June 2010

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Tuesday 1
Wednesday 2
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
after the game:
Show: 10:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing)
Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Blues Jam
Hosted by: Highway Rickey home page (blues)
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
Traditional Electric Blues Jam
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
facebook event West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 3
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: Izzy and the Kesstronics (roots music, rock, swing)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 4
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook 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 facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll)
VFW Post 2801
39 E St Charles Rd
Villa Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $8
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing) Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
Saturday 5
facebook event 1940's Hangar Dance (fundraiser)
Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues)
Hangar #10 @ Chicago Executive Airport
1100 S Wolf Rd
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $35
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (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 home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 6
facebook event gypsyFIRSTsunday

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
Tonic Room
2447 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am

Hosted by:
le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)

Cover: $7
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 7
facebook event Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 8
Baby Soda Jazz Band myspace page facebook page youtube channel (swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 9
Baby Soda Jazz Band myspace page facebook page youtube channel (swing) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-11:30pm
$5 donation
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
facebook event West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 10
facebook event CUBE 2010 home page facebook page twitter stream
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
Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
facebook event CUBE 2010 home page facebook page twitter stream
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 12
Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
facebook event CUBE 2010 home page facebook page twitter stream
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Flag Day - Red, White, and Blue (Casual)
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 13
Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
facebook event CUBE 2010 home page facebook page twitter stream
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago facebook page (big band jazz) Andersonville Midsommarfest home page
South Stage
5200 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 2:00pm-3:30pm
$5 suggested donation (at the festival gate; kids under 12 and seniors over 65 - free!)
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 Gas House Gorillas (blues, jazz, rockabilly)
The Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing)
The Krank Daddies myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)
Crazy Rocket Fuel
Reggie's Music Joint
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
10:30pm-Midnight: The Gas House Gorillas (blues, jazz, rockabilly)

Cover: $10
facebook event CUBE 2010 home page facebook page twitter stream
Blues & Brew
Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Dinner: 9:00pm-10:00pm
DJs: 10:00pm-2:00am
No Cover (eat, drink, dance!)
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 14
Flag Day wikipedia article
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 15
Wednesday 16
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 Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
facebook event West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 17
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
begins today
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 (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 18
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Special 20's facebook page (blues) Nick's home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Shemekia Copeland home page myspace page (blues, soul, funk) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20 ($15 in advance)
Saturday 19
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Outcast Jazz Band (big band 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
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 (2 drink minimum requested)
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 20
Father's Day wikipedia article
Rob Parton Big Band home page (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) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 21
Summer Solstice wikipedia article 6:29 AM CDT
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 22
Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues)
Music on the Esplanade
Chicago Botanic Garden facebook page
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 23
facebook event Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Late Bar myspace page facebook page
3534 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-4:00am
No Cover
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 24
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Trevor McSpadden & John Ballantyne
Bunkertown
In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
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 25
Taste of Chicago Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
begins today
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Thomas Gunther Jazz Band (swinging 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: 7:20pm-9:00pm
No Cover

(due to Taste of Chicago, the live music and dancing was cut short by 30 minutes. it seems like this happens every year. when will Chicago SummerDance simply change the schedule for nights that coincide with The Taste? say, oh, something like 7:00pm-9:00pm???)
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing)
The Matthew Skoller Band (blues, roots music)
American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Live music and dancing: 9:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $10
Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
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
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 (2 drink minimum requested)
Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana) Nick's home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Saturday Night Swing facebook group (lindy hop, swing) First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Viva Swings (swing, jitterbug) Studio Viva
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Crazy Tee-Shirt (Casual)
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 27
facebook event A Day in the Country

Mar Caribe myspace page (tropical, acoustic, americana)
Hayward myspace page (bluegrass, americana, acoustic)
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Stringband myspace page (country, bluegrass, blues)
Katie Belle blogspot (country)
Kent Rose home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, blues)
Tangleweed home page facebook page (bluegrass)
Blue Line Riders facebook page (country, americana, western swing)
Leon Chance home page myspace page youtube channel (country, rockabilly, western swing)
The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country)
Jane Baxter Miller home page (country)
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock)
The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
A whole lot of live country music, plus bbq (Honky Tonk BBQ), pie (Celestial Kitchens), and tasty drinks (The Hideout)

2:00pm-11:00pm

$10 gets you in for the whole day!
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)
facebook event facebook event Shout Section Big Band home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, swing, funk) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:30pm (shim-sham), 7:30pm (swing)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 28
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 29
facebook event Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Kidding on the Square
starring: Emily Bergl home page imdb page wikipedia article
with: G. Scott Lacy at the piano
Devenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret home page
1383 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Kidding on the Square is a cabaret with a 1920s/1930s flair. Music from 1927-2010 spanning Fats Waller to Blossom Dearie, Roy Orbison to The Sissors Sisters.

Concert/Show: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Cover: $20 / 2 drink minimum
Wednesday 30
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
facebook event West Coast Wednesday home page facebook group (west coast swing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
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