LIVE MUSIC with Missy & Heine Andersen!

September 23, 2017: We’re having a live music celebration featuring local musicians Missy Andersen & Heine Andersen on the half-anniversary of Blue Note!

Always 100% FREE for blues musicians, in order to promote a better understanding of the history and culture of the blues amongst dancers. All ages welcome.


Presale is open until Friday, September 15th. Save an additional $5 ($15 total) when purchased with tickets to What is the Blues: Musicology Lecture with Sarah Hankins & Matthew Blackmar that evening. That’s a 2.5 lecture + practice and 3 hours live music for only $25! Optionally, add on the 1-hour lesson for $5.

Lecture + Live Music Live Music Only
($1 credit card fee included)

Tell your friends – tell everybody!

Don’t want to pay credit card fees?

  • You can pay Elizabeth, Christopher or Pavel in cash at any Firehouse Swing or Blue Note event from now till September 15th, or
  • Venmo to with your name(s) (first and last) and the ticket you’re purchasing (lesson + dance or dance-only)


  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Lesson: 8:00pm till 9:00pm • $5
  • Dancing: 9:00pm till midnight • $20 regular / $15 presale or full-time students (with valid ID)
  • Location: Party Fitness Studio • 4659 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CA 92120
  • Cash preferred at the door. $1 fee (per person) for credit cards.
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If you enjoy dancing the blues or would like to learn more about it, please join us! Or, if you’re simply a lover of good music, come out!

Band Break DJ

Elizabeth Kilrain

We are looking for more DJs! Please look over the DJ requirements and apply!

Food / Beverages

Tables are unreserved.

Light food (veggies, dip, cheeses, meats) and water will be provided, and sodas will be available for sale as well as limited beer and wine.


A 1-hour lesson will be offered at 8pm, before the live music begins. Lesson topics are always all-levels and feature rotating topics that introduce not just the movements but help you understand the music and the context as well.

Please invite your friends and join us at 8pm! Each month we will tie the lesson topics for First Monday Blues Lab, the blues room at The Firehouse Swing Dance, and Blue Note together, so it is in your best interest to attend them all, though drop-ins are always welcome.

About Missy Andersen

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in New York City, multiple award nominee, Missy Andersen is a dynamic and one-of-a-kind soul blues singer. Her sophomore album, In the Moment, received great reviews and ended the year on Living Blues Top 50 of 2014. She and her guitar player/bandleader/husband, Heine, maintain a busy schedule performing with her band and as a duo. The tenacious twosome’s music is noted as displaying “a musical maturity that is as entertaining as it is compelling” by PBS Australia and “the real deal” by Washington Blues Society.

A nominee of the prestigious Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2015 and 2016 as well as two-time Blues Blast Music Awards nominee, Missy was voted Best New Artist-Female in 2009 by Real Blues Magazine and her self-titled CD, Missy Andersen, also won Best Debut Album-Female that same year.


Party Fitness Studio (4659 Mission Gorge Pl, San Diego, CA 92120) is located just minutes from the I-8 freeway and San Diego State University.

As usual, we ask that you respect the space. Please make sure your shoes are non-marking and CLEAN so that you do not bring in debris from outside and mark the lovely floors! No spiked/narrow heels, please.

Etiquette / Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct / Grievance Policy

In order to ensure that this event is safe, comfortable, and fun for everybody, please take a moment to read our etiquette page. By attending any Blue Note event, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by our Code of Conduct / Grievance Policy.

Help Out

Staffing, DJing, and volunteering opportunities are available. All staff and DJs will be paid, as we believe that you should be compensated for your work. All volunteers will receive free admission to the dance with one hour of work. For more information, please visit our volunteering page and email (staff/volunteers) or apply after reading the requirements.

Terms & Conditions

Full Terms & Conditions.

Because of the size and nature of the event, we will not be able to refund registration fees if you are unable to attend. If you pay and are unable to make the event, you may transfer your registration to someone else.