The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, July 20, 2012

WEVL's Blues on the Bluff Tomorrow Night!

I have been remiss in failing to remind you about Blues on the Bluff® tomorrow night, July 21.  In addition to being a great party, Blues on the Bluff is an important fundraiser for WEVL, without which there would be no Swing Shift Shuffle.  So come on down to the river for great time and a great cause. 
Bring your chairs and blankets and celebrate 24 years of fun on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in a beautiful, park-like setting.

Giant shady oaks, cool river breeze, fantastic music, the smell of BBQ, cold drinks, and absolutely the best view of the Mississippi in the entire mid-south!

WEVL's 24th Annual Blues on the Bluff® features an outstanding line-up of music: Elmo & The Shades, with original Memphis soul men from Stax and Hi Records; electric blues and rock from Mississippi's Jimbo Mathus and his band The Tri-State Defenders; and North Mississippi Hill Country blues fused with modern sounds from Lightnin' Malcolm with blues icon Junior Kimbrough's grandson Marquell on drums.

Alcoholic* and non-alcoholic drinks sold, plus award-winning BBQ (veggie, too) from Central BBQ. Schlafly Beer is our official beer sponsor. No coolers or pets, please.

Come prepared to bid on dozens of fabulous items in our Silent Auction! WEVL T-shirts, posters, and other merchandise also be sold.

Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. and the party goes on until 11:00. $20 admission at the gate, $10 kids 11 and under. FREE guarded parking. All proceeds go to WEVL FM 89.9.

Visit for more info, directions, and to buy discounted advance tickets through July 20 at 11:59 p.m.

The 24th Annual WEVL Blues on the Bluff® is sponsored in part by FedEx.

*Photo ID required to buy alcoholic drinks

Get your 2012 poster to start or complete your collection this Saturday night. Just $15... or free with your membership donation at Blues on the Bluff®

And...don't forget to vote for WEVL as Best FM Station in the Memphis Flyer Readers Poll. Be sure to read the rules carefully so your ballot isn't disqualified. Deadline to vote is July 29 at 11:59 p.m. Vote now!

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you Saturday night!

WEVL FM 89.9
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