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May 18, 2016

Midsummer Night Swing Latin Music Spotlight

Midsummer Night Swing

Press Contact: David Clarke


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Ismael Miranda on June 22

U.S. Debut of Cuba’s Septeto Santiaguero on June 28

Charanga America on July 1

Gregorio Uribe Big Band on July 5

Astoria Tango Orchestra with Daniel Binelli on July 7


NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2016) — Five nights of Latin music, including the U.S. debut of Cuba’s Septeto Santiaguero, will thrill dancers at Midsummer Night Swing, New York’s premier summer dance party, when it returns for its 28th season, June 21–July 9. Single tickets and multi-evening passes are now on sale.


Ismael Miranda, recognized as one of the best salsa music soneros of all time, will have dancers’ hips swiveling on June 22. Latin Grammy Award–winners Septeto Santiaguero will perform their son cubano interpretations on June 28. Bronx-based Charanga America, recognized as one of the premier charanga groups in New York City during the 1970s and ‘80s, perform their take on this cherished form of Cuban dance music made popular in the 1940s on July 1. Gregorio Uribe, on the accordion, leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band for an evening of cumbia on July 5. The Astoria Tango Orchestra, led by Argentina-born bandoneon virtuoso Daniel Binelli, brings the traditions of golden era big Tango bands from Buenos Aires to New York on July 7.


Midsummer Night Swing brings together people of all ages, at every skill level, and from diverse backgrounds for 15 evenings of social dance. Acclaimed bands will play as dancers Lindy hop, salsa, hustle, Charleston, tango, and more in a gorgeous, open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues).


Tickets: Multi-evening Midsummer Night Swing Passes are priced at $84 for six dances and $170 for the full season. Four-dance passes are available for $60. Tickets for individual evening events are $17. For $100, a group of four will receive the Dance Ambassador Package, which grants admission to the dance floor, free bag check for four, and one complimentary glass of wine or beer per guest.


Each evening of Midsummer Night Swing is a ticketed event. The night begins with a dance lesson at 6:30 pm for all skill levels with some of New York’s foremost instructors. Lessons are included in the price of admission. Live music and dancing begins at 7:30 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm. Dancing continues until 11:30 pm on June 23 and July 2 for the Silent Discos.


The Swing box office is located in the lobby of David Geffen Hall at Broadway and 65th Street. Tickets for individual events and passes can be purchased in advance at the David Geffen Hall Box Office or beginning at 5:30 pm on the night of the event at a box office in Damrosch Park. All major credit cards will be accepted. Tickets and passes can also be purchased through CenterCharge, 212.721.6500, or at


Rain Policy: Midsummer Night Swing makes every effort to present each event of the season, as long as unpredictable weather allows. Performance cancellations due to inclement weather will not be announced until 8:30 pm on show night. In the case of cancellation, ticketholders are entitled to exchange for another performance or a refund. Passholders are not entitled to a refund. If a performance has begun and is cancelled after 8:30 pm, exchanges or refunds are not offered.


Silent Discos: Following their success the past three seasons, there will be Silent Discos, powered by Quiet Events, on June 23 and July 2. At the Silent Discos, dancers are provided with wireless headphones to listen to extended DJ sets after the live music ends at 10:00 pm. While casual observers see a seemingly bizarre public ritual as dancers revel to the “silent” beats, the dancers are actually part of an exhilarating public/private dance party. On June 23, Bill Coleman, DJ Rimarkable, and Qool DJ Marv will spin different sets in each headphone channel, creating simultaneous and ever-shifting dance parties. Gaylord Fields, Connie T. Empress, and Monica Sharp will be spinning on July 2. Silent Discos will continue on the dance floor until 11:30 pm. Wireless headsets are free with that night’s live show ticket, or $5 at the door for the Silent Disco only, subject to capacity.


Midsummer Night Swing Latin Music Spotlight Schedule:


Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 pm

Ismael Miranda Salsa

Dancers will feel the full force of classic salsa with one of the genre’s most celebrated icons. Puerto Rico–born and East Village–raised, Ismael Miranda formed his first band at age 11 and joined the legendary Fania All Stars when he was just a teenager. Under the starry New York sky, “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” will ignite the festivities like only he can with melodious vocals, irrepressible magnetism, and unwavering passion for the music.

Lesson: Carlos König teaches Salsa at 6:30 pm

DJ: DJ Broadway


Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm

Septeto Santiaguero Son                                                                                                             **U.S. debut**

Right on the heels of warming diplomatic relationships, the dance floor heats up with the U.S. debut of one of Cuba’s most essential bands. Winner of the 2015 Latin Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album, Septeto Santiaguero honed its sound at Santiago de Cuba’s famous nightclub Casa de la Trova. Balancing reverence for tradition with an adventurous streak that has sparked collaborations with salsa stars like José Alberto “El Canario” and Rubén Blades, the band knows how to keep crowds moving wherever they go.

Lesson: Carlos Mateu teaches Son Cubano at 6:30 pm

DJ: Ron McGugins


Friday, July 1 at 7:30 pm

Charanga America Charanga

For one night only, the block-party feel of the Boogie Down Bronx blooms in the middle of Manhattan. George and Margie Maysonet, founders of one of the great New York charangas, are giving audiences one last chance to see them live and onstage. They bid farewell to performing by giving their fans one final night of summery bliss and endless dancing. Their sons join for the second set, taking over as bandleaders and beginning a new era of the family’s musical legacy.

Lesson: Jimmy Anton teaches Salsa Pachanga at 6:30 pm

DJ: DJ Andreas


Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 pm

Gregorio Uribe Big Band Cumbia

Charismatic singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe and his 16-piece big band spread the love with their “feel-good fusion of funk and Afro-Colombian rhythms” (WNYC). This is a band that loves playing for dancers, so patrons are invited to come early to learn some steps and then spend an unforgettable night perfecting their style.

Lesson: Rodney Lopez teaches Salsa/Cumbia at 6:30 pm

DJ: Mickey Perez


Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 pm

Astoria Tango Orchestra with Daniel Binelli Tango

New York’s vibrant tango underground bursts into the open air at this midsummer night milonga led by Argentina-born bandoneon star Daniel Binelli and his fantastic tango orchestra. Dancers will learn ballroom’s most sensual steps and then get swept away by the romance of tango under the night sky.

Lesson: Jorge Torres teaches Tango at 6:30 pm

DJ: Amy Wilson


Programs and artists subject to change.


Midsummer Night Swing 2016 is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian




Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 16 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program,  David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center at the Movies, Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating 40 years enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit


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Midsummer Night Swing 2016 is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian


Midsummer Night Swing is made possible in part by Janice Savin Williams and Christopher J. Williams/The Williams Capital Group, LP


Additional support for Midsummer Night Swing is provided by Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center


Operation of Lincoln Center’s public plazas is supported in part with public funds provided by the City of New York


American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


“Summer at Lincoln Center” is supported by Diet Pepsi


Artist Catering provided by Zabar’s and


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Astoria Tango Orchestra with Daniel Binelli
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