July 2009
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Wednesday 1 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)
Swing Night Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:00pm & 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 2 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
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Sophia Wolff and the Cubs (rockabilly, country, blues)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
$1 suggested donation
Friday 3 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
Chicago SummerDance
Lesley Byers and the Jazz Cats (swing & jazz)
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
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Two new bands - one premiere show!
The Imperials
and
The Midnight Ramblers
The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Suggested donation: $5
The Imperials are:
Eddie Clendening
Patrick Morrow
Matt Brashinger
and
Bill Pekara
The Midnight Ramblers feature musicians from Million Dollar Quartet (a stage show/musical about johnny cash, elvis presley, carl perkins, and jerry lee lewis)
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
Saturday 4 Independence Day
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
Urban Djin (western swing, country, latin) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 5 Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
Taste of Chicago ends Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
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 6 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 7 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
Wednesday 8 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)
Swing Night Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:00pm & 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 9 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 10 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
Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) 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)
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 11 Lindy on the Lake
Live Blues Jam with Big Ray & Chicago's Most Wanted
Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
CD Release Party
The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country) 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 12 Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz)
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
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 13 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
One of Several Fundraisers in Support of Mike Butler...
Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 14 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
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 15 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)
Swing Night Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:00pm & 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 16 The Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Doors open: 6:30pm
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15
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 17 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
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 18 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
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
Sunday 19 Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance
Nancy Hays and The Romance of Dance Orchestra
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
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 20 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 21 The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:30pm
Free lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover
Joel Paterson's Blues Roundup (blues) Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Wednesday 22 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)
Swing Night Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:00pm & 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 23 It's Thurday - Let's Dance!
Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Paul Marinaro (jazz) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
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 24 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
Chicago SummerDance
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, 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
West End Jazz Band (sweet & hot jazz) Portage Theater
4050 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Pre-show music for The Silent Film Society of Chicago 2009 Silent Summer Film Festival [ 2MB ]
Opening Night
7:00pm-8:00pm
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) 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)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 25 Lonnie Brooks (blues) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $15
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
Soup and Swing The Solarium
1245 W Jarvis Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-2:00am
Donation: $5
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)
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 26 Lindy on the Lake Bistro on the Lake
10 E Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 1:00pm-4:00pm
No Cover
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
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 27 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-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 28 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 29 Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz) John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance
Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz)
63rd St Beach Fieldhouse
2140 E Hayes Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Live music and dancing: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
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 Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:00pm & 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 30 It's Thurday - Let's Dance!
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
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 31 Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz) Sears Tower
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
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
Chicago SummerDance
Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz)
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
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) 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
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