The Festival Roundup January 2021

Events that have officially cancelled or switched to a live stream format are included below. Do not interpret an event not being on this list as a cancellation, it means only that they have yet to announce any information about the upcoming year. Certain events may happen later than normal in 2021. CAL BAL LIVE (Live Stream Swing Dance Event) Jan. 15–18th, 2021 CalBal Live features a livestream show, broadcast for 12+ hours over three nights featuring new music, live and recorded acts, variety, contests, and other amazing entertainment. The CalBal livestream show is free to watch for anyone (even if they have not registered for the event) but also benefits Pacific Swing Dance Foundation. The livestream show will air first at 5 pm to 9pm Pacific Time. It will be rebroadcast twice each day (times TBD) to allow participants in time zones around the world to enjoy the show. Video concerts have been solicited from Grand Slam Sextet, Grand St. Stompers, Jen Hodge All-Stars, Keenan Mckenzie and his Riffers, Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, and the Mint Julep Jazz Band. Jonathon Stout and his Campus Five with Hillary Alexander will perform live on Saturday. Dancers can register to participate in a number of classes. CalBal Live features seven topic tracks without levels so swing dance enthusiasts everywhere can enjoy topics that interest them. Participants and auditors
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