Welcome!

Polish your shoes and get your mojo working. We can’t wait to welcome you to our city, full of history, character and sunshine!!

Join us for 3 days of dance and good music →

Programme

Live Bands

Hoppers Swing Band

Hoppers Swing Band is an ensemble of jazz musicians from Porto who brighten up the dancing nights of the city playing swing and blues themes. At PBx they will present an all Blues repertoire interpreting old times standards.

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Hoppers Swing Band

Peter Storm & the Blues Society pay a tribute to Blues by interpreting themes from a variety of styles, from great musicians such as Corey Harris, James Harman, Buddy Guy, BB King, John Lee Hooker, Tommy Tucker and Magic Slim, among others.

This energetic trio is composed by José Reis (Bass) and Jorge Oliveira (Drums), two experienced musicians who have been part of several renowned Portuguese Blues bands, and Pedro Fidalgo (Voice, Guitars and Harmonica) a young and talented musician with a powerful and deep voice. PSBS blends two generations of musicians with the same passion for Blues. Be ready to shake your bones till dawn!

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Disc Jockeys

DJ Paulo

Paulo Azevedo is the heart and soul of the regular Blues dancing nights of Porto, the monthly Juke Joints. He has an eclectic taste with a passion for jazz blues and holds an amazing collection of vinyl records that will surely delight you all.

DJ Bernardo

Bernardo Barra is a musician, one of the main DJs of the Swing and Blues scene of Porto and a Blues dance addict. He will keep the dance floor alive with both irresistible shuffle and Latin blues rhythms and mellow juicy jazz tunes.

DJ Joe

João Guedes (Joe) is a renowned DJ who has been spinning Swing and Blues since 2003 in the main dancing venues of Porto, Lisbon, Vigo and Barcelona. He loves the lively rhythm of Chicago Blues but can also drag the dancers through slow and heartfelt themes.

DJ Marta Martinho

Marta Martinho is a dancer who loves to predict and to be surprised by music. She plays all kinds of Blues with the purpose of seeing the result on the dance floor. From those tunes that you know so well to the ones that make you wonder how you never heard of them before, Marta will surely inspire your dance style.

Ilusionismo con Desgarbo

Carlos Tomico

With great music and dance in an enchanted setting, this event is surely going to be magical. But what about some actual magic? Oh, right, we’ll have that too!...

Carlos Tomico from Galicia will be hosting the nights at Talisman and cast a spell on us with his art of illusion.

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Full Programme

To view all the things happening during the 3 days of the exchange, please download the full programme.

Venue

Talisman

Talisman is the amazing venue we got for our 3 nights of dance. This is also a restaurant, where the Saturday dinner will be held. No need to search for a table in the city, looking for nice company to eat or wonder how to reach the dance venue; it’s all on the same fabulous place!

There’s an intimate atmosphere in this centenarian building, full of elegant details and distinctive architecture - right in the center of Porto night life!

  Rua de José Falcão 199, Porto

Tickets

We will only sell online full passes (Friday, Saturday and Sunday parties) with a tier system for registration. And because it’s not so fun if you’re standing all night watching others dancing we’ll keep an eye on the leads/follows balance. So if you will be mostly following during the social dancing, register as a follower and if you will mostly lead, register as a leader (even though you can switch dancing roles sometimes).

Tier 1 €40

Juke Joint addict

The first 15 followers and 15 leads to register will get these tickets. These passes will be on sale for no longer than three weeks from the opening of registrations.

Tier 2 €45

Can’t stop dancing the Blues

The next set of 30 passes (yes, 15 follows and 15 leads). These passes will be on sale for no longer than two weeks after the closing of Tier 1.

Tier 3 €50

Is that Blues I hear?

If you don’t catch the first 60 tickets with a special price (Tiers 1 & 2) you’ll pay full price for the event.

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What PBx has to offer

    3 nights of parties, an intimate atmosphere in a centenarian building, right at the heart of the city.

    2 live bands and 4 DJs including a vinyl only set.

    Day-time activities to get to know the beautiful city of Porto and your fellow dancers from around the world, from sunrise and sunset blues, city tours, wine tastings, world dance day celebration and more!

    Stay tuned to this space for more info.

And more...

Dinner on Saturday (in the venue)

€16

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Porto Blues Exchange Terms and Conditions

All bookings for Porto Blues Exchange (hereinafter designated as PBX) are accepted on the basis of these Terms and Conditions. By proceeding with the booking of this event you understand and agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to this document you will not be able to attend the Exchange.

  1. Payment terms

    By registering for PBX each attendee is expected to pay the adequate fee within one week (7 days) after receiving the confirmation e-mail with the information required to proceed with the payment. If the payment is not done within this period the registration will be cancelled to make room for other participants. All bank transfer fees must be paid by the attendee.

  2. Refund policy

    We do not offer refunds on tickets. However, if you have purchased a ticket and can no longer attend we accept the transfer of your ticket to another person with the same dance role (leader to leader / follower to follower). To transfer your ticket we must receive a written request to info@porto-blues-exchange.pt at least one week (7 days) before the event. Please include the following information in your email:

    • Your name
    • The name of the person you are transferring the ticket to
    • E-mail address of the person you are transferring the ticket to
    • Dance role (are you registered as a follower or as a leader)

  3. Injuries and thefts

    PBX organisers will not be held responsible for any physical injuries, or damages to / thefts of private property that might occur during PBX.

  4. Admission

    PBX organisers, staff, volunteers and attendees have the right to work and dance in a safe and non-threatening environment. We reserve the right to refuse admission and/or contact with any person who displays verbal, physical and/or threatening behaviour towards our organisers, staff, volunteers and to other attendees.

    PBX reserves the right to turn down registrations or refuse entry to any part of the event.

  5. Code of conduct

    All individuals attending PBX have the right to enjoy dancing in a safe and enjoyable environment where appropriate social behaviour is expected. We reserve the right to ask any person who displays inappropriate behaviour towards our attendees to leave the event.

    The PBX attendees are bound to behave in accordance with the general rules of conduct and with the existing Portuguese laws. In case of transgression you will be in the jurisdiction of the Portuguese competent authorities.

  6. Changes

    PBX organisers reserve the right to make any changes to the programme (events, time, location), venues and prices if necessary. Please check regularly our website, and Facebook page and event for updates.

  7. Filming and Photography

    The PBX will be documented with photographs and film footage. The attendees agree that they can be photographed or filmed, and that these photographs and video footage can be used for PBX promotional purposes. Any recordings (film, digital media, photographs or video) remain the copyright/property of PBX and may be used by them at any time and in any kind of media (radio, television, newspapers, magazines and the Internet).

  8. Valid law and jurisdiction

    The Porto Court (Tribunal de Comarca do Porto) is competent for all disputes between the PBX attendees and PBX organisers according to the Portuguese law.

City

Having a blues exchange in a city you’ve never visited before is a great reason for you to come to PBX, but we are going to give you a couple more hints on why you should come and have a good time dancing with us.

A bit of geography and history...

Portugal is a seaside country with a bit of latin blood. We are used to cosy temperatures, sunny days and not that rainy winters. Even though it is a small country it has something for every taste - from beautiful sunsets on the beach to lovely forests and hills; from picturesque small villages to big metropolitan cities; from warm summer days to snowy kind of winters… Portugal has it all!

Porto, the northern capital, is the 2nd biggest city in Portugal and it’s surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, rio Douro (golden river) on the south, friendly nature hills on the east and picturesque fish villages on the north. Porto is in many aspects a big city with a lively cultural, artistic and social life, even though the city centre is relatively small so you can easily walk around. Porto has many beautiful monuments that inspired movies and books, delicious food with some specialities that you can’t miss and friendly people just around the corner willing to help you.

We do want to keep a bit of suspense so we won’t tell you all about our city right now. But we are thrilled to welcome you and tell you more during your visit to Porto.

Come and dance with us!

Obrigado
(ˌobɾiˈɡadu)
Means "thank you" in portuguese.

How to get here

A very useful website for planning your trip, which considers all means of transportation is: www.rome2rio.com

If you are coming by plane, to get from the airport to the city center is very easy: you can take the metro.

How to get around

In the city center, the best way to move around is just walking. You can also use the metro, bus or tram to get around.

Need more info? Contact us

Get in touch with us using the email address below or by reaching out via facebook.

info@porto-blues-exchange.pt

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