River City Mess Around

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July 7-9 summer dance weekend in St. Louis, now in its 5th year! Nothing but great live music, social dancing, and low-key city hangouts!

Registration & Pricing

Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 15th at 5:00pm central time. A la carte info at the bottom of this page.

  • Tier 1 Tickets – $70  (be quick! Only 20 available)
  • Tier 2 Tickets – $80
  • Tier 3 Tickets – $85


Schedule Overview

–Friday, July 7th–
Evening Dance at City Museum, St Louis, MO
Music, dancing, and the chance to explore this one-of-a-kind wonder of the world

Late Night Dance at Central Studio

Friday parties will feature both live music and awesome DJs!

–Saturday, July 8th–
Daytime Dance at the Historic Lemp Mansion Pavilion
Featuring live music with the The Gaslight Squares

Evening Dance at Koken Art Factory
Featuring live music with Miss Jubilee

Late Night Dance at Koken Art Factory
Featuring live music

–Sunday, July 9th–
Daytime dance at 2720 Cherokee
Featuring live music

Evening hang-out/music/record spin, location TBA!


Solo Jazz Contest! And new this year, a Competition First-Timers’ division of our Partner Draw Contest! (i.e. enter as an invidual leader or follower, get paired with random partners, for anyone interested in competing for the first time!)


Housing requests are available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis, but we recommend that you make a backup plan with a local friend, Air B&B, or hotel! Christina Cacciatore is our awesome and intrepid housing coordinator. Housing request form link will be available here on May 22.

A La Carte Pricing

Can’t catch ’em all? Pay by the dance options will be available, as long as we don’t sell out! The full weekend pass is the best value. We’ll post a la carte pricing here as soon as we have a better feel for whether or not we’ll have the capacity for a la carte entry.

Code of Conduct

Please visit our JITTERBUG VALUES page to familiarize yourself with the values, behaviors, and guidelines for all St. Louis Jitterbugs events. We require that all of our attendees abide by this code.

River City Mess Around is a production of the St. Louis Jitterbugs LLC. We are grateful to Lindy Hop St. Louis for being such a great partner organization over the past years. Current dues-paying LHSL Members can register with the code LHSLmember17 to get the guaranteed early-bird price until June 15th!


Questions? Contact us at contact -at- stljitterbugs.com!

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