Know what’s happening when.

Full-weekend and dance-only passes include entry to all dances. Individual dance prices will be posted below for those paying at the door. At the door, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards.

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

Friday, March 16

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

Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center
Free Beginner Lesson,  8 – 9 p.m.
Evening Dance,  9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Welcome to Pittsburgh! Once you’re registered, it’s time to start dancing. Miss Freddye starts at 10 p.m.

Late-Night Dance featuring Miss Freddye’s Blues Band

1 – 4 a.m.
Newcomer Jack n’ Jill Prelims and Finals, around 12:15 a.m.
We dance until 4 a.m. – hopefully you do, too.

Saturday, March 17

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

CMU University Center
Registration opens at 11 a.m.

Workshop #1,  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop #2,  12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Break/Lunch,   1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop #3,  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Blues Clinic, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Open Jack n’ Jill Prelims, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

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 the Billy Price Band

CMU University Center, Rangos Hall
Free Beginner Lesson,  8 – 9 p.m.
Evening Dance,  9 p.m. – midnight
Open Jack ‘n Jill Finals, around 10:30 p.m.

Get gussied up! Billy Price Band 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 the Jimmy Adler Band
Wightman School Community Center

12:30 – 5 a.m.

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

Sunday, March 18


CMU University Center

Workshop #1,  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop #2,  12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Break/Lunch,  1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Workshop #3,  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop #4, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

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

Evening Dance

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

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, 11 p.m. – ??

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.

Individual Price List

Friday Main Dance $20
Friday Late Night Dance $12
Friday Dance Combo $30

Saturday Main Dance $20 / $15 Student
Saturday Late Night Dance $15

Sunday Evening Dance $10

Individual Workshops $15
All Day Workshops $50