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Welcome to Swing and Strings Weekly # 24

Hello and welcome! You've found the right place to learn about what's happening in our local acoustic music community. It is happening right now! There are lots of great events coming up over the next couple weeks, so get out there and see, hear, learn, play and dance to some music.




Swing Collective Workshop and Jam - Monday, May 13th

Our FREE weekly swing workshop will feature Hayley Kirkland!

Come learn to Hear the Changes.The workshop will be followed by a jam from 7-9.

Be a part of The Swing Collective!


New Album Release! May 22nd At the State Room

Westmoon Records is coming to life. We are pumped for this new release from Melissa Chilinski. You don't want to miss this show! Georgi Petrov & the Hearfolk will kick off the night before Melissa and her friends will take you on an incredible and emotional musical journey with her new solo record. Get your tickets now before they sell out! (And check out this little promo of 'Morning Prine'.


We are so excited for what the Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music are cooking up this year! They have a stellar line up of touring and local acts (feat. many of our very own Trash Moon Collective regulars). This organization does a TON to support the acoustic music scene in Utah. Get out and see some great music at a world-class festival, and hey, we'll even be there with our very first HHW nonprofit booth.


Upcoming Community Events


Weekly Events

  • Parlor Swing Jam & Workshop 

  • at Millcreek Common hosted by the Swing Collective

  • Monday, May 13th, Feat. Hayley Kirkland

  • Workshop 6-7 p.m. Jam Session 7-9 p.m.

  • Bluegrass Night - Hosted by Trash Moon Collective - Gracie's (21+)

  • Tuesdays (May 14th) 7-10 p.m. (on-going)

  • Feat. Pixie and the Partygrass Boys!!!

  • Wednesday's at Woodbine  - Hosted by Trash Moon Collective

  • Alternating Old-time & Bluegrass  (on-going)

  • May 8th, Old-time jam 6-9 p.m. (on-going)

  • Flamingo - The Lake Effect

  • Wednesdays, (May 8th) 8 p.m.

  • Rotating Jazz Trio - The Pearl on Main (21+)

  • Tuesdays (May 14th ) 7-10 p.m. (on-going)

  • Sugarhouse Violins Acoustic Jam

  • Alternating Old-time & Hot Jazz  (on-going)

  • May 9th, Old-time jam from 7-10 p.m.

  • Rotating Jazz Trio - Sawadee Thai

  • Friday & Saturday (May 10th & 11th) 6-9 p.m. (on-going)

  • Jazz Jam - Hopkins Brewery (21+)

  • Wednesdays (May 8th) 8 - 11 p.m. (on-going)

  • Jazz Trio Night - Hopkins Brewery (21+)

  • Thursdays (May 9th) 8 - 11 p.m. (on-going)

Our newsletters will go out every Monday as we begin to build a running list of jazz, swing and acoustic roots-related community events. If you would like to submit anything to this list, please message by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday prior. We will review it and add it to our events if it is a good fit. Thanks.




Kenny Fong

Meet Kenny Fong! Besides being well-dressed, he's a wonderful saxophonist and community organizer. You may have seen him with his band, Flamingo, who play jazz and blues inspired by New Orleans, Havana, and Miami at their Wednesday night residency at Lake Effect. Kenny is excellent at bringing people together and getting audiences excited about jazz.


Naturally, he is the new force behind the music at Neutral Ground Lounge, a new venue/restaurant that just opened downtown and is featuring live music three nights a week! As Neutral Ground's resident artist and booking agent, he is going to be bringing his energy to continuing to build our talented music scene into the best in the west. Thanks for being awesome Kenny! 


Tune in next week for our Nerd Corner and Listening Room!


Our Purpose

Our purpose is to create experiences of connectedness, learning, and joy through the language of acoustic music.


Our Vision

We envision Salt Lake City as a hub for world class acoustic music. We accomplish this by building a healthy community-oriented ecosystem that’s accessible for all.

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