Registration opens on March 15th at 5:00 pm CST.

 The Mess Around is all about social dancing to fantastic St. Louis music in cool venues throughout town, at a relaxed, even pace. You’ll enjoy funky landmarks like the City Museum, historic grandeur like the Lemp Mansion, and quintessential live music culture at Off Broadway. Our bands feature the diverse range of danceable jazz in St. Louis from Miss Jubilee’s swingin’ early blues, to Sweetie’s jump, to Tommy Halloran’s modernized swing, to the Arcadia’s vintage big band jazz. Plain and simple, for people who love dancing and jazz, this is a great hang.


Ticket Pricing

Full weekend tickets are the best value for you AND the best way to support the event. Full weekend tickets include all dances at RCMA: seven dances and six live bands!

Early-Bird Ticket (first 30 registrants) – $80

Regular Ticket – $90

Ticket policies: all tickets to RCMA are non-refundable, no exceptions. You may sell/transfer your ticket to someone else until Monday, July 9th, 2018. To transfer your ticket, or for any other questions, email us at Note: we are not offering a formal housing/host-matching process through the event this year. You are welcome to post in the Facebook event to look for or offer someone a place to stay!

A La Carte Tickets

Individual dance tickets will likely be available at a later date as well as at the door, space permitting. The best way to ensure your spot is to purchase a full weekend pass!

Weekend Schedule Overview

8:00pm-11:00pm – Welcome Dance at the City Museum ft. Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing!

12:00am-3:00am – Late Night Dance at Central Studio ft. RCMA DJs

1:00pm-4:00pm – Summer Day Dance at Lemp Mansion Pavilion ft. Roya & the High Timers

8:00pm-12:00am – Evening Dance ft. Miss Jubilee at Webster Groves Masonic Hall

1:00am-3:30am – Late Night Dance ft. Sweetie & the Toothaches at Central Studio

1:00pm-4:00pm – Daytime Dance ft. The Sidemen

8:00pm-11:00pm – Evening Dance ft. the Arcadia Dance Orchestra at Off Broadway