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1960's Tap Dancing Festivals

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Information about tap dancing festivals and festivals that include tap dancing performances n the 1950's's.

1960

EDITION: Jazz at Cliff Walk Manor
DATES: Unknown (event listed in the Performing Arts Database in June of 1960)
VENUE: Cliff Walk Manor Hotel (now the Chanler at Cliff Walk)
LOCATION: 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Tap Dancer Baby Lawrence
NOTE: Event was held simultaneously with the Newport Jazz Festival

EDITION: 3rd Monterey Jazz Festival
YEAR: 1960
LOCATION: Monterrey County, California, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Bunny Briggs, Duke Ellington, blues singer Jimmy Rushing

1962

EDITION: 1st International Jazz Festival
DATES: May 31 - June 3, 1962
VENUE: Waldorf Astoria Hotel
GUEST ARTIST: Tap Dancer Baby Lawrence

EDITION: 8th Newport Jazz Festival - Jazz Tap Dance Demonstration
DATES: July 7, 1962
THEME: "The Meaning of Jazz"
VENUE: Freebody Park
LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
GUEST ARTISTS:
- Baby Lawrence
- Bunny Briggs
- Charles "Honi" Coles
- Charles "Cholly" Atkins
- Pete Nugent
NOTE: 8th festival overall; 7th festival under George Wein

1963

EDITION: Newport Jazz Festival - Tap Dance Show
DATES: 1963
THEME: "Old Time Hoofers"
LOCATION: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
GUEST ARTISTS:
- Charles "Cholly" Atkins
- Charles "Chuck" Green
- Charles "Cookie" Cook
- Charles "Honi" Coles
- Ernest "Brownie" Brown
- Pete Nugent

1964

EDITION: 33rd Ohio Valley Jazz Festival - Duke Ellington Show
DATES: Unknown (event listed in the Performing Arts Database in August of 1964)
VENUE: Crosley Field (1912-1972)
LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Bunny Briggs

1965

EDITION: Monterey Jazz Festival 1965
DATES: Weekend of September 17, 1965
LOCATION: California, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Bunny Briggs

1966

EDITION: Monterey Jazz Festival 1966
YEAR: 1966
LOCATION: California, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Bunny Briggs

1969

EDITION: Cliff Manor Jazz Festival
DATES: 1969
VENUE: Cliff Walk Manor Hotel (now the Chanler at Cliff Walk)
LOCATION: 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
GUEST ARTIST: Baby Lawrence


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