Events for Live Music

11th Annual Samba Queen and King Contest

Samba Fogo presents our 11th Annual Samba Queen Contest. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. with live Samba music. Dance competition begins at 9:00 p.m. The Samba Queen & King Contest is no ordinary event. Dancers entertain the crowd as they compete for the title of 2020 Rainha e Rei Do Samba (Queen and King Of Samba), accompanied by live Samba drums. Samba Fogo will heat up Salt Lake City with this 11th annual event, featuring traditional Brazilian Carnival costumes of bright colors, feathers, sparkling bikinis and sky-high heels for our Queens, and dapper white suits, fedoras and loafers for our "Malandros" or Kings.

The event is open to ages 21+. Cash Bar hosted by Metro Music Hall, serving Caipirinhas (yummy Brazilian cocktail). This is not a sit down event, there will be live music and dancing for all, all night. It's a dance party in addition to a dance contest.

Tickets to the Samba Queen Contest are $25 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the event. VIP tables and single VIP tickets are available for $50 - $100 per person. VIP tickets come with cocktail service to your table, a great view of the stage, and VIP treatment. VIP options are limited, so act fast. To purchase tickets: https://www.24tix.com/event/438040921/samba-queen-contest

New this year the contest includes Group, King, & Semi Pro Divisions! -Group Contest - group choreography section -King Contest - Rei Do Samba section -Semi-Pro Contest - a section for those who are just beginning their samba journey, but want to enter the contest. And of course, we will crown our 2020 Rainha Do Samba, Princesa do Samba, and Musa do Samba. The contest is open to all who are aged 21 and up. Costumes are available to rent, and each contestant gets a chance to perform a two-minute solo on stage with a live Brazilian Bateria (drum line). Guest judges and audience voting determine our 2020 winners.

Register for the contest online: http://sambafogo.com/samba-queen-contest-registration/

This is a full  weekend of Samba Workshopw with guest teachers. Our guests this year include: Amrahu Ibraheem - 3-time National Samba King Nascimento Gabriella - 2019 Samba Queen and dancer with Portela's Comissāo de Frente Angelique Marquand Starks - director of SambAZ and host of the National Samba Queen Competition Rodson De Jesus - former dancer with Bale Folclorico da Bahia and Dance Brazil and internationally recognized teacher/performer Lorin Hansen - 2-time Female Malandro Champion and director of Samba Fogo Aninha Malandro - organizer of the International Samba Congress.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the workshops, regardless of ability level - these classes are for all genders, all levels. The schedule is: - Friday February 28, 6-9pm - Saturday February 29, 11am-2pm - Sunday March 1, 11am-2pm All classes will be held at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W 100 S. See https://www.facebook.com/events/455467845157224/ for more info.

You can register for the workshops at : http://sambafogo.com/samba-queen/workshop-registration/ See http://sambafogo.com/samba-queen/ for more information



Colors Worldwide Presents: R&B Only

Colors Worldwide Presents: R&B Only with Dauché and Jabari

Q: What is R&B ONLY?

A: An unforgettable experience celebrating all R&B dance music.

Q: What is COLORS Worldwide? 

A: COLORS Worldwide is an experience company based in Los Angeles, CA. We produce memorable experiences with incredible people.

Our founder Jabari Johnson says, "I was at too many parties where people were just standing around staring at each other. I wanted to create an environment that encouraged people to talk, dance, and enjoy the company of one another. All while experiencing amazing music."

Q: How should I dress to R&B ONLY? 

A: Come camera ready! Our photographers will be on site.

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Talia Keys & The Love and Big Blue Ox

February 29th isn’t a day that happens all the time. It certainly doesn’t always have two of the top local bands putting on a dance party. Talia Keys and The Love and Big Blue Ox will be making leap day 2020 very special! Prepare yourself for funky drumbeats, wailing guitars, soaring vocals, groovy bass lines and nasty horns! Come shake off those winter blues!

Website: https://thestateroompresents.com/the-state-room/state-room-calendar/talia-keys-the-love-big-blue-ox-2020

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/88155570685



Salty Frogs

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The Pour

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Dave Hause & The Mermaid with Northcote

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Picnics At Soap Rock Commander Salamander, Pillars, Rebel Rebel

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Super Whatevr with Chapel, Happy, NVM

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Shigeto Live Ensemble with Chavez

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Open Jam hosted by Paul Cleckler

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