SWYNGWOOD BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO VINTAGE CULTURE
through live music, burlesque, rat cars, fashion, and swing dance

Step back in time for a vintage-inspired cultural immersion at Swyngwood in Miami’s cultural arts epicenter, Wynwood on May 20, 2016. Swyngwood's mission is to inspire social change by bringing people together for deeper human connections through vintage swing dance and its culture.

In the 1940s, racial segregation was commonplace, but several Historians credit swing dance and music for leading the way to integration, bridging the gaps between communities.  South Florida Lindy Collective (SFLC) aims to bridge gaps that continue to exist today.  Swing dance instruction will encourage attendees to meet their neighbors, rotate partners, and make new friends to build a stronger sense of community.

infected brew 250Infected Brewery will be brewing the event's signature drink - SWYNGWOOD ALE. Their O.G., a pale ale "infected" with orange and ginger, will also be available on draught at Swyngwood!  O.G. was named one of the five best summer beers at Brew at the Zoo this year by Miami New Times.
 
Also on Swyngwood's jam-packed agenda: 

  • Pitbull of Blues Band performing blues and rockabilly to keep the party hopping.
  • Burlesque performances by Miss Jenna Beth showcasing the class and sass of yesteryear.
  • Rat rodders can enter Swyngwood's Inaugural Rat Car Show to win a custom trophy
  • Swyngwood's Pomp Station will help attendees rock retro rockabilly hairstyles
  • Vintage fashion and treasures available for purchase from the L.A. Boudoir pop-up shop.
  • Mini pin-up photography sessions with Erika Nelly, Pin-Up Photographer featured in Delicious Dolls Magazine, Teased Pin Up Magazine, and Vintage Affair Magazine.

Swyngwood will take place at the exclusive Toe Jam Backlot on Friday, May 20, 2016.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets are available online for $15 at swyngwood.eventbrite.com or at the door for $20.

South Florida Lindy Collective is a non-profit organization inspiring social change through vintage swing dance preservation.  Please visit www.lindycollective.com for more information.  All donations will benefit SFLC programs and projects.

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