
Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm, retro style, and explosive stage show.
August’s Sizzlin Salsa Nights
August 4 Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad http://www.johnnypolanco.net
Johnny Polanco creates the kind of contagious Latin sound that is a salsa lover’s delight. This ten-piece powerhouse tours internationally to wide acclaim and has been a major influence on the dance scene for nearly two decades
August 11 Rumbankete http://www.myspace.com/rumbankete1
One of L.A.’s most exciting and progressive salsa orchestras with members from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Columbia, Germany and New York, Rumbankete creates what can only be described as a truly unique L.A. sound. This 13-piece salsa orchestra will blow you away with energy, power and a fresh new salsa sound.
August 18 Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble http://www.louiecruzbeltran.com/
Come enjoy this internationally acclaimed bandleader/percussionist/singer while he brings his magic to the stage, blending Latin flavors with R&B, salsa and jazz. Louie’s charismatic and energetic performance will have you dancing under the stars.
August 25 Luis Conte http://www.luisconte.com
Percussionist for ABC's hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, Grammy-winner Luis Conte is an acknowledged master of Afro-Cuban rhythm, and has played and recorded with greatest names in contemporary music. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!
For more information the public is asked to please call 818.238.5180 or visit www.facebook.com/downtownburbank
Downtown Burbank encompasses 34-blocks of retail, office, residential and entertainment destinations and includes more than 200 shops and 80 restaurants such as Macy's, IKEA, PF Chang's, Urban Outfitters, AMC-16 and Burbank Town Center. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5 in Burbank, Calif., and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces. Dubbed "one of Southern California's most appealing urban centers" by Sunset Magazine, the district is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.