July 2010

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Thursday 1
Fitzgerald's 30th Annual
American Music Festival
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Music: 5:00pm-12:30am
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Square
4731 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Starlight Concerts
Wayne 'The Train' Hancock home page myspace page facebook page "The King of Juke Joint Swing" (country, western swing, rockabilly)
James Park
Evanston, IL (map)
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
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: Little Rachel home page myspace page (r&b, blues, soul)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 2
Fitzgerald's 30th Annual
American Music Festival
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Music: 5:00pm-1:30am
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
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
Kent Rose home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, blues) The Horseshoe home page myspace page facebook page
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Dale Watson home page myspace page (country, alternative, americana)
Gin Palace Jesters home page (country, rockabilly, bluegrass)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $12
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 3
Fitzgerald's 30th Annual
American Music Festival
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Music: 1:00pm-2:30am
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
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
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Sunday 4
Independence Day wikipedia article
Fitzgerald's 30th Annual
American Music Festival
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Music: 1:00pm-2:00am
Taste of Chicago Grant Park
301 S Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
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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 5
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing)
The Cangelosi Cards home page (jazz)
Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 7
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 (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
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 8
facebook event The Lucky Stars home page myspace page (western swing)
Caroline Casey and the Stringslingers myspace page (country, rockabilly, roots music)
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Abbey Pub home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3420 W Grace St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12 at the door ($10 in advance)
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 9
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
Red Stick Ramblers home page myspace page facebook page (cajun, western swing, traditional 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
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
Saturday 10
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Jeffery Broussard and The Creole Cowboys home page myspace page (zydeco)
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)
Kent Rose home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, blues) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
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
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Club Tee-shirt Night
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 11
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing)
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
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)
facebook event gypsySECONDsunday

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 12
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: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 13
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
9:30pm-11:00pm

followed by Sexfist home page myspace page facebook page (bluegrass) at 11:30pm

No Cover (1 drink minimum suggested)
Wednesday 14
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 15
facebook event Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) LivingRoom Gallery facebook page
1530 W Superior St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 ($5 students/low-income)
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 16
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
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
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
facebook event Galaxie Nite (lindy hop, swing)
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
$15 donation at the door
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 17
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
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 18
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)
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 19
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: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
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 22
Vic Ruggiero home page myspace page facebook page (blues, folk, rockabilly, country)
Chris Murray myspace page (ska, reggae, acoustic)
The Forthrights home page myspace page (reggae)
shithawk myspace page
Beat Kitchen myspace page facebook page
2100 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
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 23
facebook event 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
Terry Adams Rock n' Roll Quartet Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15
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
Saturday 24
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
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)
Sports Team Night
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 25
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)
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 26
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: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 27
Open Mic
hosted by: Susie Gomez myspace page (swing, r&b, rockabilly)
Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday 28
facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz) John Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz)
Athletic Field Park
3590 W Addison St
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Live music and dancing: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Benefit for Music Cares, relief for Nashville Flood Victims

featuring:
Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music)
The Special Consensus Alumni Bluegrass Band
Robbie Fulks home page myspace page (country, bluegrass)
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing)
In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
$15 min. donation
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) aliveOne home page myspace page
2683 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-12:30am
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 29
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
The Country Doctors
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Cropduster myspace page (country)
In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
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) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Friday 30
facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz) Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
facebook event 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 facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
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
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing) American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Saturday 31
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
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
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)
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
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