June 2009
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Monday 1 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge Quintet (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 2 Million Dollar Quartet (a stage show/musical about johnny cash, elvis presley, carl perkins, and jerry lee lewis) Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
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 3 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
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 4 Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Ruby Ann (rockabilly, country, rock)
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 5 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
Carl Sonny Leyland (boogie woogie piano) meets Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing)
CD Release Party
The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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 (swing, or 20s charleston)
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
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 6 The Galaxie Garage Sale with Dueling Pianos: Carl Sonny Leyland (boogie woogie piano) and Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues) Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00am-3:00pm
Dueling Pianos & dancing starts up at 12:30pm; with food on the grill...
No Cover
Carl Sonny Leyland (boogie woogie piano) meets Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing)
CD Release Party
The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:00am
Cover: $12
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 7 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 8 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge Quintet (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 9 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 10 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
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 11 Chicago SummerDance begins Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
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 12 Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
CUBE (2009)
Chicago SummerDance
The Gina Knight Orchestra (bluesy swing)
Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm
No Cover
Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) 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 13 Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
CUBE (2009)
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) 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 14 Flag Day
Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
CUBE (2009)
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 15 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge Quintet (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 16 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
CD Release Party
Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Wednesday 17 The Special 20's (blues) NBC Tower
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Dancing outside
20'x20' wood floor
Full band plus horn sectin
(indoors, in case of rain)
Show: 11:30am-1:30pm
No Cover
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
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 18 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
Kim Lenz (rockabilly) plus
Pearls Mahone and The OneEyed Jacks (rockabilly, roots music, country)
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
$15 ($13 in advance)
Friday 19 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
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 20 Chicago SummerDance
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing)
Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm
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 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 21 Summer Solstice 12:46 AM CDT
Father's Day
Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing)
Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Live music and dancing: 5:00pm-7:00pm
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
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 22 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge Quintet (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 23 The Special 20's (blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Fulton Lounge
955 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Lesson: $5, Show: No Cover
Wednesday 24 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
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 25 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Square
4731 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-9:30pm
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing)
Woodbox Gang (acoustic, punk, country)
C&E Jug Band
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8
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
Killer Diller Record Hop Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 26 Taste of Chicago begins Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
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
Ruby Ann (rockabilly, country, rock) Ventrella's
4947 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Suggested Donation: $5
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dancing)
DJ: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 27 Chicago SummerDance
Swing Nouveau (high energy 30s, 40s, and 50s jump swing)
Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm
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
Galaxie Nite Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8 donation
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 28 Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
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 29 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Yoko Noge Quintet (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 30 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
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