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  • Swing Party 1
  • Swing Party 1

Free

Swing Party

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Swing On In

Grab your Go Go Boots and Love Beads Ladies. Get your Stove Pipes and Periwinkles ready Fellas, its time for a Swinging 60’s party!

Featuring the music stylings of MISS WALLFLOWER AND THE MESS AROUNDS bringing the big band sounds of yesteryear and keeping you on the dance floor. These cats will be playing those old swinging standards you all like to dance to plus a few sideways hits of the 60’s to keep those non-lindy hopping kids shimmyin’ and shakin’ all over the floor.

Information for those keen to dance:

  • The Band: Miss Wallflower and the Mess Arounds is a 6-piece band comprising of Sax/Clarinet, Trumpet/Vocals, Trombone/Vocals Piano/bass, Guitar & Drums and they will be blasting off around 7.15pm. they will be playing dance music for your swing/blues, shag, R&R, Swinging 60’s, ballroom, or whatever dance style you like, we will cover it all.
  • There is a dance floor (like last year)
  • Swing A Billy Ray is your in between DJ, spinning all your favourites.
  • There will be a Best Dressed section again AND there will be super prizes!
  • There will be a photobooth
  • Food is available to purchase from the bar and there is a wonderful cocktails and drinks menu to choose form
  • Following the Swing Party, dancers can move inside Brisbane Powerhouse to keep the party going.
  • It is all FREE!

To make the night even more exciting, there will be 2 FREE pop-up Beehive Salons. Miss Vicky from Snippets of Time and Miss Ruby Laine will be there teasing and tizzying from 6.45pm to 9.45pm, so jump in line. You know what they say, “The Bigger the Hair, the closer to God”.

We look forward to seeing you all there to celebrate a fabulous year of dancing in South East Queensland.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.