Know what’s happening when.

Full-weekend and dance-only passes include entry to all dances. Individual dance prices are posted below for those paying at the door. Workshops will be available this year for purchases at the door: $12 per workshop or $40 for a workshop day pass (4 workshops)
At the door, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards.

For more details, checkout the Workshops, Competition, and Venue pages.

Friday, March 17

Evening and Late Night Dances featuring Miss Freddye’s Blues Band

$20 ($27 combined with Late Night)
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
Free Beginner Lesson,  8 – 9 pm
Evening Dance,  9 pm – 1 am
Welcome to Pittsburgh! Once you’re registered, it’s time to start dancing. Miss Freddye starts at 10pm.

Late-Night Dance

1 – 5 am
Newcomer Jack n’ Jill Prelims and Finals, around 1:00 am
Late Night snacks will be provided. We dance until 5AM – hopefully you do, too. The parking garage below the hall will remain open until 5:30 am for the late night dancers!

Saturday, March 18

Workshops, Blues Clinic, and Open Jack ‘n Jill Preliminaries

CMU University Center
Registration opens at 11 am

Workshop #1,  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop #2,  12:45 – 1:45 pm
Break/Lunch,   1:45 – 3:00 pm
Workshop #3,  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Blues Clinic, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Open Jack n’ Jill Prelims, 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Workshops take place during the morning and afternoon, with a lunch break. After workshops, we’ll have our blues clinic where instructors give individual feedback. Following that, it’s time for our Open Jack ‘n Jill prelims.

Evening Dance with Cash Box Kings

$20 ($15 with student ID)
CMU University Center, Rangos Hall
Free Beginner Lesson,  8 – 9 pm
Evening Dance,  9 pm – midnight
Open Jack ‘n Jill Finals, around 10:30 pm

Get gussied up! Cash Box Kings will be rocking the house, and you’ll get a chance to watch (or dance in) our Open Jack ‘n Jill finals.

Late-Night Dance with Mitch Littler

Wightman Community Center
12:30 – 5 am
Band, 12:30 – 2:30 am

Burn the midnight oil! Burn the candle at both ends! Or instead of burning things, just dance until you drop, which is hopefully at 5AM and not a minute sooner. Late Night snacks will be provided. The results from our Open Jack ‘n Jill will be announced at this dance.

Sunday, March 19


CMU University Center

Workshop #1,  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop #2,  12:45 – 1:45 pm
Break/Lunch,  1:45 – 3:00 pm
Workshop #3,  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Workshop #4, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Keep on learning through Sunday morning and afternoon, because learning is good for you.

Evening Dance

CMU University Center, Rangos Hall
8 – 11pm
Solo Riffin’ Competition (Prelims & Finals), around 9:30 pm

Get your groove on one last time. Check the lost and found box before you hit the road, and we’ll see you for Steel City Blues Festival 2018.

Late-Night (Unofficial)

TBD, 11pm – ??

Seriously?! You want more??!  Okay. Come dance at the Unofficial late night house party. Sure to be a wicked good time.
Directions will be handed out at the dance.