Big Band Dance Series

Indy's Swing Dancing and Big Band Venue

For generations, Indianapolis men and women have associated the words “The Indiana Roof” with fond memories of rustling prom dresses, swinging dance bands and romantic waltzes under twinkling Spanish skies.

Teenagers swooned over singing stars like Julius LaRosa in concert and danced the night away at their senior proms in the ‘50s. In keeping with the Roof’s original purpose, we have kept the tradition of big bands and dancing alive by featuring several Big Band Dance events a year.


January 28, 2018: Starlighters Big Band
April 8, 2018: The Ron Smolen Orchestra
June 24, 2018: Lonny Lynn Orchestra
August 26, 2018: Sentimental Journey Dance Band
September 23 2018: Stardusters Orchestra
November 18, 2018: Steve Anthony Orchestra

All dances are on scheduled Sundays, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:00 p.m.) Tickets are $14.00 each. Group discounts are available on the promenade when 10 or more tickets are purchased in advance. A cash bar will be provided. Light refreshments are available for purchase at the bar (cheese and vegetable platters, snack mix and spinach artichoke dip). NO outside food or beverages are allowed. Attire is Business to Formal. Your assigned table number provides reserved seating, so advance ticket purchases are recommended. To download a seating chart and room diagram for the Big Band Dance series please click here.


All tickets are purchased on a first come basis.


Beginning August 1st, 2018, we will no longer be selling Big Band Dance tickets over the phone. You will now need to visit our website and follow the link to purchase all tickets online. This link will be added to the website on August 1st. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestaite to contact us. Thank you for your continued patronage! 

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