May
13
12:00 pm12:00

Salute to American Graffiti Classic Car Pre-Show

  • Accu-Line

Come celebrate with the guys and gals at Petaluma's Accu-Line Brake & Wheel at their Hot Rod Cruise-In and 3rd Anniversary Celebration. They'll be serving complimentary refreshments and a barbecue, with live music by Hot Rod Jukebox from 12:30 to 3:00. There's also a raffle with prizes, and proceeds will benefit the Auto Shop program at Petaluma High School.

This event is an official "pre-show" for Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti the following weekend. You can show off your awesome car, truck, or motorcycle (any make, any year -- though classic cars are our favorites!). Reserve a space for your vehicle by emailing acculine@sonic.net or call (707) 762-3812 for more info.

Event runs from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Live music from 12:30 to 3:00 pm

May
5
8:30 pm20:30

Swingin' Cinco Under the Golden Gate!

  • Travis Marina

Fresh on the heels of an East Bay tour (yeah, that was humor), Hot Rod Jukebox returns to Sausalito's Travis Marina / Presidio Yacht Club with rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm 'n blues tailor-made for vintage swing dancing. The venue has a casual vibe, a real wooden dance floor, and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The place is often described as "a dive bar that's a well-kept secret." You'll find a community of swing dancers here, but other dancers (and non-dancers) are welcome too. Bring a dance partner, or meet one here -- the main thing is to have a great time and keep on rockin'!

Open to the public. All ages, $10 cover charge (cash only) for ages 18 and up. Full bar; light food.

Travis Marina, 679 Sommerville Road, Sausalito -- in Fort Baker, near Cavallo Point and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. (415) 332-2319

Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Swing Dance at the "Wagon Wheel" (Eagles Hall)

  • Eagles Hall

Did you know that in the 1930s and 40s, the "Wagon Wheel" nightclub in El Cerrito was one of the most notorious gambling and vice locations in Northern California? According to reporter Chris Treadway, who is writing a book about the lawless past of El Cerrito, the Wagon Wheel was considered “the most notorious of the establishments in No Man’s Land and an ongoing headache to law enforcement.”

The "Wagon Wheel" nightclub is long gone, and for more than 50 years, the building on Panhandle Boulevard (now known as Carlson Boulevard) has been home to the Eagles Club fraternal organization. Hot Rod Jukebox teams up with the Eagles again to bring you a night of 1950's rock 'n roll for vintage swing dancing. Starting at 7:00 p.m. Liezel Martin will teach a dance lesson. Then Hot Rod Jukebox will bring you classic hits from from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Come early to get a good spot!

Ages 18 and up, open to the community. Tickets $12 at the door (cash only). Food and drinks available for purchase; full bar.

Eagles Hall, 3223 Carlson Blvd, El Cerrito -- near Central Avenue, San Pablo Avenue, and El Cerrito Plaza BART. (510) 525-0444.

Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Rock 'n Swing Sausalito!

  • Travis Marina

Hot Rod Jukebox returns to the Presidio Yacht Club / Travis Marina with loads of rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm 'n blues tailor-made for vintage swing dancing. Mike Quebec (rockinswing.com) once again shows you the moves with a free dance lesson before the show. All levels are welcome, and you don't need to bring a dance partner -- you'll find one at the lesson!

Open to the public. All ages, $10 cover charge for ages 18 and up. Full bar; food available for purchase.

Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, 600 Sommerville Road near Fort Baker/Cavallo Point, Sausalito (near the Bay Area Discovery Museum).

Feb
18
8:00 pm20:00

Rock 'n Swing East Bay

  • Eagles Hall

1950's rock 'n roll for vintage swing dancing. Well-known Bay Area dance instructor Mike Quebec (rockinswing.com) and the lovely Lauren D'Ambrosio will teach you smooth style Lindy Hop before the show. Advanced lesson starts at 6:30 p.m. and beginner lesson starts at 7:15 p.m. Then Hot Rod Jukebox rocks the place with live music from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Come early to get a good spot!

Ages 18 and up, open to the community. Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Food and drinks available for purchase; full bar. This event is a fundraiser for the new dance floor, and the Eagles Hall thanks you for your support.

Purchase advance tickets on Eventbrite ($12 plus $1.65 service charge)

Eagles Hall, 3223 Carlson Blvd, El Cerrito -- near Central Avenue, San Pablo Avenue, and El Cerrito Plaza BART. (510) 525-0444.

Jan
14
8:00 pm20:00

Swingin' Under the Golden Gate!

  • Travis Marina

Join Hot Rod Jukebox at Presidio Yacht Club/Travis Marina: a classic bar with a real wooden dance floor, a yachting atmosphere, and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. We'll play vintage rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and rhythm 'n blues suitable for swing dancing. Tonight we welcome swing dancers of all ages and abilities as we feature top Bay Area dance instructor Mike Quebec (rockinswing.com) doing Smooth Style Lindy Hop and much more!

Open to the public. All ages are welcome, $10 cover charge for age 18 and up. Full bar; food available for purchase.

Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, 600 Sommerville Road near Fort Baker/Cavallo Point, Sausalito (near the Bay Area Discovery Museum)

Dance lesson starts at 8:00. Live music from 8:30 to 11:30. Check out videos from last time. See you there!

Oct
29
8:00 pm20:00

Rockin' Twangin' Halloween Party, Vintage Dance Music and Costume Contest

Kaleidoscope Coffee, Point Richmond (map)

Dust off your scariest, funniest, or most original costume and join Hot Rod Jukebox for an evening of vintage rock 'n roll with a Halloween theme! Sip a delicious coffee drink or a glass of wine or beer, and enjoy a sweet or savory treat. Costumes are encouraged, but if you don't have one, come anyway and enjoy the music. We'll play rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and R&B for vintage swing dancing, with prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most original Halloween costumes.

Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, (510) 260-0848. All ages, no cover!

Sep
25
5:00 pm17:00

Private Party

Emeryville, California. 1950s and 1960s rock 'n roll, rockabilly, and vintage swing dancing. Here's to the start of fall and new beginnings!

Jun
19
6:30 pm18:30

Fenix (on Father's Day)

If you haven't yet been to Fenix, you're in for a stellar experience! Located in a renovated historic building in the heart of San Rafael, Fenix is both a supper club and a streaming live production venue. It's Father's Day, and Chef Gator will celebrate Dads everywhere with barbecue specials -- "all the rich flavors of Southern food, using healthy ingredients without the 'bad' calories." After dinner, start rockin' with Hot Rod Jukebox as we rev it up with an exclusive evening of 1950s rock 'n roll and rockabilly for vintage swing dancing.

Fenix (map)
919 Fourth Street, San Rafael
$10 cover charge + Fenix food/beverage
More info at FenixLive.com or call (415) 813-5600

Jun
11
6:30 pm18:30

7th Annual Rockin' Sock Hop & Food Drive

  • St. Jerome Church

Join us and rock out for a good cause! The Sock Hop is a benefit for the St. Jerome, El Cerrito chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please bring a bag of non-perishable food items to donate to the hungry in our community. Each week, St. Vincent de Paul volunteers distribute food to individuals and families in need. Hot Rod Jukebox is donating time and talent to this event, and we invite you to donate nutritious, non-perishable staples such as pasta, cereal, tuna, spam, soup, and peanut butter and jelly.

For this event, we'll focus on our 50s music as Bay Area dance instructor Mike Quebec kicks it off at 6:30 p.m. with a Jitterbug dance lesson (rockinswing.com). Then stick around for a night of 1950s rock 'n roll and rockabilly!

All ages "FOODRAISER." Admission is a grocery bag of nonperishable food staples (see above description) or a cash donation of $10.
St. Jerome Church, 308 Carmel Ave. (at Curry), El Cerrito, (510) 525-0876

May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Salute to American Graffiti Kickoff Event: Anniversary Party and Car Show at Accu-Line Brake & Wheel

  • Accu-Line Brake & Wheel

The 11th annual Salute to American Graffiti is about to begin, and downtown Petaluma will be filled with every classic car you can imagine. Hot Rod Jukebox kicks off the entertainment for this three-day film nostalgia extravaganza by playing the cool, classic hits of the 1950s and 60s at Accu-Line Brake and Wheel, celebrating their second anniversary. Food and drinks will be served. Bring your friends and your hot rod, and get ready to rumble!

All ages, free admission!
Accu-Line Brake & Wheel, 1051A Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, (707) 762-3812

May
13
8:30 pm20:30

Presidio Yacht Club

Presidio Yacht Club (map)

Join Hot Rod Jukebox at the Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Bar: a classic bar with a real wooden dance floor, a yachting atmosphere, and breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tonight we welcome a special group of swing dancers led by renowned Bay Area dance instructor Mike Quebec. Among other things, they'll be dancing Smooth Style Lindy Hop. Join them for dancing, or just enjoy the music!

Open to the public. All ages welcome, $5 cover charge for age 18 and up.

Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina, 679 Sommerville Road near Fort Baker/Cavallo Point, Sausalito (near the Bay Area Discovery Museum)

Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

Kaleidoscope Coffee (PULP FICTION NIGHT), Point Richmond

Kaleidoscope Coffee (map)

All ages and no cover charge for this cool retro event! Hot Rod Jukebox returns to historic Point Richmond for a night of vintage rock 'n roll from the hit Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. Practice your John Travolta or Uma Thurman dance moves and join the friendly, informal dance contest with prizes. Then sit back and enjoy a glass of wine, a beer, or an incredible cup of Kaleidoscope coffee along with some sweet or savory treats. Hot Rod Jukebox will shake the stage with rock 'n roll, rockabilly, R&B, and surf tunes to please all types of music lovers.

Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, (510) 260-0848

Mar
12
7:00 pm19:00

Atlas Cafe (PULP FICTION NIGHT), San Francisco

  • Atlas Cafe

All ages and no cover charge for this cool retro event! Tonight Hot Rod Jukebox plays a number of hit songs from the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. Relax and enjoy the music, or enter a friendly dance contest with prizes for the best John Travolta or Uma Thurman moves! Hot Rod Jukebox will shake the place all evening with rock 'n roll, rockabilly, R&B, and surf tunes of the 1950s and 60s. We'll be treating the entire audience to chocolate birthday cake in honor of our bandleader's birthday. Come on down and join the fun!

Atlas Cafe, 3049 20th Street (at Alabama), San Francisco, (415) 648-1047

Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Atlas Cafe, San Francisco

All ages, no cover! Hot Rod Jukebox returns to our favorite Mission District neighborhood hangout pre-Valentine's Day for a night of rock 'n roll romance!

Atlas Cafe, 3049 20th Street (at Alabama), San Francisco, (415) 648-1047