September 2009
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Tuesday 1 The Special 20's (blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Free Lesson: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:45pm
No Cover
Wednesday 2 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
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
Thursday 3 Benny Goodman Centennial Celebration with: Chicago Jazz Ensemble (big band jazz) Pritzker Pavilion
Millennium Park
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-8:30pm
No Cover
Gypsy Jazz Jam Session with Adam Haus Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-11:30pm
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
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Haunted Hearts (rockabilly, country, trance)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
$1 suggested donation
Friday 4 Chicago Jazz Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Paul Marinaro (jazz) Willis 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
Big Beat Jivin' Jamboree (1950's Rock & Roll Dance Party)
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll)
VFW Post 2801
39 E St Charles Rd
Villa Park, IL (map)
DJ: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Lesson: 8:30pm
Cover: $8
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
The League of International Party Girls presents: Drink 'N Jive The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-10:00pm (jive, bop, stroll)
DJs: 10:00pm-2:00am
Suggested donation: $5
Saturday 5 Chicago Jazz Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues) John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
2:00pm-3:30pm
No Cover
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
Sunday 6 Chicago Jazz Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
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)
Thomas Gunther Trio (swinging jazz) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Music: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12
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 7 Labor Day
Deke Dickerson (rockabilly, country, surf) with Jimmy Sutton and Joel Paterson Schubas Tavern
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
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 8 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Free Lesson: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:45pm
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 9 Paul Marinaro (jazz) John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
Salty Dogs Jazz Band (1920s traditional jazz) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Cover: $5
Imelda May (rock, blues, rockabilly)
with Pearls Mahone and The OneEyed Jacks (rockabilly, roots music, country)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12
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 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
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
Thursday 10 Wayne 'The Train' Hancock "The King of Juke Joint Swing" (country, western swing, rockabilly) Heartland Cafe
7000 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $15 ($10 in advance)
Windy City Blues Society presents:
The Chicago Blues Challenge (2009)
Rosa's Lounge
3420 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Qualifying Round (#2 of 4)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $7
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 11 Joel Paterson's Blues Roundup (blues) Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Opening Set: 9:00pm-10:00pm
followed by Magic Slim and The Teardrops (blues) : 10:00pm-??
Cover: $15
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 12 Galaxie Nite
Shout Section Big Band (jazz, swing, funk)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $15
Junior Brown (country, alternative)
plus Fairfields (country)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $20
Blue Line Riders (country, americana, western swing) 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 13 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sanctified Grumblers (americana, blues, jug-band) 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: $8
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 14 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 15 The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Free Lesson: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:45pm
No Cover
The Stolen Sweets (swing, jazz, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7
Paul Burch (2-step, drum & bass, freestyle)
Jon Langford (country, indie rock, punk)
Horse's Ha (melodramatic popular song, acoustic, folk)
The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $10
Wednesday 16 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
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
Thursday 17 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 18 Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset
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 Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Doors open: 6:30pm
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Dance performance & lesson: 8:15pm
Cover: $20 ($10 before 7:30pm)
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 19 Battle of the Bands
Chicago's Shout Section Big Band (jazz, swing, funk)
vs.
Kankakee's GRT Big Band
Beecher Community Building
673 Penfield St
Beecher, IL (map)
Battle: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12 ($8 for students and seniors)
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
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 20 Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners 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)
Sanctified Grumblers (americana, blues, jug-band) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-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: $8
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 21 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 22 Autumnal Equinox 4:19 PM CDT
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 23 Possom Hollow Boys (rockabilly, country, roots music) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
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
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
Thursday 24 Paul Marinaro (jazz) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
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 25 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Music: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles (rock, americana, roots music)
plus Elvis 56 Live (rockabilly, country, blues)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:30am
Cover: $10

Elvis 56 Live is:
Eddie Angel,
Dibbs Preston,
Jason Smay,
and Jimmy Sutton.
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: 9:00pm-9:30pm (blues dancing)
DJ: 9:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
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 26 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 Lawrence Peters Outfit (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
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 27 Yom Kippur begins at sunset
Mulligan Mosaics 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)
Sanctified Grumblers (americana, blues, jug-band) 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: $8
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 28 Deke Dickerson (rockabilly, country, surf) with Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds (blues, jazz, western swing) Ventrella's
4947 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-l2:30am
Suggested Donation: $7
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 29 Closed for private event
Speak Easy Swing (swing)
Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:45pm
No Cover
Wednesday 30 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
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
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