MARCH 4th, 2017

Shindig Mafia's Mardi Gras Masquerade


Nashville’s only turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras Masquerade in an 1840s mansion, featuring authentic New Orleans Hot Jazz.

DECEMBER 31, 2015 

THE ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE SOIREE AT THE STANDARD


Each year beneath the gilded chandeliers of The Standard’s grand ballroom, Shindig Mafia invites you to welcome the New Year in roaring fashion. Elegance and revelry go hand-in-hand as this magnificent 1840’s townhome sets the stage for a night of champagne, live music, and dancing.

This year's attendance doubled as The New Year's Eve Soiree At The Standard quickly became known as the classiest, most exclusive, and friendliest way to celebrate the new year in historic Nashville, besides being a welcome alternative to getting lost in the 150,000 person throng on Lower Broadway. 
Particularly magical this year was the recognition of the NYE birthdays of identical twins and the unforgettable, spontaneous wedding proposal on the dance floor!

The Willies, veterans of the American underground and the embodiment of the rough and tumble legacy of 1920’s swing and blues, kept everyone dancing until midnight.

NOVEMBER 7, 2015 - THE ANNUAL USO BIG BAND BASH


This November Shindig Mafia throws its biggest party to date, transporting you to one of America's most iconic eras. Show off your best World War II attire while you dance among 170 historic automobiles to the brassy sound of The Willies.  In the spirit of the era all ticket sales will be supporting the mission of the USO locally, including a silent auction, featuring Justin Timberlake's personally donated 2015 CMA performance guitar.  The USO’s support of the families and morale of US soldiers has always been synonymous with the legacy of the 1940s. Let’s make history together.

DECEMBER 31, 2017 

THE ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE SOIREE AT THE STANDARD


Each year beneath the gilded chandeliers of The Standard’s grand ballroom, Shindig Mafia invites you to welcome the New Year in roaring fashion. Elegance and revelry go hand-in-hand as this magnificent 1840’s townhome sets the stage for a night of champagne, live music, and dancing.



DECEMBER 31st, 2016

Shindig Mafia's New Year's Eve Soirée


Our third annual New Year's Eve party sold out at 300 revelers!   The Standard, an 180 year old mansion, transported everyone to the turn of the 19th century and the height of the jazz age.  The Willies, dressed in tuxes and gowns, were equal parts classy and rowdy, keeping feet stomping nonstop to "Minnie the Moocher" and "Auld Lang Syne."  If you want to attend the classiest (and rowdiest) New Year's Eve party in the South, we'll see you next year.

NOVEMBER  12, 2016 - 2nd Annual USO Big Band Bash

The Big Band Bash returns!
Our band that rocked our socks off last year is back to do it again! The Willies is ridiculously entertaining with insane energy that will leave your toes tapping. 
The silent auction has unique and incredible items that will tempt everyone and delight their lucky winner. Come prepared to do some holiday shopping!
We'll have photo opportunities that you cannot get anywhere else! So come dressed to impress - and take the opportunity to dress in 1940s fashion if you'd like!  There will be food and drinks and so much dancing! This is a swinging good time!  The USO Big Band Bash is presented by Delta Air Lines!

OCTOBER 26, 2017 

SPEAKEASY MASQUERADE


Underneath the mask, you can be whoever you wish. Therein lies the allure of any clandestine affair. Shindig Mafia invites you to Speakeasy Masquerade, to dine and to indulge in crafty concoctions that just may reveal your true identity. 
Much to our anticipation, Brotha Ric returns to the stage, literally taking one-man blues to a whole new level. Once he kicks off the set, you won't be able to sit still the rest of the night, of that much we can assure you. 
This is the Halloween soirée socialites wait for all year, and if you can make it past the hidden entrance you'll see why. 

NOVEMBER 11, 2017 

THE 3rd ANNUAL USO BIG BAND BASH


Every November Shindig Mafia throws its biggest party to date, transporting you to one of America's most iconic eras. Show off your best World War II attire while you dance among 170 historic automobiles to the brassy sound of The Willies.  In the spirit of the era all ticket sales support the mission of the USO locally, including a silent auction.  The USO’s support of the families and morale of US soldiers has always been synonymous with the legacy of the 1940s. Let’s make history together.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 - THE HUSH HUSH . . .


Shhh! . . . Shindig Mafia invites you to our Hideout for our most secretive party yet. You can invite guests, but the mafia can spot an undercover agent from a mile away, so don’t take any chances.
Drink moonshine to the music of the Moonshine Rhythm Club.  Oh, and don’t forget to check your coat . . .

NOVEMBER 15, 2014 -  SATURDAY SWING WITH THE GNARLY PARKERS


Sponsored by ShindigMafia, "Saturday Swing with the Gnarly Parkers" is the best new dance in town! Enjoy a relaxed swing dance night in hip East Nashville with incredible live music geared for dancers. Lookout for games and prizes between sets DJ'd and emceed by the wondrously talented and beautiful JENNA APPLEGARTH. Let's show the Gnarly Parkers the same love they showed us at Speakeasy Swing and make this an unforgettable event!

AUGUST 23, 2015 - SPEAKEASY BLUES AT SKULL'S RAINBOW ROOM


From the outfit that brought you the infamous Speakeasy Swing parties comes Shindig Mafia’s first ever SPEAKEASY BLUES!
Make your way down shadowy Printer’s Alley, whisper the password, and experience a night of fine dining, craft cocktails, live music, blues dancing, and burlesque.
In 1948 Skull’s Rainbow Room opened in Nashville’s notorious Men’s Quarter, filled with gambling, women, and booze. Recently reopened after 17 years, this authentic speakeasy returns with the allure of fine dining and artisan cocktails.

DECEMBER 31, 2014

THE ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE SOIREE AT THE STANDARD


Beneath the gilded chandeliers of The Standard’s grand ballroom, you’ve been invited to welcome the New Year in roaring fashion. Elegance and revelry go hand in hand as this magnificent 1840’s townhome sets the stage for a night of champagne, live music, and dancing.
For your entertainment, we offer you The Willies, veterans of the American underground and the embodiment of the rough and tumble legacy of 1920’s swing and blues.
For your pleasure, champagne flows freely till midnight and is paired perfectly with the succulent dessert bar and eventual breakfast bar through the earliest hours of the New Year.
And for kicks, join us at 8:00 pm to learn the moves created by swing royalty and which propelled the decedent and rebellious socialites of the glorious 1920’s. 

DECEMBER 11, 2014 - HOLIDAY SWING & SPIRITS AT 217 CREATIVE


If you loved "Speakeasy Swing!" then you won't want to miss Shindig Mafia's first ever "Holiday Swing & Spirits!" a 1940's theme'd dance. We've chosen an historic space from 1890, newly renovated with a vast wooden floor for you to swing out to live music! So get in the holiday spirit, drink some spirits, and make this event your favorite party all year!

NOVEMBER 2, 2014 - SPEAKEASY SWING AT THE STANDARD


Dress your best, whisper the secret password, and be transported to the Jazz-age while you dance to the live music of The Gnarly Parkers! 
Nashville's oldest private club, The Standard, has invited the city's dancers to this exclusive event! Built in 1843, The Standard is the only grand townhouse remaining in downtown Nashville. For over 100 years Nashville's most prominent citizens have networked here. 
So flaunt your flappers and boas, or sport your suspenders and bow ties, and participate in the first dance of its kind in Nashville!

SPEAKEASY SWING, our weekly vintage swing dance featuring live bands, is postponed as we search for a new venue.  We are proud of 25 straight weeks collaborating with Rudy's Jazz Room.  It attracted the best swing dancers locally and nationally.  We are looking forward to continuing this popular night as soon as possible!


MARCH 11th, 2017 - OCTOBER 19, 2017

Speakeasy Swing at Rudy's (Every Thursday)​


Thursdays are the new best-night-out at Nashville’s only jazz club! Featuring 1930s-1940s live music. Vintage swing dancing. Swanky ladies and gents. Tipsy cocktails. And a New Orleans inspired menu to match. Carpe noctem!

OCTOBER 29, 2016, SPEAKEASY MASQUERADE

Underneath the mask, you can be whoever you wish. Therein lies the allure of any clandestine affair. Shindig Mafia invites you to Speakeasy Masquerade, to dine and to indulge in crafty concoctions that just may reveal your true identity. 
Much to our anticipation, Brotha Ric returns to the stage, literally taking one-man blues to a whole new level. Once he kicks off the set, you won't be able to sit still the rest of the night, of that much we can assure you. 
This is the Halloween soirée socialites wait for all year, and if you can make it past the hidden entrance you'll see why. 

We throw badass parties.  Carpe noctem.

NOVEMBER 1, 2015 - ​THE MASQUERADE AT SKULL'S


Back by popular demand, Shindig Mafia returns to Skull's to celebrate its 1-year anniversary, a Day of the Dead among the liveliest of the living. The Mafia invites you in for dinner and drinks, cleaning out the cobwebs to a DJed set of minimalistic neo-soul artists such as Banks, James Blake, and The Weeknd. For one night, Shindig Mafia is taking a step back from Prohibition, toasting the future with a modern masquerade.

This Halloween weekend, let your mask bring out your inner villain... 
Let's get weird at the haunted Rainbow Room. 

NOVEMBER 09, 2017 

FRIENDSGIVING DANCE PARTY


We wanted to have a good ol'fashioned house party, but no one has a living room big enough to host our big Mafia family. HAHAHA So, we did the next best thing. Katti Foster has generously allowed us access to her awesome studio.... which happens to have a massive open dance floor. 

This is a private event. We are only inviting members of the Shindig Mafia. However, if you would like to invite your friends (aka future Mafia members), be our guest!

FEBRUARY 28, 2016 - SPEAKEASY BLUES RETURNS!


We are honored to have The Kirabelle Band for Shindig Mafia’s second SPEAKEASY BLUES!
Make your way down shadowy Printer’s Alley, whisper the password, and experience a night of fine dining, craft cocktails, live music, blues dancing, and burlesque.
In 1948 Skull’s Rainbow Room opened in Nashville’s notorious Men’s Quarter, filled with gambling, women, and booze. Recently reopened after 17 years, this authentic speakeasy returns with the allure of fine dining and artisan cocktails.

Shindig Mafia

DECEMBER 5, 2015 - ​THE ANNUAL NASHVILLE SHAKEDOWN!


Shindig Mafia presents its first ever cocktail festival: The Nashville Shakedown!

Join us every December 5th as we celebrate the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Take a step back in time as we revert historic Marathon Village to its dark yet alluring past. From the Grand Tasting Village to the Repeal Day Speakeasy, we’ll be shaking it up to craft cocktails, live music, vintage fashion and dancing.

The Era of Glamour is here, ladies and gentlemen, so dress your best and come ready to experience Roaring Nashville like you’ve never seen.

Prohibition is dead all over again. We’ll drink to that.

OCTOBER 30, 2016 - Secret Dance at The Old Stillhouse

By invitation only, The Mafia wants to enjoy the last of the fall colors with our closest friends in a secret, intimate setting while the Moonshine Rhythm Club treats us to an acoustic set in a dance location like none other. So let's trespass and swing bomb the woods together.