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Tuesday 1 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 2 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
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)
facebook event Swing Set Pasha Restaurant and Lounge
802 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Cocktail Hour (free Sangria): 8:00-8:30pm
Lesson: 8:30pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $8 (Lesson and Dancing); $6 (Dancing only)
Thursday 3 Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Blu Coral
1265 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-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: Nick Willett
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation

plus: holiday Donations requested:
a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots
or
a non-perishable food item for the Chicago Food Depository
or
cold, hard, cash for the holiday donation bucket
Friday 4 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
Big Beat Jivin' Jamboree (1950's Rock & Roll Dance Party)
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll) with: Cadillac Casanovas (rockabilly)
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
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio
DJs plus:
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing)
Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
No Cover (Lesson: $5)
Amy and the Yazz Men home page (jazz, r&b, pop) Blu Coral
1265 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover (2 drink minimum requested)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover (donation requested)
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
The League of International Party Girls presents:
Crazy Rocket Fuel
and The Uptown Savages (r&b, big beat, rockabilly)
The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
Suggested donation: $5
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 5 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
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Centre 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 6 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) 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: 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 7 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: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 8 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 9 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 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
facebook event Swing Set Pasha Restaurant and Lounge
802 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 10 facebook event Gypsy Jazz Jam
with: Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Dance & Music Jam
$5 suggested donation
le Percolateur (jazz, blues, pop) Blu Coral
1265 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-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
Friday 11 Hanukkah begins at sunset
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
X Dance The Centre 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 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy home page myspace page (swing, jazz, rock)
Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party
Lund Auditorium @
Dominican University home page
7900 W Division St
River Forest, IL (map)
Concert: 7:30pm
Cost: $37/$29
facebook event Galaxie Nite
Pat McClintok's Combo Du Jour
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
$15 donation at the door
Chris and Heather's Country Calendar Show 2010

with:

Nora O'Connor home page myspace page (folk, jazz, country)

Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)

Sally Timms home page

The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing)

Scott Ligon myspace page

The Paulina Hollers myspace page

Kelly Hogan home page

Robbie Fulks home page myspace page (country, bluegrass) and Donna Fulks

Possom Hollow Boys (rockabilly, country, roots music)

Sanctified Grumblers (americana, blues, jug-band)

Jane Baxter Miller home page and Kent Kessler

The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country)

Charlie King

and

Chris Ligon home page and The Problems
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Hot Rod Hucksters (rockabilly, psychobilly, country)
Cap Gun Cowboys (americana, rockabilly, country)
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $6
The West Side Winders home page (rock, surf, rockabilly) The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:00am
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 13 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)
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 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 Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 16 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
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
facebook event Swing Set Pasha Restaurant and Lounge
802 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 17 The Screamin' End home page myspace page (roots music, rockabilly, blues) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
facebook event 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
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 18 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 Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $20
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)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 19 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 Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
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 Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 20 Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz)
Christmas Party
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: 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 21 Winter Solstice 11:47 AM CST
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]
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 22 The Special 20's (blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 23 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
facebook event 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
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
Swing Set Canceled Pasha Restaurant and Lounge
802 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 24 Christmas Eve
Friday 25 Christmas Day
Saturday 26 Kwanzaa begins
facebook event facebook event Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-12:30pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/student ID)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) 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
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 27 Brienn Perry Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
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 28 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]
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 29 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 30 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
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
Swing Set Pasha Restaurant and Lounge
802 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 31 New Year's Eve
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Doors open @ 8:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $15
facebook event Art Adams (rockabilly, psychobilly, country)
Little Rachel home page myspace page (r&b, blues, soul)
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Jodi Jean and the Revenuers myspace page facebook page (rockabilly, country, western swing)
The Horseshoe
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-2:00am
$20
includes all you can eat buffet, well shot & champagne toast @ midnight
SwingIn' the New Year V
Lesley Byers and the Jazz Cats (swing & jazz)
Fonda del Mar
3908 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm-2:00am
$35 per person ($45 per person after 12/28)
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
Black tie
Cover: $150 per person.
includes live music, appetizers, and one bottle of champagne per couple.
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