Voted "best dance party" in San Francisco, Non Stop Bhangra is a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of Bhangra, a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance. Celebrating 20 years of productions in 2024, it is one of the major platforms in North America for Punjabi music and a staple in the SF Bay Area arts culture. Highlighting the ancestral roots of the Punjabi dance while pushing boundaries with contemporary influences, Non Stop Bhangra is a genre-busting elixir of North Indian Bhangra music and dance, mixed with reggae, hip-hop, and electronica. Featuring dance lessons and dance performances with Dholrhythms Dance Company, an ever evolving and eclectic mix of DJs, live drummers, and guest musicians, it's a treat for the eyes and ears and one-of-a-kind experience only found in the Bay Area.
In addition to curating their own events, the Non Stop Bhangra collective has performed at landmark stages and platforms in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond from museums, performing art centers, festivals, nightclubs, community centers, youth outreach events and more such as Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, Palace of the Fine Arts, de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Kanbar Center For the Performing Arts, Saint Joseph's Arts Society, San Francisco’s renowned Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco City Hall, TedxSF and more.
Teaming up with local non-profits and organizations promoting the arts, Non Stop Bhangra is always focused on helping the greater world community by raising awareness to embrace a more global conscious unity through music and dance.
"Voted Best Overall Dance Party" in The SF Bay Area - SF Bay Guardian
"Voted Best Dance Party in SF" - 7x7 Magazine
"Top 5 things to do in the SF Bay Area" - New York Times
"Non Stop Bhangra is one of the city's most vibrant, cross-cultural and enduring parties" - NBC Bay Area
"Voted Top 5 Global Events" - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"One of the most inspiring on the Bay Area dance floor " - SF Bay Guardian
"Border boundless night-an amazing option for those looking to mix their dance with a cocktail and actually learn something in the process" - SF Weekly
"Voted One of 250 Things to do in SF Before you die" - 7x7 Magazine
"One of the most outrageous parties in SF" - SF Bay Guardian
"Top 20 favorite far-out dance floor destinations" - SF Bay Guardian
NON STOP BHANGRA FOUNDERS
Non Stop Bhangra was founded in 2004 when Dholrhythms Dance Company founders Vicki Virk and Suman Raj teamed up with DJ Jimmy Love with the goal of bringing Bhangra to a wider audience. The first Non Stop Bhangra was hosted to celebrate the one year anniversary of Dholrhythms by providing a dance space for students of Dholrhythms Bhangra classes. Since its inception, Non Stop Bhangra has made this traditional style a serious dance floor craze in San Francisco and grown into a boundless and unique platform for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, express themselves, and dance in a non-competitive and positive environment. NSB is a destination, creating sold out nights and write-ups as one of the best dance floor nights in San Francisco.