Festival Info

Here's where you'll find preliminary info about SCHEDULE, VENUES, and HOTEL.


Nevermore events will begin on Thursday, November 7 with a main dance every evening Thursday-Sunday, late night dances on Friday and Saturday nights, and workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More detail:

Weekend Dance Schedule

Class Schedule & Class Descriptions


This year we’re excited to offer three contests: a Solo Jazz Contest on Friday night, a Couples Dance Battle with prelims on Friday and final rounds on Saturday night, and our signature Shag Contest on Sunday night. For a detailed schedule of contest times, visit the Weekend Dance Schedule

Prize Sponsors (Click to visit website):

Second City Swingout in Chicago, IL
Midwest Lindy Fest in Minneapolis, MN
Blue Dome Jivin’ in Tulsa, OK
Jitterbug Jamborama in Omaha, NE
Stompology in Rochester, NY


We are proud to feature several beautiful, historically significant local venues in St. Louis City. Most venues will be near Cherokee Street Business District. You can find addresses, venue information, and parking details on our Weekend Dance Schedule

What’s This JAzz Crawl Thing All About?

The Jazz Crawl will take place on Saturday, November 9th. There will be bands in shops, cafes, and businesses up and down Cherokee Street, and free community dance classes. If you can, support the venues by buying food, drinks, or other goods, and tip the bands! Wander and enjoy this beautiful day of music.

Getting Around STL

The event hotel for the weekend is Hotel Avyan. For getting around St. Louis, we recommend carpooling wherever possible. Lyft and Uber both operate in St. Louis, as do traditional taxis.

The Metro system has two lines and many buses. Did you know that St. Louis has the 11th largest public transit system in the country? The Red Line on Metro Link is a great way to get from Lambert International Airport to downtown St. Louis, and at the Civic Center stop you can take numerous buses that branch out from the center. The #11 and #73 will take you to Cherokee Street in about 10-15 minutes from Civic Center.