By Christina Coffey
contributing writer 

Western Swing Out in Tehachapi, Memorial Day Weekend


April 30, 2022

On May 27-30, Denimbelle and Up & Up Productions presents the fifth annual Western Swing Out Weekender in Tehachapi. Three days and three nights of live music, fashion and dancing of the vintage 1930s-50s era.

There will be 18 live bands, 6 DJs spinning vinyl, 10 vintage vendors, couples dancing, best dressed competition, swing dance classes, classic car show, Memorial Day parade and picnic, best boots contest, whiskey tasting, vintage western fashion show, Jive vs. Lindy contest and much more!

Friday Evening Kicks off the weekend with a meet and greet that includes live music performances, a DJ’d record hop, cocktails and dancing.

Saturday is a full day and night of swing dance classes, a vintage western fashion show, best dressed competition, best boots competition and live music performances, a DJ’d record hop, cocktails and dancing!

Sunday kicks off our second annual vintage classic car and motorcycle show! It includes four live music performances, swing dance classes, whiskey tasting, a DJ’d record hop, cocktails and dancing. Sunday evening continues for full weekend pass holders with more lives performances, the Lindy vs. Jive competition, a DJ’d record hop cocktails and dancing.

Monday wraps up the event at the Philip Marx Gazebo in the park. Live music and vintage picnicking until 4 p.m.

Go online at for a full list of bands, times and location addresses for the entire event. Ticket prices start at $35 for the car show only ticket and $159 for the full weekend pass.

Western Swing Out has doubled in size each year. This year marks the event’s third year of international travelers.


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