Special Dance Event

 

 

Dance Party with Soul Crackers

in the historic Spanish Ballroom

 

September 21, 2019  |  8PM to Midnight

$15 Advance through September 20 @ 5pm

$20 At the Door

 

 

 

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Join us for a “soul dance party” with a blues dance lesson to get you started. Soul Crackers’ music encompasses Memphis & Motown soul and features timeless songs by artists like Jr. Walker, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Gladys Knight, Martha & The Vandellas, and Wilson Pickett. Lead vocalist Tommy Lepson’s powerful voice conveys all the joy and passion that makes this music come alive. He will be joined on stage by two remarkable vocalists, the "Too Much Sisters” —  Anita King and Caz Gardiner —  to perform those rich Motown vocals. The 9-piece band also includes a kickin' horn section that packs dance floors from the first note played. The rest of the band all have years of expertise, rockin’ the house as one of the best acts in town.

 

 

And for this performance only the band features original “Cracker” Paul Bell (formerly of the Nighthawks) on guitar.  Don’t want to bring your dancin’ shoes? Just come to listen to the music and have a drink. A special area of the ballroom will be set up for listening. Beer and wine are available at the on-site cafe, Praline at Glen Echo Park. A blues dance lesson is included with the ticket price. 

  

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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 >>