Sundance Stompede Events

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Event Schedule

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Main Dance Events

Sundance Stompede line dancers

Thursday, October 19
• 6:30–11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco

Get a head start on the weekend with the Kick-Off Dance at Sundance Saloon. Beginning two-step lesson and advanced waltz lesson 7:00–7:40, line dance lesson 7:40–8:00, and then open dancing until closing. And in the Cocoa Room, west coast swing dancing with Johnny Quarto-vonTivadar 8:00 pm until closing.

$12 admission at the door.


Friday, October 20
• 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn • 1500 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco! Get ready for a magical night with our huge dance party at the host hotel, the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn. We'll have some exhibition performances early in the evening. Then wander among three different rooms of dancing: our usual mix of country-western dancing in the Ballroom (8:30 pm-1:00 am), line dancing in the Gold Rush Room (9:00 pm-midnight) and west coast swing in the Redwood Room (9:00 pm-late).

$35 admission at the door.


Saturday, October 21
• 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
The Regency Center • 1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Ty Herndon

It's the 20th anniversary of this LGBT+ gala benefit country-western dance, the largest annual event of its kind anywhere! Exhibition dance performances, entertainment, country-western dancing in two rooms of the gorgeous Regency Center, with hundreds of cowfolks from all over the country and beyond. Plus fundraising with silent auction and raffle to benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund, Center for Immigrant Protection, and Sundance Association.

Featuring special guest star Ty Herndon, Grammy-nominated country recording artist with 20 Billboard-charted singles and three #1 hits.

$60 admission at the door.
$50 in advance

Advance single-event tickets for Hoedown 2017 are now available on-line.


Sunday, October 22
• 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Sundance Saloon • 550 Barneveld Ave., San Francisco

Sunday is always a huge night out in San Francisco! You'll get so caught up in the energy, you'll forget all about your aching feet 'til you limp out the door at the end. From 5:00 to 7:00 pm we'll have a two-hour line dance marathon, while in the Cocoa Room it's beginning two-step and shadow dance lessons. Then it's open country-western dancing until 11:00 pm, taking time out for a Pat-and-Chris (a.k.a. Jack-and-Jill) dance contest. The Cocoa Room features line dancing and west coast swing.

$12 admission at the door

Social (and other) Events

VIP Welcome Reception

The Stompede is not just about dancing. It's about making connections. Enjoy some of our social events, where you'll find it easy to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 • 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join Dave Hayes and friends at San Francisco's Original Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactury and Soda Fountain at this informal gathering for some great ice cream and camaraderie. Meet up at the ice cream shop located at 900 North Point Street. All are welcome.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A special party to honor all those who have contributed to the creation of the Sundance Stompede – including our host sponsors, business sponsors, volunteers, instructors, entertainers, and exhibition dancers. Sponsored by Barefoot Cellars.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 • 1:00 am – 3:00 am

The dancing's ended, but it's not time to go to bed. Come to the after-hours party at the Stompede Hospitality Suite at the host hotel.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 • 4:15pm – 6:15 pm

Back by popular demand, the Boots Only Ball is a nudist country-western tea dance that will be held in the Gold Rush room of the Holiday Inn. Everyone is welcome: all genders, all shapes, all sizes. Everyone is beautiful when they're dancing! Admission is $10 for non-registrants, with a free and required clothes-check.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 • 5:30 – 7:00 pm

A perennial favorite, our casual gathering of women and trans Stompeders at the Stompede Hospitality Suite. Hosted by Texas Rose. Stompede registration or Hoedown ticket required.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 • 1:00 am – 3:00 am

Will it be wild or mild? Come to the after-hours party at the Stompede Hospitality Suite at the host hotel and find out!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22 • 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We'll have our optional brunch buffet on Sunday morning! Enjoy the company of your fellow Stompeders as you enjoy a fabulous feast of eggs, breakfast meats, french toast, fruit, coffee and tea, and all the usual breakfast fixin's. (Workshops begin at 11:00 am.)

  • Advance purchase required. Sign in to your Stompede account; choose "A La Carte" options.
  • $20 inclusive of tax and service
  • Purchase option available when you register for the Stompede or separately