LIBERTY BELLE Extravaganza Set for 4th of July
On July 4th, 2013 The Salon, The Champagne Riot, and Wit's End join forces for a fourth year to present another unforgettable vintage Fourth of July extravaganza. This year, we'll be lighting up not one, but TWO of NYC's hottest rooftops with the finest vintage entertainment, hot music, and raucous patriotic revelry - with over 75 performers including 9 bands, Burlesque, Vaudville and more! For the first time, LIBERTY BELLE has partnered Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, for even more dancing, and live big band music; plus several of our performers will be featured on the Lincoln Center stage, and LIBERTY BELLE is the official July 4th after-party!
Since 2010, the LIBERTY BELLE has become one of the top July 4th parties in New York City selling out every year, garnering top media exposure, and annually attracting over 1,000 of the city's most stylish people. During the summer of "Gatsby," following the release of the hit movie, the LIBERTY BELLE is a must-attend event as it encompasses the same hot jazz, flapper era. The LIBERTY BELLE continues to feature an all-star lineup of live music, classic burlesque, and Vaudeville, plus dancing, fireworks, and delicious cocktails under the stars on the rooftops of the Empire Hotel Rooftop (44 W63rd St), and The DL (95 Delancey St). All ticketholders can freely go between both "uptown" and "downtown" venues. The special "combo ticket" allows guests to also attend Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, which is across the street, and freely go between all 3 venues!
Venue #1: "Downtown"
The LIBERTY BELLE "Downtown" at THE DL offers three elegant floors of style with a tree-lined rooftop and swinging sounds throughout! Each floor will have live bands, dancing, and DJs. Featuring vintage patriotic melodies on the rooftop by Gelber & Manning and the Star Spangled Orchestra; other bands include Ziegfeld-era jazz & blues by Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess; Western swing by The Brain Cloud; sizzling swing, jazz & blues by The Blue Vipers; and gypsy jazz by LES Hot Club. As always the LIBERTY BELLE's all-star lineup will feature scintillating Burlesque & Vaudeville with Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey, Amber Ray, The Maine Attraction, Jezebel Express, Gin Minsky, and Tansy; plus our gorgeous stage kittens and Go-Go dancers Cheekie Lane, Sydney Sunrise, & Evelyn Vinyl. The LIBERTY BELLE "Downtown" at THE DL will be hosted by The Great Deceiver, Albert Cadabra.
Venue #2: "Uptown"
The LIBERTY BELLE "Uptown" at THE EMPIRE HOTEL ROOFTOP has been the home of the LIBER- TY BELLE since 2010 and is nested atop the 12th floor of a four-star hotel and features two gorgeous outdoor rooftops and an enclosed lounge. Enjoy the Fourth with our sensational performers, drinks, style and atmos- phere! Headlining "uptown" on the main stage will be The Hot Sardines playing hot jazz, Dixieland, French chanson & gutbucket blues; and Brooklyn hot jazz sensations The Red Hook Ramblers. On the East Terrace, the most dapper bandleader, Dandy Wellington and his Band will serenade guests with jazz standards with elegance and style. Following Midsummer Night Swing's "Battle of the Bands," member of both battling bands will come together for a post-rumble midnight jam session featuring musicians from both The George Gee Swing Orchestra and Mora's Modern Rhythmists. The LIBERTY BELLE also welcomes Todd Robbins, one of the forefathers of neo-vaudville and sides show scene. To top it off, be dazzled by mesmeriz- ing classic burlesque performances by Medianoche, and Hazel Honeysuckle, plus our gorgeous stage kittens and Go-Go dancers Miss Kacie Marie, Little Motown, and Bunny Buxom. LIBERTY BELLE "Uptown" will be hosted by the most stylish of MC's, Dandy Wellington.
LIBERTY BELLE is thrilled to have partnered with Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, for even more dancing and live big band music! Midsummer Night Swing's "Battle Of The Bands" on July 4th takes a bi-coastal approach to a rumble by pairing The George Gee Swing Orchestra (NYC) against Dean Mora's Modern Rhythmists (LA). This event offer swing a dance lesson from 6:30-7:15pm by Jamie Shannon and Tony Fraser, a vintage fashion contest, and bands performing from 7:30-10pm on a large outdoor dance floor. Several LIBERTY BELLE performers will be featured on the Midsummer Night Swing stage including a dance performance by Gin Minsky and Dandy Wellington, along with stage helpers Minx Arcana and Aurora Black. Following this special July 4th Midsummer Night Swing, LIBERTY BELLE is the official after-party, and members of both battling big bands will come together for a post-rumble midnight jam session. The special "combo ticket" allows guests to attend both LIBERTY BELLE, and Midsummer Night Swing (at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park - across the street from The Empire Hotel), and lets them freely go between all 3 venues! "Combo Tickets" can be purchased either on the LIBERTY BELLE website, or Lincoln Center's website, box office, or on the day of the event.