Midsummer Night Swing: Soul Train on Fox’s Good Day New York

MYFOXNY.COM - You can relive the past at Lincoln Center on Tuesday as the ‘Soul Train’ rolls in. Julie Chang gave viewers a special preview of Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center.

Music from the dance show that hit a high note in the 1980s will keep your feet moving in Damrosch Park as the 40th anniversary is expected to bring out original cast members.

For more information, visit MidSummerNightSwing.org .

Midsummer Night Swing pays tribute to Soul Train on June 28.  Join Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, and special guest DJ Biz Markie on the line as they celebrate Soul Train’s 40th anniversary in a night of funk and soul.


Coming to hear Biz Markie DJ as a part of the Soul Train tribute on June 28 during Midsummer Night Swing?  You’d better master Biz’s Beat of the Day beforehand!


Announcing Midsummer Night Swing June 27-July 16, 2011

Highlights Include:

  • A celebration of Soul Train with Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley, deejay’d by Biz Markie
  • New York Debuts of Rio samba sensation Diogo Nogueira, Germany’s Ray Collins’ Hot Club, and The Palmetto Bug Stompers from New Orleans
  • Electro-swing from Paris with Caravan Palace – with a French Revolution costume contestto celebrate Bastille Day
  • FREE Opening Night on June 27th – enter by lottery on MidsummerNightSwing.org;
  • Tribute to Illinois Jacquet and 3rd Annual Ambassador Prize Dance Contest in Memory of the Great Frankie Manning on July 16th

Tickets are on sale now for Lincoln Center’s 23rd season of Midsummer Night Swing taking place every Tuesday through Saturday, June 28—July 16, with an added opening event on Monday, June 27th. Swing’s 16 dazzling nights of dancing will take place at the band shell in Damrosch Park, on West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.