Local terpsichoreans will have the opportunity to strut their stuff during the second annual Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival, which will take place starting Wednesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 4 at several venues around town.
Announced this week and billed as "the most unique jazz dance and music festival in the Midwest, a convergence of ideas and people in true St. Louis style," the festival will include live performances by the New Orleans group Meschiya Lake and Dem Little Big Horns (pictured) as well as several St. Louis swing bands to be announced.
Venues will include Casa Loma Ballroom, Atomic Cowboy and 2720 Cherokee, and the festival schedule also will feature events such as dance contests and classes, panel discussions, tours of local attractions, a pub crawl, and more.
Organizers already have created a Facebook event for the festival, and online registration begins on July 1 at www.nevermorejazzball.com. We'll have more details about the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival here on StLJN as they are announced.