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Battle of the Bands 2024 - BIG3's Swing Dance


2023 Battle of the Band Dancing

Battle of the Bands 2024 - Big3s Swing Dance

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To Reserve a specific table: please email your request to [email protected].

Clarkston Arts presents the Battle of the Bands / BIG 3 Swing Dance Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the Masonic Temple , Crystal Ballroom in Detroit, MI. General admission begins at 6:30 p.m. with a dance lesson from 7 to 8:pm. The band will hit the stage at 8:15 p.m. and perform until midnight.

Tickets are $30 per person in advance or at the door. Add $5 for the optional lesson. Tables of eight may be reserved in advance at no additional charge. To reserve a table or individual tickets include group seating requests in the comments during checkout or email your request to [email protected].

All proceeds from this event will go towards the Erin Modrzynski scholarship fund which supports young aspiring artists. Explore the arts at

Featuring first time challenger Stardusters Big Band vs Eight-time Battle of the Bands winner, Paul King & the Rhythm Society Orchestra.

Stardusters from Clarkston specializes in the elegance of the Big Band Era Swing.

Paul King & the Rhythm Society Orchestra from Detroit specializes in swing from the mid-1930s through the late 1940s. Its sound is influenced by Count Basie and Harry James and has covered top swing venues throughout the Midwest. The band has been nominated for multiple Detroit Music Awards including Best Big Band/Swing Artists.

Dancers of all skill levels are welcome to the 23rd year of swing dancing. Many come just to enjoy the sights and sounds. Dress is snappy casual to semi-formal or vintage attire. There is a cash bar available throughout the evening with a 50/50 raffle pot opportunity.

This in-person event promises to be an unforgettable night filled with electrifying performances and infectious swing rhythms.

The BIG3s pull dancers and non-dancers from all ages together for an incredible evening of music and dance. If you don't know how to dance, come join the many that soak in the sights and sounds of an unforgettable evening. The previous BIG3s have brought more than 14,000 people together. Don't miss this one! We can't wait to see you there!


2024 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted through April 1, 2024

2024 Scholarship Announcement

We want to bring awareness to amazing local artists!  And with the kind generosity of the Union Joints, we are able to feature art in the windows of the former Tiara building on the corner of Waldon & Main.  Our goal is to change up the art every 60 days.  If you would like your art to be included in the windows, please contact Valerie Salinis via email [email protected].

Tiara Building



You LOVE that one piece hanging in the windows of the Tiara building.....and YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT!  Excellent!  Indulge yourself and support local artists - it's a WIN WIN!  Send us an email at [email protected] and we can share details on the piece and coordinate a pick/up purchase.


We want to bring visibility to all the wonderful local artists.  We want everyone to know WHO you are, WHAT you do, and HOW to get in touch with you.  List your art business!

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To sponsor an event contact Mary Kay Hill @ 248-891-2621 with any questions. All sponsorships are customized to fit the recognition needs of the sponsor



All photos courtesy of Anna Lysa Photography, Ilze Lucero Photo ,The Clarkston News and other Clarkston Cultural Arts Council members.