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Sunday 1 Daylight Saving Time ends
Wayne 'The Train' Hancock "The King of Juke Joint Swing" (country, western swing, rockabilly)
Whitey Morgan and the 78's (country, americana, southern rock)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm
Cover: $15
Sunday Night Swing
Halloween Bash
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10 ($8 if in costume)
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 2 Joel Paterson with
Beau Sample
Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Hackney's
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
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: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 3 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 4 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
Swing Night
Thomas Gunther Trio (swinging jazz)
Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
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 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)
Roaring 20s Swing Ball DePaul University Student Center
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $8 ($5 DePaul Students; $2 DePaul Swing Society members)
WCS and Hustle Studio 69 Cafe
2366 N Neva Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 donation
Thursday 5 Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Blu Coral
1265 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
The Alan Gresik 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: The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
$1 suggested donation
Friday 6 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook group
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: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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
The League of International Party Girls presents:
Mars Attacks (rockabilly)
and The Cash - Carter Tribute Show (rockabilly, country, roots music)
The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Suggested donation: $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
Chicago Swing Dance Society Java Jive Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
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
Saturday 7 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
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 8 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)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Louis Room @
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 for NU students/faculty/staff)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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 9 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 10 The Special 20's (blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-1:00am
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 11 Veterans Day
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
Studabaker Classic Cookies presents
Tribute for the Troops
A benefit for The USO of Illinois
with: The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz)
Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:00pm
Cost: $60 ($50 in advance), $100 includes dinner
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 12 Gypsy Jazz Jam Session
with: Pat McClintock (guitar)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Live Music Jam & Dancing
$5 suggested donation
The Alan Gresik 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 13 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops (blues) Rosa's Lounge
3420 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $12 ($10 in advance; $9 at the door for WCBS members w/ membership card)
Opening Set: le Percolateur (jazz, blues, pop)
Followed by: Paul Abella Trio (jazz, blues, rock)
The Store
2002 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
The Blasters (blues, rockabilly)
Doghouse Lords (rock, roots music, blues)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society Java Jive Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
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 14 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 Blasters (blues, rockabilly)
The Rousers
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (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 15 Windy City Blues Society presents:
The Chicago Blues Challenge (2009)

Will Jacobs and Dirty Deal (blues, rock, jazz)
Matt Hendricks (blues, rock, roots music)
Diamond Jim Greene (blues)
Nigel Mack (blues, funk, soul)
Graná Louise (blues)
Dave Herrero (blues, acoustic, hip-hop)
Alex Wilson (blues, rock)
Toronzo Cannon (blues, r&b, soul)
Linsey Alexander (blues)
Rockin' Johnny (blues)
Chainsaw Dupont (blues, rock)
Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Finals
7:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $15
Lawrence Peters' Country Throw-Down
with: The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing)
The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
Cherry Moon Stomp Serenity Lounge
334 Georgetown Sq
Wood Dale, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $5
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 16 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 17 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops (blues) Buddy Guy's Legends
754 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
Wednesday 18 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
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 19 Red Rose Ragtime Band (ragtime) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm (in the SideBar)
Cover: $10
Country Night in Berwyn
Sawbuck (rock, roots music, americana)
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Ridgeland Ramblers (rockabilly, western swing, country)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Blu Coral
1265 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
The Alan Gresik 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 20 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Celebrity Dance Studio
2115 63rd St
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $20
Fast Friday
with: Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz)
Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Welcome Dance
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm (Balboa)
Music & Dancing: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $20 ($15 before 8:30pm)
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society Java Jive Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 21 Chicago Cajuns Dance
with:
The Cajun Vagabonds (cajun, zydeco)
Park View Lutheran Church
3919 N Monticello Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Dance: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Lesson: 9:00pm (Cajun dance)
Cover: $10 ($5 for CFMA members)
Galaxie Nite
Shout Section Big Band home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, swing, funk)
Steve & Virginie in Chicago
Saturday Night Dance
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15
Nancy Hays 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
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 22 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)
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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 23 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 24 The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 25 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
Swing Night with:
The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues)
Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Music: 8:30pm-Midnight
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 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday 27 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
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)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 28 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
Chicago Jitterbug Club Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 29 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)
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 30 Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
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