Classes and Events
One more month remaining for our private blues dance lesson summer special!
August & September Private Lesson Special:
Privates or semi-private lessons booked for August and September, 2019 will receive a 33% discount!
Only $50 per hour (normally $75)
for a one-hour session
Semi-privates: maximum eight students
Privates: maximum of two students (couple)
Lessons held in Ft Collins location only
Contact Kevin to check for openings
Private blues dance lessons are the most effective way to improve your individual or partner blues dance skills in the shortest amount of time.
The lessons will also significantly increase your competence and confidence on the social dance floor. We can customize lessons to your needs or access student progress on a week-to-week basis.
The evening's entertainment will be provided by The Deborah Stafford Quintet playing jazz and bluesy nightclub standards. I have worked with Deborah to try out a dance-able playlist where you may be able to dance free-form nightclub, swing, jitterbug, Lindy, or blues dance.
Music begins at 8:00
"Voluntary" Cover: TBD
Location: The Tilted Barrel Brew Pub
110 E. 29th Street, Loveland 80538
The venue will offer tables with best viewing proximity in this order for reservations:
1) on the floor
2) bar seating
3) restaurant seating
Reservations are first come first serve.
Sept 13th, 2019
Deborah will be singing covers from Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Billie Holiday and the great women of jazz. Beer and wine selections and The Tilted Barrel's very good pub menu available for dinner.
Voluntary cover of $10.
Music begins at 7:00
First come first serve seating. Recommend that you arrive by 6:00pm for best seating and to order a meal. There will be room to dance.
The last live outdoor blues event in Old Town Square. It's going to be a Sunday all-day blues affair in the heart of downtown Ft Collins.
The bands (in order of appearance):
The Mystic River Band
Blues Behind Bars
Rob Wilson Blues Band
Deborah Stafford & The State of Affairs
The Blues DoGS
(times will be released soon)
The event is free. All ages welcome!
You will not see a lineup of blues bands like this for quite awhile. Sponsored by The Ft Collins Blues Society. You will be able to obtain information if you would like to join the non-profit society or renew your membership. Blues society men's/lady's t-shirts will be available for sale. Bring a camp chair and a hat.
There will be room to dance.
Food is available throughout the square's restaurants. There will not be a beer garden or designated drinking area.
Join us October 18th at 6pm at The Armory in Old Town Ft Collins
(While tickets last)
Once a generation, a blues artist comes along who not only reminds mainstream audiences how deeply satisfying and emotionally moving the best blues music can be, but also shakes the genre to its core.
With both eyes on the future and with blues in his blood, 20-year-old guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is set to take the music world by storm.
Sprung from the same earth as so many of the Delta blues masters, Kingfish comes bursting out of Clarksdale, Mississippi, just ten miles from the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. A student of the Delta’s musical history, he is acutely aware of the musicians and the music that emerged from his corner of the world. “I do think I have an old soul, that I’ve been here before,” he says. “I’m moving forward with one foot in the past.”
Check him out
"Is Christone "Kingfish" Ingram the future of the blues? The blues savior is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, & Prince."
“ A rising blues prodigy... A torchbearer.”
— NPR Music
The Armory is a warm, intimate venue in Old Town that will seat about 200 only.
We recommend that you order your ticket online now. You will likely never see this artist in a small venue again. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 6:00. This place is cozy so get in line early for best seating.
Sorry, no room for dancing.
Tickets run $20-22 plus a fee
To purchase tickets: