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BYOB Experience


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Have you ever wanted a blues exchange that let you pick what music styles you wanted to hear at any particular moment? Have you ever wanted a workshop that let you have choices to devote a day to your choice of a blues style, not just be stuck with whatever’s on the class list for beginners? Have you ever just wanted to experience a dance event? Well now you can have all of that in one event in Michigan's capital city, Lansing!

B.Y.O.B. is about having choices. Not even a single venue is enough, we’re pulling out the stops and having two venues running simultaneously within the same block of Lansing's historic REO Town distrcit. At A.A. Creative Corridor, the bi-weekly home of Sugar House Blues and Sugar House Swing, we’ll have top notch DJs from near and far to play some of your old and new favorite tunes. Just 300 feet north is our second venue, The Robin Theatre, with a perfect setup for live music including a stage and lights for a concert-like setting. Both venues will also feature a six hour long workshop on Saturday in two very different styles of blues. Need a break from dancing? 150 feet south of the Corridor is the Reo Town Pub with plenty of refreshments to go around. Next door to The Robin Theatre is Good Truckin’ Diner, and next door to the Reo Town Pub is Saddleback BBQ, so you don’t even need to get in your car for food. That’s two venues, two workshops, live music, your favorite DJs, a friendly bar, and two restaurants, all within 500 ft of one another! Even better? Street parking is plentiful and free, and we have easy access on and off the highway.

Is that not enough? How about a late night of dancing under the stars next to a bonfire with hot mulled cider? We'll be doing two late nights, one on Friday and one on Saturday. (And yes, we have a rain plan to take the house party inside on freshly refinished hard wood floors.)

Workshop passes (one workshop track of your choice, access to both dances both nights, Sunday brunch): $75

Dance passes (no workshop, access to both dances both nights, Sunday brunch): $55

Lesson passes (workshop only, no dances): $40

All passes are single tier (no Early Bird savings), BUT there are only so many passes available.

At the door tickets will be per night, and only if available, at $25.

Rough Schedule:
Friday Night:
AA Creative Corridor: Drop-in Lesson at 8 pm, DJed Open Dance from 9 - Midnight
The Robin Theatre: DJed Open Dance from 9 pm to Midnight
Late Night House Party: DJed Open Dance Midnight to 2 am

Saturday Workshops (choose one):
4 hour progressive Jukin' workshop with Ross Blythe and Sarah Lokay
4 hour progressive Drag Blues workshop with Jeff Meyer and Sara Lapan

Saturday Night:
AA Creative Corridor: Live Music Open Dance from 7 pm - midnight
The Robin Theatre: Live Music Open Dance from 8 pm - 1 am
Late Night House Party: DJed Open Dance 12:30 - ???

Brunch, socialising, and Q/A with instructors 11 am - 2 pm

**Please let organizers know if you're interested in volunteering or housing traveling dancers!