Event Pricing and Deadlines

2020 Event pricing

We have a “pay what you can” model for weekend passes. This means that we want EVERYONE to attend, while still running an event that allows us to have top quality venues, music, and instructors. There are 10 subsidized passes initially available, and after that each “Benefactor” attendee will sponsor another subsidized pass.

To encourage people to register early, there will be three drawings for passes during 2019. You need to have registered and paid before the drawing cutoff to be entered in each of the subsequent drawings. This means that if you register early enough, you have multiple chances to have the price of your pass refunded and attend for free.

If you want to attend, but money is an issue – consider VOLUNTEERING! There is a place to mark interest on the registration form.

Item Price Details
Full Weekend: Benefactor $160 If you can afford a few extra dollars, this subsidizes the "discount" rate below that allow more attendees to register at a lower price.
Full Weekend: Standard Pricing $135 This price is the standard break even price for attendees that helps us pay for instructors, venues, bands, and DJs.
Full Weekend: Subsidized
(Need a little help from my friends)
$110 If you are a student, or otherwise tight on money -- come on down! We are happy to have you.

This price level is supported by benefactors and may go out of stock if subsidized registrations meet or exceed benefactor registrations.
Full Weekend: Flash Pass $99 There are 10 of these. Last year, they disappeared pretty fast.
Dance Pass
(Goes on sale in Nov/Dec)
$75 All the dances, none of the classes.

Quantities may be limited if Full Weekend is approaching or already at capacity, so don't wait.
Add-on: T-shirt $18 T-shirt price before the production order is placed with screen printer.
$20 At-the-door T-shirt price. Very limited quantities available.
Add-on: Hoodie $35 Hoodie price before the production order is placed with screen printer.
$40 At-the-door Hoodie price. Very limited quantities available.
Pass transfers $5 This helps with the overhead of processing transfers.

Note: Dance pass and single day class pass registration will open in late November or early December. Pricing will be announced at a later date. These may become unavailable if advance full weekend registrations exceed a certain level.

At-the-Door Pricing

Item Price Details
Friday Main + Late Night Dances $30 8:30 pm - 3:00 am
      Friday Main Dance $25 8:30 pm - midnight. Live Blues music from William Reed & The Juke Joint Dukes + DJ'd breaks.
      Friday Late Night $10 midnight - 3:00 am. DJ'd Blues music.
Saturday Main + Late Night Dances $40 8:30 pm - 3:00 am
      Saturday Main Dance $35 8:30 pm - midnight. Live Blues music from Big Bill Morganfield and The Shadows + DJ'd breaks.
      Saturday Late Night $10 midnight - 3:00 am. DJ'd Blues music.
Sunday Main + Late Night Dances $25 8:30 pm - late
      Sunday Main Dance $20 6:45 pm - 11:00pm. Live Blues music from The Breeze Kings + DJ'd breaks.

Due to venue size, it is possible that at-the-door admissions may not be sold for the Sunday main dance.

Ensure your spot by getting either a Full Weekend Pass or a Dance Pass.
      Sunday Late Night $10 After the main dance until late. DJ'd Blues music.
ATD Full Weekend Pass $180 Access to all dances, talks and both Saturday and Sunday classes.
ATD Dance Pass $80 Access to all dances.
Saturday Class Pass Unavailable If you are looking for a one day pass, go Sunday.
Sunday Class Pass $55 Pay at-the-door during the Friday or Saturday night dance

Note: Some at-the-door options may become unavailable if advance registrations exceed a certain level.

Deadlines and Important Dates

Date Milestone
Sun, October 20 Registration opens for Weekend Passes.

All classes sold out in 2018, and nearly all tracks sold out in 2019, so don't wait.
November or December Registration opens for Dance Passes.

Quantities may be limited if Full Weekend is approaching or already at capacity.
Mon, November 11 Last day to select monthly payment plan paid over three (3) installments.
Wed, December 11 Last day to select monthly payment plan paid in two (2) installments.
Wed, January 1 Last day to order shirts at regular price.

Last guaranteed day that you can order a shirt.
Thu, January 2 Shirt prices increase to at-the-door prices. Shirt production order submitted to screen printer.

Starting January 2, shirt availability is not guaranteed. We will only be ordering a small quantity of shirts beyond those already ordered by attendees, so when the small extra inventory is gone, it is gone.
Fri, January 3 Absolute last day to request housing.

NOTE: Housing may close earlier if it is oversubscribed, so register, complete payment and get your housing request in as early as possible to secure your spot. Make sure your travel buddies do the same (If you are on a payment plan and your last automated payment is scheduled after the close of housing, that's fine).
Sat, January 11 Last day to complete pass transfers

(This gives us two days to get a registration code to the pass recipient and for them to register before registration closes).
Mon, January 13 Last day to register online.

Last day to edit your booking.

Last day to add lunch to your booking.

Missed Registration? Pay at-the-door for Sunday Classes and Sunday Late Night.