Jazz Babies Island


Join us for another unforgettable afternoon of fantastic fun, dancing, and negativity decimation aboard the Commodore riverboat, as we steam away to Jazz Babies Island featuring:

  • Live musical entertainment by those masters of jazz The Aunt Rubies Sweet Jazz Babies!
  • A wooden dance floor inside the cabin of the Commodore.
  • Complementary refreshments! Supplies will be limited.
  • A raffle with amazing prizes!
  • Beautiful views of Lake Austin!

Any profits will benefit the Hot Rhythm Foundation, a local non-profit organization, which supports early 20th century jazz music and dancing through educational events here in Austin. We hope you will come and join us!

~ Purchase Tickets ~

Our apologies!

We are currently sold out of tickets. Please check our facebook event page incase we are able to release more tickets. Thank you for your support!

~ Photos ~

by Heather Kaplan

~ Maps and Directions ~

Parking is located at:

LCRA Headquarters
3700 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

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The riverboat will be waiting across the street at the LCRA dock. Please arrive promptly at 3:00 PM on October 29th. The boat will leave the dock promptly at 3:15 PM.

~ FAQ ~

  • Who are the Aunt Rubies Sweet Jazz Babies? Where do they come from?

    "Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies is an Austin, Texas based collection of talent and artistry that seeks to embody, in today’s terms, the very essence of the hot jazz and swing music prevalent from the 1910-1940’s. Each Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies performance is a family oriented event filled with dancing, romance, educated humor, and cosmopolitan sophistication. The Babies are not a retrospective, sentimental group that longs for days gone by. Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies is a spontaneous and passionate band that celebrates the sheer joy and treasures of living through song for the enjoyment of everyone." -- arsjb.com

    The Jazz Babies play regularly around Austin. More information can be found at arsjb.com

  • How much does it cost?

    Entrance is $40 in advance and $50 the day of the excursion. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Please include children you plan to bring when you register online, so we may include them in the head count. There is a limited amount of space on the boat. As this is a fundraiser additional donations to the Hot Rhythm Foundation will be graciously accepted and greatly appreciated the day of the event.

  • I noticed you are asking for my credit card on your website. Are you storing my credit card information?

    We use Braintree as our payment processor. Braintree is owned by Paypal. They take credit card processing very seriously. We use the tools that they provide to securely process your credit card information, without ever knowing what you credit card information is. Only Braintree ever sees your credit card information. We only know if the payment was accepted or declined.

  • How can I get news about the event or contact you?

    For news and updates regarding the event please checkout our facebook event page. For information regarding Jazz Babies Island event you can reach us at info@jazzbabiesisland.com. For information regarding Aunt Rubies Sweet Jazz Babies, you can find them at arsjb.com. For information regarding the Hot Rhythm Foundation you can reach us at info@hotrhythmfoundation.org.

  • How do I claim my tickets if I registered online?

    You can claim your tickets at the door with the confirmation email that you received when registering online.

  • When should I get there?

    We recommend that you arrive at 3:00 PM. Please arrive on time, as we will be leaving the dock promptly at 3:15 PM! We expect to arrive back at the dock at around 6:15 PM.

  • What happens if I am late?

    In the event of a sold out boat (which is the norm), if you arrive after 3:15 PM your tickets may be forfeited if there are people waiting on the dock. If you expect to be there by the skin of your nose, the best thing to do is to email us at info@jazzbabiesisland.com to let us know, but we cannot make any guarantees.

  • Will there be refreshments?

    Some complementary refreshments will be available, including popcorn, beverages, and a limited bar. Supplies will be limited.

  • Can I bring my own personal food and beverages?

    You may bring bottles of water and some snacks of your own to eat. We ask that you do not bring your own alcoholic beverages. We have complementary beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on the boat.

  • I won't be able to make, but want to support this event. What can I do?

    Donations to the Hot Rhythm Foundation are graciously accepted and greatly appreciated. Instructions on how to donate can be found on on our website.

  • I bought tickets and realized that I cannot make it. Do you offer refunds?

    Unfortunately no. We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Due to the nature of our organization we cannot offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding.

  • What do I do if it sells out? Can I get a ticket at the dock?

    We do not reserve tickets to sell at the dock. You may show up the day of the event. If there is a no show we will let you on the boat on a first come, first serve basis.

  • What kind of payments do you accept on the dock?

    For tickets, we are able to accept credit cards and cash the day of the excursion. Exact change is appreciated, but not required. You may purchase tickets online until October 28, 2017 12:00 AM CDT.

  • What is the Hot Rhythm Foundation and why do you need a fund raiser?

    The Hot Rhythm Foundation (HRF) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the live jazz music and dancing of the early 20th century. We do this through educational events and community building. Past events include Hot Rhythm Holiday 2012 through 2017 , Views and Brews: Dancing Between Two World Wars , Jazz Babies Island 2012 - 2016, and more. Like all non-profit organizations, we rely on contributions from the community. All profits from Jazz Babies will go be applied directly towards the costs of funding future events. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.