August 2010

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Sunday 1
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Nancy Hays
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
facebook event facebook event facebook event A Classic Night (all white night / white ball)
Boilermaker Jazz Band (big band swing and jazz)
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Lucky Strike Lanes
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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 2
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 3
facebook event facebook event Jake La Botz home page myspace page facebook page (roots music, blues, garage) Tattoo Factory facebook page
4441 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
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 4
White Ghost Shivers (string band music, early jazz, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing, hillbilly)
opening act: Sanctified Grumblers (americana, blues, jug-band)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $10
Jake La Botz home page myspace page facebook page (roots music, blues, garage) The Voodoo Lounge @ Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe twitter stream
6501 W 79th St
Burbank, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
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
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 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
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: The Special 20's facebook page (blues)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 6
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
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
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 7
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)
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 8
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)
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) Ravenswood Manor Park
4626 N Manor Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (two-step)
Show: 7:00pm
No Cover
The Travis Mann Band home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, roots music, rock) The Horseshoe home page myspace page facebook page
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
No Cover
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 9
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing)
Small Combo from Shout Section Big Band home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, swing, funk)
Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 10
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 11
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facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Lesley Byers and the Jazz Cats (swing & jazz)
Beer Garden at Navy Pier
998 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Free dance lesson: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-10:00pm
Fireworks: 9:30pm
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
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 12
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 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
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
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
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event CodeBLUE (blues dancing, lindy hop) Rumble Arts Center
3413 W North Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID)
X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-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 (2 drink minimum requested)
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)
Hawaiian Night
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 15
First Annual Art Fair
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing)
Gethsemane Garden Center
5739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
11:00am-12:30pm
No Cover
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago facebook page (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10
facebook event Deke Dickerson (rockabilly, country, surf)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing)
Schubas Tavern
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $12 (at the door); $10 (in advance)
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 16
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 17
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 18
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
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 19
made in chicago: world class jazz presents: Django: A Celebration featuring: Alfonso Ponticelli (gypsy jazz guitar, gypsy flamenco guitar) and Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Pritzker Pavilion @
Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-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
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 20
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
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy 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
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 The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Gallery Cabaret
2020 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
11:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 21
Tommy McCracken home page (blues) Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
Main Stage
N Greenview Ave and W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-3:00pm
No Cover
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
South Stage
N Glenwood Ave and W Farwell Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:00pm-6:00pm
No Cover
Rosie Flores myspace page (rockabilly) Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
North Stage
N Glenwood Ave and W Lunt Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
No Cover
Candye Kane (blues, rockabilly, jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $15
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
facebook event Viva Swings (swing, jitterbug) Studio Viva
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Sunday 22
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page home page myspace page facebook page (blues, country, folk rock) Glenwood Ave Arts Fest
Main Stage
N Greenview Ave and W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-3:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz)
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
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 23
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 24
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 25
facebook event The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
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
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 26
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
John Wesley's Band home page myspace page (swing, rockabilly)
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Hillbillys from Space
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
Friday 27
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 Ragtops home page (1950's and 1960's rock 'n roll)
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 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-11:30pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing)
Nick Moss and the Flip Tops (blues)
The Living Room Lounge facebook page
1100 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music: 9:00pm
Dancing 'til 2:00am
Cover: $10
Wanda Jackson (rockabilly) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm
Cover: $15
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 28
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Ice Cream Social
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
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 29
facebook event Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream
Sam Burckhardt (jazz, blues, 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 SummerDance home page facebook page facebook group twitter stream Spirit of Music Garden
Grant Park
601 S Michigan Ave
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 30
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 31
facebook event Nick Curran facebook page (punk, blues, rockabilly)
with Tracer Bullet
and The Dyes (garage, rockabilly)
The Horseshoe home page myspace page facebook page
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
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
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