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O'Gara's Swing Dance!

O'Gara's Shanty, 164 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN


Doors open at 7pm with Cindy and Terry from TC Swing give a dance lesson and DJ during the band breaks. The band starts at 7:30pm through 10pm.

$6 Age limit: 21+



Dance Night

Union Depot, 214 4th Street East, Saint Paul, MN


The night begins at 6:30 with 30 minutes of free professional dance instruction followed by two hours of dancing to BBB! Green Mill Catering will host concessions with pizza and beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase. Union Depot Dance Nights are open to all ages -- even those who don’t wish to dance.

Free! Age limit: All ages


Since 1991, Beasley's Big Band has been playing big band jazz with power and drive.

For more than 20 years, we've been playing at the Wabasha Street Caves and O'Gara's Bar & Grill. At the historic Wabasha Street Caves, you can swing dance to Beasley's Big Band on the third Thursday of just about every month. If you'd like to listen to Beasley's Big Band in an intimate club setting, stop by O'Gara's. We also play for corporate parties, swing dances, charity balls, wedding dances, and summer concerts in city parks. Think about hiring the band for your next event!

BBB Featured on Jazz 88's Big Band Scene 

Thanks to our good friends at Jazz 88 (KBEM FM 88.5), Beasley's Big Band is being featured on three upcoming BIG BAND SCENE radio shows airing on Mondays at 7 PM & Sundays at 10 PM (& On Demand at 
   - 3/30 & 4/05 - Big Band Tuesday at Jazz Central, MN Music Café, Crooners Lounge, & O’Gara’s
   - 4/27 & 5/03 - Big Band Dances at Wabasha Street Caves, KC Hall, Eagles Club, Cinema Ballroom, Crooners & others
   - 5/11 & 5/17 – Preview of Big Bands at Jazz on the Prairie & the Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Just Booked: An O'Gara's Dance! 

We'll be blowing a dance in the O'Gara's Shanty on Tuesday night, May 5th - right behind the main bar and restaurant.  This is exciting for us and we're going to show O'Gara's that BBB has the greatest dancers in town!  Book the night!  Tell your date!  Tell your friends!  Tell your friends' dates!