May 2009
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Friday 1 bluesSHOUT! 2009 - The Matthew Skoller Band (blues, roots music) Latin Rhythms
210 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-12:30am
bluesSHOUT! 2009 - After Hours Dance May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-4:00am (Saturday early AM)
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
The Special 20's (chicago blues & west coast swing) The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $7
Blue Line Riders (country, americana, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 2 bluesSHOUT! 2009 - Workshops Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
11:30am-6:30pm
bluesSHOUT! 2009 - Nick Moss and the Flip Tops (blues) The Grand Ballroom
6351 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-12:30am
bluesSHOUT! 2009 - Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-4:00am (Sunday early AM)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
WCS Lesson: 8:00pm
WCS DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 3 bluesSHOUT! 2009 - Workshops Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
11:30am-5:35pm
bluesSHOUT! 2009 - Graná Louise (blues) Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:45pm
bluesSHOUT! 2009 - After Hours Dance May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
12:30am-5:00am (Monday early AM)
Jimmy Sutton and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 4 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:00am
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm: Frankie95 Worldwide Choreography Lesson
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 5 Cinco de Mayo
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Wednesday 6 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Show: 7:30pm-11:00pm
9:00pm: Frankie95 Worldwide Choreography Lesson
Cover: $10
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 7 Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Jimmy Sutton and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
$1 suggested donation
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 8 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly, country, folk rock)
with The Del Moroccos (r&b, rock, rockabilly)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15 ($12 in advance)
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-8:45pm: Lessons (beg. swing upstairs, hand-to-hand charleston downstairs)
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Shoreland Dorm
5454 S Shore Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 9 Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly, country, folk rock) Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Kids Show: 11:00am
Cover: $15
Northwestern University Community Jazz Program Big Bands Louis Room @
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $8
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
The True Historians (country, americana, rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 10 Mother's Day
Jimmy Sutton and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 11 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:00am
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 12 Speak Easy Swing (swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 13 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Show: 7:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30
Cover: $10
Thursday 14 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 15 Norma Miller Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Norma Miller Lecture and Q & A: 8:00pm-9:30pm
Dancing: 9:30pm-Midnight
Cost: $15 ($13 in advance)
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Gina Knight Orchestra (bluesy swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Music: 8:30pm
GKO: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Shoreland Dorm
5454 S Shore Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 16 Be-Bop Battlin' Ball
The Magnificents (original 1950's doo-wop)
Eddie Clendening (rockabilly, country, pop)
Nick Willett
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll)
Sophia Wolff and the Cubs (rockabilly, country, blues)
Hubcaps
4663 Ruby St
Schiller Park, IL (map)
8:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $18
Galaxie Nite with The Uptown Strings (jazz, swing, acoustic) Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15 donation
The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
WCS Lesson: 8:00pm
WCS DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 17 Getting Schooled @ Willowbrook Ballroom Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Galaxie Chicago @ Willowbrook Ballroom:
Int/Adv Swing: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tandem Charleston: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Cost: $25 per class, or $40 for the full day.
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 18 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:00am
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 19 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Wednesday 20 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Rob Parton's JazzTech Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 21 Red Rose Ragtime Band (ragtime) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm (in the SideBar)
Cover: $10
Gypsy Jazz Jam Session with Alfonso Ponticelli Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Live Music Jam & Dancing
$5 suggested donation
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 22 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Java Jive with:
Solomon Douglas (jazz, blues)
Chicago Swing Dance Society
Shoreland Dorm
5454 S Shore Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Live Music: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10 ($5 w/UCID)
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $8
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 23 The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $8
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 24 Sunday Night Swing - In Memory of Frankie Manning - with: The Swing Tempo Band Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Live Music: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
Jimmy Sutton and his Rock 'n' Roll Guitar (rockabilly, r&b, blues) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 25 Memorial Day
National Tap Dance Day
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz with: Solomon Douglas (jazz, blues) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 ($8 before 10:00pm)
Tuesday 26 The Special 20's (chicago blues & west coast swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Shim Sham Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $30
Dips and Tricks Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $30
Wednesday 27 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Swing II Revue Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $30
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30
Cover: $10
Thursday 28 Lindy II Revue Workshop Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $30
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 29 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Ruby Ann (rockabilly, country, rock) Ventrella's
4947 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Suggested Donation: $5
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Bluetopia American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm-9:00pm (blues dancing)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 30 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Swing Dancing First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 31 Mulligan Mosaics (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
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