Registration is open until August 3rd at 12pm EDT!

Also, more blues with Blues Week leading up Sweet Molasses Blues 2017: MezzJelly Blues (NYC) and The Choreo Project.

Important Dates

July 16 – Volunteer signup is closed
July 20 at 12pm – T-shirt pre-orders closed
July 20 at 11:59pm – Housing registration is closed
August 3 at 12:00pm noon – Online registration is closed (full passes, dance passes, a la carte passes, and extras available at the door)
August 5 at lunch time – Competition registration is closed (Open M&M, Advanced M&M, and Choreo)

Weekend Passes

A pre-purchased weekend pass gets you admission to the weekend’s workshops and all evening and late night dances. See the weekend’s schedule for more details. Sunday evening’s BBQ dinner is sold separately.

This year Sweet Molasses Blues is moving towards a sliding scale pricing system! This means that you are encouraged to pay for the highest price that you are able to.

  • Super Community supporter price: ($195) This pass will go a long way towards helping fund dancers who need financial assistance in order to attend the event.
  • Community supporter price: ($170) This pass will help fund dancers who need financial assistance in order to attend the event.
  • Standard price: ($155) This pass is the break-even price for the event. The organizers will break even if every attendee purchases this pass.
  • Subsidized discount price: ($120) This pass offers a subsidized discount for dancers who need financial assistance in order to attend the event.

We want to make this event financially accessible for everyone, and we need your help. By paying a bit more, your generosity allows for more people to come and dance with us! Please take a moment to consider paying the highest price that you can afford for the 2017 edition of Sweet Molasses Blues. You’ll make for a happy community of grateful dancers!

You can also support your blues community by registering as soon as you are able! Registering early helps our organizers plan, make deposits on venues, and keep everything running smoothly months before the event kicks off.

Also, MezzJelly Blues and Sweet Molasses Blues partnered up to provide you with a discount if you register for both events! You can save $25 total if you get full passes to both events. Tell us in the registration form and then we will reimburse you by Paypal after you have paid for both events. See Blues Week for more details.

Dance-Only Passes

  • Community Supporter Dance-Only Pass: ($110)
  • Dance-Only Pass: ($90) This pass will help fund dancers who need financial assistance in order to attend the event.

Purchase at

A La Carte Pricing:

You can purchase admission to individual dances and classes. Check out our venues and our schedule for more info on the weekend’s activities.

And don’t forget to join us on Thursday night for Amy Kucharik and Tiger Moan. Tickets available on “Perks and Extras” section of the open-dance registration page and is not included in with any other pass.

  • Main dances in the evenings:
    • Friday night main dance: $22
    • Saturday night main dance: $28
    • Sunday night main dance: $15
  • Late night dance tickets (only sold at the door):
    • Friday night late night: $15
    • Saturday night late night: $15
    • Sunday night late night: $10
  • Classes $15 (purchased individually, credit card only)

Door Pricing

Want to pay at the door? Here are the options!

  • Full weekend passes at the door:
    • Community supporter price: $170
    • Super Community supporter price: $195
  • Dance passes at the door:
    • Standard dance pass: $90
    • Community supporter dance pass: $110
  • Individual dances: See A La Carte pricing above
  • Classes $15 (purchased individually, credit card only)
  • Thursday night Blues Union dance: $15
  • T-shirts (while available sizes last): $15
  • Sunday soul food dinner (only 20 door passes available, first come first served): $15


Sweet Molasses Blues depends on volunteers to run smoothly. Volunteers are expected to commit to a volunteer shift in return for a discount on their attendance based on time spent volunteering. The deadline to sign up is July 16th. Volunteer shift assignments will be sent out two weeks ahead of time.

Sign up to volunteer here!


Make new friends, save some cash, and build a broader dance community with our housing program!

If you’re a Boston local, please consider hosting some out of town attendees. If you’re coming in from out of town and would like to stay with a local, let us hook you up!

While not guaranteed, Sweet Molasses Blues is proud to have been able to accommodate all interested out-of-town attendees in past years.

More information on housing, including how to offer or request housing, will come at a later date.


Still have questions? Contact us here.