Dance under the stars in Damrosch Park to swing, salsa, disco, and more at New York’s hottest dance party.
There are no guilty pleasures as keyboardist and bandleader Joe McGinty and his killer band, deemed a part of “essential New York” by Time Out, celebrate the solid gold hits of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene. Break out the platforms, polyester, and lilac eye shadow and bring your own New York hu...
Trombonist and bandleader Gerard Carelli, who honed his chops performing alongside Sinatra, Clooney, and Tormé, leads one of the city's most popular ballroom bands at this chic starlit ball where you’ll have a chance to perfect your waltzes, foxtrots, and cha-chas. Calling all Belles and Bea...
U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock 'n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can sigh, growl, and rip; a knack for showmanship; and a band that knows how to dig a deep groove, Hunter provides the perfect soundtrack to a...
Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York's best dancers compe...
On Wednesday, June 27, Midsummer Night Swing will include a free adaptive dance lesson.
The bandleader extraordinaire brings his sizzling 17-piece orchestra to Midsummer Night Swing on June 30.
DJ Mar Y Sol picks a few highlights from Quijano's extensive catalog.
Midsummer Night Swing's opening night features an all-star band
Brush up your hustle with this playlist curated by Joe McGinty.
Understanding and respecting the origins of the Lindy Hop
Midsummer Night Swing opens on June 26.
On Wednesday, July 12, we are thrilled to include an adapted dance lesson from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.
Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul, shares some of his influences and formative experiences.
Step up your salsa game with these tips and songs from Marlon "International" Mills.
The marvelous spirit of Satchmo rings out in 20 essential tunes.
Lincoln Center staffers share their personal picks.
Find your answer with this handy flow chart.
Jill Sternheimer—the curatorial force behind Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors—provides the soundtrack for summer parties.
Midsummer Night Swing heralds the return of summer.
Ronnie Burke talks Bobby Rydell, fan clubs, and ring tones.
Drummer and bandleader Evan Sherman drops some knowledge about eight of his favorite swing tunes.
7 essential songs from one of the great voices of salsa.
Joe McGinty and The Loser's Lounge, the premier show band for pop music standards, celebrates the legendary 70s dance music label, Casablanca Records.
Located inside the hall lobby at Columbus Avenue at 64th Street, the box office is open Monday–Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm. Online Sales: Great Performers, American Songbook, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Fest...
Opened in 1969, the Guggenheim Bandshell in Damrosch Park can be found on West 62nd Street, west of the David H. Koch Theater, and between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. The Park’s Bandshell stage, set amidst verdant trees and planted flowerbeds, has been the open-air ballroom for New York Ci...
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educ...
Paving the way to world class performance since 1962, Lincoln Center invites art savants and newcomers alike to see what it feels like to let art in. Renowned for an eclectic mix of thousands of events held annually and a groundswell of creative energy all throughout the masterfully designed campus, you could come every day of the year and still only scratch the surface.