July16: The Get Down: Soul/R&B
Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center (on loan from New Orleans)
Featuring William Bell, Harvey Scales, and The Bobettes, with The Bo-Keys
William BellThis dance party pays homage to the pioneers of R&B, featuring William Bell, architect of the Stax-Volt sound; Harvey Scales, funk singer and writer of Disco Lady; and doo-wop sweethearts The Bobbettes, of the hit tune Mr. Lee. These trailblazing artists are all backed by the Memphis soul stew sound of The Bo-Keys.
Ponderosa Stomp, a New Orleans musical tradition, highlights the world’s most authentic musicians of rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, garage, soul, funk, and swamp pop. This annual festival has become a must-see event, a showcase for living history and thriving art, reviving careers, and praising the unsung heroes who planted the very roots of American music.
Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center is a collaboration of Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Festival in association with Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. Purchase tickets to all three Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center events (July 16, 17, and 19) for $50!
Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam
Soul, R&B, Funk
Lesson: Dave Maxx & MAK 3 Dance Club featuring Chicago's DJ Lady C
DJ: Meredith Ochs, Sirius XM