Boogie Under the Golden Gate New Year's Eve
The Travis Marina Bar & Grill, formerly the Presidio Yacht Club, is on the Sausalito side of the bridge, and boasts the undisputed best panorama of San Francisco Bay. The Retrobates are returning by popular demand for their ninth year. Their dance crowd is always looking forward to the event-- just about the most fun you can have with both feet on the floor.
The $40 ticket price includes-- besides the most breathtaking view any Bay Area club can brag about-- complimentary champagne at midnight, helium cow balloons-- and despite frivolously Korny Kowboy decor, the Retrobates are nothing short of the best swing dance band around. If you hop outside at midnight, you can see the fireworks across the Bay in San Francisco.
The Retrobates include Western Swing Hall-of-Famer Mylos "Boogie" Sonka on pedal steel and vocals, trumpeter Ray Green on big-band vocalizin', "Fairfax Sax" veteran Dale Alstrom on tenor sax and clarinet, Fiddle Ray Landsberg on you can guess what, John Tuttle on guitar, piano, accordion and vocal harmony, and Dan Hicks' Hot Licks veteran Michael Price on doghouse bass. The new kid in the corral, Barry Lowenthal of Tasmanian Devil fame, will be flogging the skins.
Our special guest this year will be Sylvia Herold.
Sylvia is well-known to California swing fans for her tenure in The Cats 'n' Jammers swing trio. She can sing the birds out of the trees, and her style is a perfect fit for the Retrobates, with their unabashed love of the lost art of big-band vocal harmony. Check out Sylvia's long resume at www.sylviaherold.com.
Last New Years-- and eight New Years before that-- were completely sold out. Be sure to take advantage of our advance ticket sales at Brown Paper Tickets. Bring your New Year's Eve ticket along for a free admission to any Presidio Yacht Club dance next year. Check out the Retrobates at www.lonestarretrobates.com
Travis Marina Bar & Grill (View)
1679 Sommervile Road
Sausalito , CA 94965
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