Category: Events

The Top Shelf Big Band At The Saddle Rack This Thursday, Apr 24

The Top Shelf Big Band At The Saddle Rack This Thursday Night!

The Top Shelf Big Band keeps the sounds of live Jazz and Big Band very much alive (and swingin’!) in the Southbay and they are bringing their lively, danceable rhythms to the East Bay at The Saddle Rack, this Thursday night!

Swing Dancing is THE American social dance art form and every Thursday Night, The Saddle Rack in Fremont definitely swings!

For those who want to brush up on their steps before the open dancing, SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS Mike Quebec and Diana Mo will teach the beginning drop in East Coast Swing lesson with a”Lindy Hop flavor.”

After the lesson, our dee-jays spin a variety of Jazz, Big Band, Jump Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Do Wop, and Rockabilly…and of course, there’s always a LIVE Band!

This week’s dee-jay is Jumpin’ Jeff Clark, who’s energetic jazz cuts will keep you up on the floor and your feet movin’ with the heat!

Our Thursday’s Swingin’ At The Rack is the perfect way to meet new people and let loose on the dance floor. It’s also a great way for couples to spend an enjoyable night out.

If you like vintage/retro dance music, then Swingin’ At The Rack is for you!

The Saddle Rack is located at 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont, CA

Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12:30 am.

Only $5 per person for the drop in lesson and the Open Dancing. Beginning swing dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m.

Want to see our guest instructors? You can see Mike and Diana dance in a past promotional video that they did for a workshop a few months ago here on YouTube at:

Open Dancing to Dee-Jay Jeff Clark and The Top Shelf Big Band is at 9:00 p.m.

Dancing goes til Midnight with food and snacks provided!

Visit Swingin’ At The Rack’s site at:

Visit Swingin’ At The Rack on Facebook at:

Swingin’ At the Rack – 1yr Anniversary March 27, 2014

Swingin At The Rack, a weekly retro swing dance party in Fremont, will be celebrating it’s One Year Anniversary on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00pm!!

The California Honeydrops & The Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania featuring Clint Baker will play live for the very first time in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We will start off with Dance Lessons at 7:30pm. There will be Special Dance Performances throughout the evening and special guest DJ’s spinning your favorite swing tunes between sets.

Watch the Birdee, a unique open air photo booth will be on site and provide amazing photos at the click of a button. It is an exciting and unique photographic experience where they take the traditional photo booth to the next level of fun! You get to be in control of capturing the magical moments at Swingin At The Rack’s “One Year Anniversary.”

Plus, FREE food, snacks and desserts all night long, three dance floors to choose from, mechanical bull riding and Now & Then swing dance clips all night long on the 5 big screens throughout the venue!!!


Doors Open at 7:00pm
Bands Start at 8:00pm til Midnight

Saddle Rack (Swingin At The Rack)
42011 Boscell Rd.
Fremont, California

21 & over

Rosie the Riveter 1940’s USO Dance – Oct 14

Tribute to Lena Horne

Friday, October 14, 2011, 7pm to 10pm

Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond
(the Old Ford Assembly Plant, at the end of Harbour Way South. Directions)


FREE coffee and donuts
Cash Bar and Food Concessions Available
Period Attire Welcome

Advanced Tickets:
$20 Per Guest ~ $15 for Seniors*
Anyone in a uniform or with a military ID past or present is FREE. Buy your tickets online here or call 510-234-3512.
Admission at the door (if space available): $25 Per Guest ~ $20 for Seniors*

Click for more info, or to purchase advanced tickets.

Big Band Era Dance Party – Sep 24th

Big Band Era Dance Party

Saturday, September 24, 2011

1 pm – 5 pm

$15 advance by 6-5-11 $20 at the door

1920-s to 1950’s dress admired but not required

Beer and wine at no-host bar.

Tickets 510-436-9888 More

Info? 925-705-4902

2500 Embarcadero, Oakland

Performance by DecoBelles

Beg-Int EC Swing Lesson 1-2pm with Karen and Michael

Jane Barnes 2-5pm Dance Party MoodSwing Orchestra

Old School Night @ 920 Special Sept 22nd

Old School Night @ The 9:20 Special w/ DJs Jesse & Manu on September 22.

For all of you old school dancers who don’t come out anymore and you new school dancers keeping Lindy Hop alive, let’s swing it like it’s 1999.

Come join us for a great night of dancing and hanging out at the 9:20 Special on Thursday, September 22nd.

DJs Jesse Miner and Manu Smith will be spinning the night away.

Get ready for some classics.

You might be Old School SF if:

You can name the Three Amigos

Hush Puppies were really trendy for the regular world but you just wore them for dancing

Took your first class from Johnny & Carrie, or from a guy wearing a snake around his neck

You danced at LitP on the bandshell, in the rain (and one time, in the snow)

You started rock climbing after trying it during the exchange party at Mission Cliffs

You danced with someone wearing roller skates

You remember when hula lindy referred to using a hoop

You wore bleyers or blochs

You’ve been in or at the Dog House Talent Show

You were Live at the 9:20 Special for Barbara Morrison