Special Dance Event

 
 

 

Cathy Ponton King

in the historic Spanish Ballroom

 

November 23, 2019  |  8PM to Midnight

$15 Advance*  |  $20 At the Door

 

 

 

Join us on Saturday, November 23, for a Swing & Blues Dance with Cathy Ponton King in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Your ticket to the dance includes a complimentary one-hour blues dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm, followed by dancing from 9pm to midnight. Come to listen, or dance, or both! 
 
CATHY PONTON KING specializes in Blues and Swing, Rock & Roll, and her own rhythm and blues compositions. She learned the music from Muddy Waters and Albert Collins, Willie Dixon and Bo Diddley, among others. Straight from the source! Opening for them and jamming on stage, plus hours backstage with the greats.

 

Now she brings her talented band -- with special guest musician Curtis Pope -- and terrific vocals to Glen Echo Park for an amazing night of Swing & Blues music and dancing.

 
* Online ticket sales available through November 22 @ 11:59pm
 
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Cathy Ponton King was born in Washington, DC and learned Irish music from her family, but at 10 years old she took up the guitar and all kinds of music. Cathy plays Telecaster guitar and sings with passion. She opened shows and/or jammed with  KoKo Taylor, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Earl King, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Delbert McClinton,  Bobby Parker, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Sarah Dash, Arlen Roth, Jimmy Witherspoon, Son Seals, Memphis Gold, Kim Wilson's Thunderbirds, Coco Montoya, and many more -- a LIFETIME of Blues concerts! Her latest CD, "The Crux," features two of the most revered and well known blues guitarists in the world: Ronnie Earl and Jimmy Thackery. She has three other CDs available on CDBaby.com. All the albums are Cathy's original blues, swing, rock and ballads and also the songs of her husband, who produced all four CDs and wrote several songs as well.

 

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The Spanish Ballroom, a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hosts nearly 200 dance events each year. It boasts a huge (110’ by 70’) hardwood dance floor that is beloved by dancers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.


All profits from this concert benefit the Glen Echo Park Partnership, which sponsors and hosts an extensive range of art classes, exhibitions, festivals, social dances, children’s theater, and music programs at Glen Echo Park in addition to preserving and maintaining the Park’s historic structures.

 

To learn more about other dances at Glen Echo Park, visit our Social Dances page >>