ST. LOUIS, M (KTVI) – The Casa Loma Ballroom is celebrating their 85th anniversary. Festivities for the year-long celebration will begin on Friday, September 7. The evening will begin in classic Casa Loma fashion, with doors opening at 7:00 pm, and free dance lessons from 7:15 to 8 p.m., when the Original Knights of Swing take the stage.
Pat Brannon, the owner of the historic venue, says the highlight of the evening will be the cutting of a grand birthday cake at 9:15 p.m., followed by a special dance featuring St. Louis celebrities and dignitaries who will take to the Casa Loma's 5,000 square-foot "floating dance floor" as the band plays W.C. Handy's classic St. Louis Blues.
The evening will conclude with an international flavor, as a DJ spins Latin dance music from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The ballroom opened on September 7, 1927.
Admission is $10 with a $2 surcharge for patrons under the age of 21. Free parking will be available along the newly lighted and landscaped Cherokee Street, with paid parking in two private lots next to the Casa Loma entrance.
Casa Loma's 85th Anniversary
3354 Iowa Avenue
Friday, September 7