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A classy dance party straight out of Prohibition days with some of the hottest jazz and swing bands in the Bay Area! We have live jazz, a drop-in taster class in swing dancing, and of course, in true bootlegging fashion, we're BYOB (and encourage it!)


Admission: $16 online / $20 at the door (price may vary for special events)

Students and seniors can enter the promo code STUDENT or SENIOR to get $5 off; proof must be presented at the door.

After buying your ticket, your name will be at the front desk. No need to print your ticket out!


No refunds allowed, but tickets may be transferred to someone else.


Admission includes class and the dance.


Drop-in taster class


Social dance to live music

2020 DATES

January 25th

The Don Neely Swingtet

February 22nd

Nirav Sanghani and the Pacific Six

March 28th


April 25th


May 16th

The Hot Baked Goods

June 2020 to June 2021

Bootleggers On Break!

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The Bootleggers Ball will be on break from June 2020 to June 2021 while our venue, the Community Music Center (CMC), undergoes extensive renovations.

CMC has been our home for the last five years and there aren’t any other venues in San Francisco that are as perfectly suited to host the Bootleggers Ball. We will return to CMC once they have completed their year of construction, which is tentatively scheduled for July 2021.

During the break we encourage you to support live music at other Bay Area venues. We as organizers, musicians, and dancers are so grateful for your continued support over the years.

—The Bootleggers Ball team


We're a group of Bay Area friends who decided to work together to throw the dance party of our dreams. Since we dance lindy hop and other vintage dances from back in the day, we're mixing together the tastiest ingredients we can find: a beautiful ballroom, hot live jazz, classy people, and plentiful shenanigans.

Past bands have included:

Clint Baker's Hot Five

Kally Price Old Blues & Jazz Band

Le Jazz Hot

Americano Social Club


Clint Baker's Golden Gate Swing Band

The Don Neely Swingtet

Rob Reich Quintet Swings Left

The Ivory Club Boys

The Hot Baked Goods

The Au Brothers Jazz Band

The Fascinating Rhythms

Ray Skjelbred's New Berkeley Rhythm

Michael Gamble & the Rhythm Serenaders

Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five ft. Hilary Alexander

Keenan McKenzie and the Riffers


We've found wonderful hosts in the SF Community Music Center in the Mission District.

Google Maps: 544 Capp St, San Francisco, CA

The Community Music Center (CMC) was founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. They offer classes for people of all ages, abilities and interests and financial aid to all who need it.

Lost & Found

Did you forget something at the event? All lost and found items are left at the Community Music Center!

Contact them at (415) 647-6015.

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