The Woodchopper’s Ball features a different band each week, providing dancers and listeners with a variety of musical styles, including big band swing, boogie woogie, hot jazz, jump blues, retro-swing, and western swing. We feature all of your favorite local swing bands, plus introduce you to bands you may not have seen before. We believe that diversity in music promotes diversity in your dancing.
To keep the party going, bands play two 1-hour long sets: 9:15-10:15pm and 10:30-11:30pm, and the short 15-minute break features DJ’ed music.
So join us for a full night of music and dancing, enjoy the largest variety of live swing music in town, and keep swingin’ out at the Woodchopper’s Ball!
The B-Stars are a San Francisco-based combo that gets the dance floors jumpin’ with an irresistible toe-tappin’ western boogie beat, straddling the line between rockabilly, jazz, and country western music, the feel-good music of an era that filled America’s dance halls. With nods to the country & western stars of the late 1940s and 1950s, this sharp-suited band will be singin’ and swingin’ ‘til the break of dawn! Facebook Event
May 29, 2018
The Woodchopper’s Ball is closed on Tuesday, May 29 (the day after Memorial Day) for floor refinishing. We’ll return the following Tuesday, June 5, with more live music, a new month of classes, and a newly refinished dance floor!
The Alpha Rhythm Kings
Rob Dehlinger, composer, performer, and recording artist, leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings. Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% fun and infectious! Facebook Event
The Hot Baked Goods
The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 1920s and 30s. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves! They have quickly become one of San Francisco’s most popular swing dance bands! Facebook Event
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s
Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump & boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 1940s and 50s, and adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of Woods’ own contemporary playful lyrics, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock’n’roll. Don’t miss this National Blues Hall of Fame inductee and his wonderful band! Facebook Event