PACE RUBADEAU’s 4th time hosting the Portland Lindy Exchange, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the encore collaboration. As frontman and muted trumpet player for trad jazz outfit Inspirational Beets, the band helped expand awareness for swing dance via venues both small and significant. The gents have parted ways, but the diverse community that welcomed them in has only grown stronger.

Stumptown Speakeasy at the Crystal Ballroom, vintage field-trips on the Portland Spirit, and arranging a grand soiree at Melody Ballroom to mark the Oregon debut of New Orleans’ own Tuba Skinny are just a handful of the productions Pace has orchestrated with support from an important scene.

While currently living in Bellingham, where he works as booking and events coordinator for the historic Majestic on North Forest, Pace looks forward to spending time with the city and people that started it all.