July 2011

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Friday 1
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Big Beat Jivin' Jamboree (1950's Rock & Roll Dance Party)
The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll)
CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Jolie Blonde et Les Bassettes home page (cajun) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Blues: A Living History CD Release Party
featuring:
Billy Boy Arnold (blues)
John Primer (blues)
Billy Branch home page myspace page (blues)
Lurrie Bell home page myspace page (blues)
Carlos Johnson (blues, jazz, rock)
and
The Living History Band home page myspace page (blues)
Buddy Guy's Legends home page
700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm-1:30am
Cover: $20
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Vini's of Lisle home page
4729 Main St
Lisle, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 2
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 3
Taste of Chicago home page facebook page Grant Park
E Congress Pkwy & S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
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facebook event Jake La Botz home page facebook page (roots music, blues, garage)
Buddy Guy's Legends home page
700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
facebook event SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 4
Independence Day wikipedia article
Tuesday 5
Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm (side-by-side charleston)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 6
facebook event Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's home page
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event West Coast Wednesday home page facebook page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 7
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
begins
Jolie Blonde et Les Bassettes home page (cajun) The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-7:30pm
Cover: $5
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree home page facebook page
Host Band: The Gas House Gorillas home page myspace page facebook page blogspot blog twitter stream youtube channel (blues, jazz, rockabilly)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Swingin in the Burbs (lindy hop, swing dancing) Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Friday 8
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

Lost Bayou Ramblers home page (cajun)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (cajun & zydeco)

Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm

No Cover
facebook event Jazz Night (jazz, blues)
& Dancing
Joe's Place home page
19716 E Grant Hwy
Marengo, IL (map)
7:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Lost Bayou Ramblers home page (cajun)
with:
Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12 at the door ($10 in advance)
The Letter 3 In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Chicago Blues Angels home page myspace page facebook page (blues, rockabilly, r&b) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Blues Dance Night @ Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues)
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing dancing) Big City Swing home page facebook page
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Vini's of Lisle home page
4729 Main St
Lisle, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 9
facebook event Jerry Lee Lewis home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rock and roll, country) Congress Theater home page facebook page twitter stream
2135 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Postponed due to illness.

Rescheduled for December 9, 2011.

Doors Open/Show: 6:30pm
Cost: $30 General Admission, $85 VIP Front Row Seating, $95 VIP Box Seats
Dave Specter home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (blues, jazz) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Saturday Night Swing facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing) First Evangelical Free Church home page
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Sunday 10
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

New Millennium Swing Collective (big band swing)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (swing)

Live music and dancing: 5:00pm-7:00pm

No Cover
Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 11
facebook event Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park home page
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
Tuesday 12
Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm (1920's charleston)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 13
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
facebook event The Screamin' End home page myspace page facebook page (roots music, rockabilly, blues) The Voodoo Lounge @ Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe home page twitter stream
6501 W 79th St
Burbank, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Esteban's home page
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 page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 14
The Gas House Gorillas home page myspace page facebook page blogspot blog twitter stream youtube channel (blues, jazz, rockabilly)
The Krank Daddies home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)
Tracer Bullet
Hot Rod Hucksters facebook page (rockabilly, psychobilly, country)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Swingin in the Burbs (lindy hop, swing dancing) Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Friday 15
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Billy Flynn home page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event Heeby Jeebies home page facebook page (garagabilly) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Vini's of Lisle home page
4729 Main St
Lisle, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event CodeBLUE home page facebook group (blues dancing, lindy hop) Rumble Arts Center home page
3413 W North Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID)
Saturday 16
Hellbound Glory home page myspace page facebook page (bluegrass, country, rockabilly)
Mad Bread
Cheatin Heart
Kent Rose home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, blues)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $7
facebook event Saturday Swing!

Band: Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
ARTango Center Chicago home page facebook group
4203 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
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 dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 17
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band) Presents:

The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-5:30pm
Cover: $17 at the door, $15 in advance, $10 with the secret code (students with ID: free!)
Dana Legg Stage Band youtube channel (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 18
facebook event The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
1480 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 19
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 20
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (swing, jazz, rock)
Lowdown Brass Band
Mayne Stage home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $55 reserved seating ($40 with discount code), $27 general admission
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Esteban's home page
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 page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 21
It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

Shirley King (soul, r & b, blues)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Swingin in the Burbs (lindy hop, swing dancing) Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 22
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
facebook event The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Vini's of Lisle home page
4729 Main St
Lisle, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
X Dance home page (west coast swing dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 23
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

The Platinum Band (funk, r&b, soul)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (The Bop & Soul Train Line)

Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm

No Cover
facebook event Swing for Swash

A swing dancing fundraiser for
Babes With Blades Theater Company home page facebook page twitter stream
The Charnel House Chicago home page
3421 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-10:00am
Cover: $25 for one, $40 for two
facebook event The Federales Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover

The Federales are:
Scott Ligon
Casey McDonough
Tony Kidonakis
Jim Barclay
Goddamn Gallows myspace page facebook page (americana, psychobilly, punk)
Kim Lenz home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rockabilly)
Viva Le Vox myspace page (punk, roots music, soul)
Nothing to Gain myspace page facebook page (psychobilly, punk, rockabilly)
Creepy Band myspace page (rock)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
facebook event Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Viva Swings (swing dancing, jitterbug) Studio Viva home page facebook page
41 E Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
the Mix home page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Interclub Academy of Dance home page
7350 N Milwaukee Ave
Niles, IL (map)
Lessons: 8:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $8 (lesson: $5)
Sunday 24
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (east coast swing & jitterbug)

Live music and dancing: 5:00pm-7:00pm

No Cover
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 25
facebook event Jake La Botz home page facebook page (roots music, blues, garage) Gallery Cabaret home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
2020 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing) Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 26
facebook event Tuesdays Swing! (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Galaxie Chicago home page facebook page facebook group blogspot blog twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)

The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm (1920's solo charleston)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-12:30am
$10 donation at the door
Wednesday 27
facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band facebook group (big band swing and jazz) John Hancock Center wikipedia article
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band facebook group (big band swing and jazz)
Athletic Field Park
3590 W Addison St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (jitterbug)

Live music and dancing: 7:00pm-9:00pm

No Cover
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $7
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Esteban's home page
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 page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:00pm (beg west coast swing), 7:45pm (int west coast swing)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 28
It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

Rachel Brooke w/ Tamineh Gueramy
Trevor McSpadden home page (country, western)
Knock Down String Band
Andy Wagner
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
facebook event Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock)
Inside Outlaws home page myspace page (acoustic, country, rock)
Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music)
The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 ($8 in advance)
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Swingin in the Burbs (lindy hop, swing dancing) Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Friday 29
facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band facebook group (big band swing and jazz) Willis Tower wikipedia article
233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-1:30pm
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

facebook event Boilermaker Jazz Band facebook group (big band swing and jazz)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (jitterbug)

Live music and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm

No Cover
facebook event The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Inside Outlaws home page myspace page (acoustic, country, rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Bluetopia home page facebook group twitter stream (blues dancing) American Tango Institute home page
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dance)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Vini's of Lisle home page
4729 Main St
Lisle, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 30
facebook event A Classic Night home page (all white night / white ball / summer white party)

Boilermaker Jazz Band facebook group (big band swing and jazz)
May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover (2 drink minimum encouraged)
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
facebook event Northwest Chicago Swing Dancing! facebook group (swing dancing) Deicke Park Community Center home page
11419 S IL Route 47
Huntley, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $5
Sunday 31
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago soundcloud sounds (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
The Fat Babies myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) facebook page (west coast swing dancing) May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (hustle)
Lesson: 6:30pm (west coast swing)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
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