RDU Rent Party

Durham, NC native Pigmeat Markham knows how to Rent Party

The RDU Rent Party is a pay-what-you-can swing dance held just north of Research Triangle Park, convenient to both Raleigh and Durham, NC. Jason Sager and I scour the Triangle area (and beyond!) for great bands and deejays to come and play for the swing dancers in the Triangle. To show our appreciation for the awesome musicians who make the music we dance to, all donations collected at the dance are given to the musicians themselves. For a list of upcoming RDU Rent Party dances, visit the website’s Calendar of Events page.

We’ve been fortunate enough to catch both touring and local bands for RDU Rent Party, including

Blue House Quintet – Chapel Hill, NC

Boilermaker Jazz Band – Pittsburgh, PA

Th’ Bullfrog Willard McGhee and Tad Walters, Raleigh, NC

The Bumper Jacksons, Baltimore, MD

Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five, Philadelphia, PA

Clark Stern, Chapel Hill, NC

Ethan Uslan, Charlotte, NC

Firehouse Rhythm Kings, Chapel Hill, NC

The Fried Bananas, Philadelphia, PA

Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators, Seattle, WA

Hot Club of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess, New York, NY

John D. Holeman, Hillsborough, NC

Lightnin’ Wells, Fountain, NC

The Low Down Sires, Asheville, NC

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, New Orleans, LA

Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, Asheville, NC

Mint Julep Jazz Band, Durham, NC

Moonshine Rhythm Club, Nashville, TN

The New King Rippers, Raleigh, NC

Solomon Douglas Swingtet, Seattle, WA

Perseverance Jazz Band, Philadelphia, PA

The Resonant Rogues, Asheville, NC

The Rhythm Roustabouts, Berkeley, CA

Skeedaddle, Durham, NC

Svetlana and the Delancey Five, New York, NY