October 2010

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Friday 1
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 WCLX 12 home page facebook page Evening Dance
Swing Assembly home page (big band, swing, blues, funk, r&b)
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $20 at the door
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: 8:00pm-11:00pm
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
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
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 WCLX 12 home page facebook page Late Nite Dance the space previously known as:
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-5:00am
Cover: $10 at the door
Saturday 2
facebook event WCLX 12 home page facebook page Evening Dance
Yorkville Big Band home page (big band)
Bailey Auditorium @
Chicago Journeymen Plumbers
1340 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $25 at the door
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
facebook event WCLX 12 home page facebook page Late Nite Dance the space previously known as:
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-5:00am
Cover: $10 at the door
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 3
facebook event WCLX 12 home page facebook page Afternoon Dance Kluczynski Federal Building Plaza
230 S Dearborn St
Chicago (map)
1:00pm-5:00pm
No Cover
facebook event WCLX 12 home page facebook page Evening Dance

Nomad Willy myspace page (blues, soul, funk)

plus: American Lindy Hop Championships home page facebook page Qualifying Round
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15 at the door
facebook event gypsyFIRSTsunday

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
The Store
2002 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-12:30am

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

No Cover
facebook event WCLX 12 home page facebook page Late Nite Dance the space previously known as:
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
1:00am-5:00am
Cover: $10 at the door
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 4
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
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 5
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 6
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 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
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 7
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 Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Miss Mary Ann and The Ragtime Wranglers (rockabilly, roots music, americana)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
(early show lets out at 9:00pm, so a delayed start is possible tonight)

Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 8
Chicago Country Music Festival Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
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 Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) McCloska Ballroom @
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center home page facebook page
3201 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight

Entry with ITT Student ID or by invitation only.
facebook event 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-12:30am
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
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
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 9
Chicago Country Music Festival Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
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
Cropduster myspace page (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
C-Shop
5706 S University Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Roarin' 20s Swing Ball DePaul University Student Center
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 Students; $3 DePaul Swing Society members)
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Columbus Day - Pizza Party
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 10
facebook event Be-Bop Battlin' Ball
Record Hop
Holiday Club home page myspace page facebook page
4000 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-2:00am
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 11
Columbus 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: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 12
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 13
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
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 14
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 15
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 Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Nick's home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
facebook event 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
Saturday 16
facebook event Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event facebook event Kent Rose home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, blues)
Me and the Devil myspace page facebook page blogspot (honky tonk blues)
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Save More Lounge facebook page
4060 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
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)
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 17
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) The Bunkeris Lounge @
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:00pm-6:45pm,6:45pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Cover: $6
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-10:30pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 18
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 19
Susie Gomez and Her Alley Cats (swing & rockabilly) Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Opening Night Party

8:00pm-10:30pm

free food / snacks

No Cover
Wednesday 20
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
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 21
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
facebook event Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago facebook page (big band jazz) Viaduct Theater home page myspace page facebook page
3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $7
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 22
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 Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly, country, folk rock)
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $20
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (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
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 23
Kids Twist Party for Easter Seals
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 3:00pm
Cover: $15 ($5 : kids 12 and under)
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (rockabilly, country, folk rock)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
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 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 24
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 25
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page
1480 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
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 26
Susie Gomez and Her Alley Cats (swing & rockabilly) Phyllis' Musical Inn
1800 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:30pm
free food / snacks
No Cover
Wednesday 27
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) with:
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
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
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 28
Red Rose Ragtime Band (ragtime) In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
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 29
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 le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
Paul Abella Trio (jazz, blues, rock)
The Store
2002 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event Halloween Costume Party & CD Release Party
J.D. McPherson myspace page facebook page (rockabilly, r&b, country)
The Del Moroccos (r&b, rock, rockabilly)
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $15
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Halloween Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
with: Solomon Douglas (jazz, blues)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10 (students with ID: $5 )
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Spooky 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 30
facebook event Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event 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)
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
Scary Swing Costume Party DePaul University Student Center
2250 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 Students; $3 DePaul Swing Society members)
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
Halloween Dance
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members; Free if in Full costume)
Sunday 31
Halloween wikipedia article
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)
Halloween Party
The Gina Knight Orchestra (bluesy swing)
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover

The Fat Babies are:
Andy Schumm--cornet
John Otto--clarinet
Dave Bock--trombone
Paul Asaro--piano
Joel Paterson--guitar
Beau Sample--bass
Alex Hall--drums
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)
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