August 2011

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Monday 1
Ramadan wikipedia article begins
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
facebook event 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 2
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 (beginning lindy hop)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 3
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

Lesley Byers and the Jazz Cats (swing & jazz)
Ping Tom Memorial Park home page
1700 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (east coast swing)

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

No Cover
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
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) Buddy Guy's Legends home page
700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
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 4
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: Cadillac Casanovas facebook page (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 5
facebook event 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 The Real Gone facebook page (surf rock, rockabilly) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
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 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
facebook event 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
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
Saturday 6
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
facebook event The Nightmen home page facebook 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
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
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 (country two step)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 7
Chicago Grandstand 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
The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30am
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 8
Free Rockabilly Round Up

Nothing to Gain myspace page facebook page (psychobilly, punk, rockabilly)
Mikey Classic
Mellow Blues Duo
East Side Wildcats
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-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 9
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 (beginning balboa)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-12:30am
$10 donation at the door
Barb City Swing Connection home page facebook group (swing dancing) The House Cafe home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
263 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Wednesday 10
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 Andy Vaughan and The Driveline home page facebook page (country, honky tonk)
facebook event The Knock Down String Band facebook page (bluegrass)
The Horseshoe home page myspace page facebook page
4115 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 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 11
facebook event It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
facebook event 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
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
facebook event The Barehand Jugband home page facebook page youtube channel (blues, country, folk) The Grafton Pub and Grill home page facebook page
4530 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-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-Midnight
No Cover
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 12
facebook event The Lawrence Peters Outfit home page facebook page twitter stream (country) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Little Frank and The Premiers home page myspace page (blues, r&b, experimental) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
facebook event Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
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 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
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
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 (shim-sham)
DJ: 9:00pm-11:00pm
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)
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 13
facebook event facebook event 90th Anniversary Celebration

The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing)
Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
facebook event Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
No Cover
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
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
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 14
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (east coast 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)
Albanie and Her Fellas myspace page (jazz) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Rebel Hoedown (2-step) Rebel Bar and Grill home page twitter stream
3462 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 5:00pm-5:30pm (two-step)
DJs: 5:30pm-8:00pm
No Cover (Lesson: $5)
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 15
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 16
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 (collegiate shag)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Wednesday 17
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
Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $8
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
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 18
facebook event It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues)
Davis St Plaza (on Church St)
958 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music) Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Square
4731 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-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
The Hobo Code facebook page (blues, roots, swing, oldtime, urban, rural) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
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
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 19
facebook event 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

Bonne Chance myspace page (cajun)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (cajun two-step & waltz)

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

No Cover
facebook event Soul Summit Presents:

J.D. McPherson home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, country)
Double Door home page facebook page twitter stream
1571 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs & Live Music: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $8 - $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: 10:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Yoko Noge home page (jazz & blues) Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $10
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-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
Saturday 20
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Orbit Room 4 Year Anniversary Bash

Hillbilly Idle myspace page facebook page (rockabilly)
The Orbit Room home page facebook page
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm
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 Saturday Swing!

Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues)
ARTango Center Chicago home page facebook group
4203 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
facebook event The Krank Daddies home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)
Rickett Pass myspace page (bluegrass)
Nothing to Gain myspace page facebook page (psychobilly, punk, rockabilly)
Last False Hope facebook page (bluegrass, punk)
Cobra Lounge home page facebook page twitter stream
235 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $5
facebook event le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Tonic Room home page twitter stream
2447 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-11:30am
Cover: $5
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
Sunday 21
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
No Cover
facebook event Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (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 22
Country Night!

Bob Wayne myspace page facebook page twitter stream (country)
The Lawrence Peters Outfit home page facebook page twitter stream (country)
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-Midnight
Cover: $5
facebook event The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
1480 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
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 23
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 (tandem charleston)
DJ: 9:30pm-12:30am
$5 donation at the door
Barb City Swing Connection home page facebook group (swing dancing) The House Cafe home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
263 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Wednesday 24
facebook event Battle of the Bands X - Swing Harder: With A Vengence

Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing)
Brass Trax Orchestra
Hackney's Palos Park home page
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
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
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 25
facebook event Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

Country Doctors myspace page facebook page (country, roots music)
Weepin' Willows
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
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
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 26
facebook event 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 Rock and Roll Mega Show

The Memphis Murder Men myspace page facebook page (blues, punk)
Nothing to Gain myspace page facebook page (psychobilly, punk, rockabilly)
13 Tikis myspace page twitter stream (surf)
The Dead Pleasures facebook page (rock, punk)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
facebook event Bluetopia home page facebook group twitter stream (blues dancing)

Nick Moss (blues)
Latin Rhythms home page
210 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dance)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:30pm-Midnight
DJs: Midnight-2:00am
Cover: $10
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
The Penthouse Playboys home page (jazz, swing, blues) The Play Room home page facebook page
7958 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Jimmie Vaughan home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream wikipedia article (blues)
Chicago Blues Angels home page myspace page facebook page (blues, rockabilly, r&b)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $25
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 Heeby Jeebies home page facebook page (garagabilly) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
No Cover
Haunted Hearts (rockabilly, country, trance) 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
Saturday 27
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (honky tonk two-step)

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

No Cover
facebook event Dave Herrero twitter stream youtube channel (blues)

with special guests:

Jimmy Burns
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Tail Dragger (blues)
"Peaches" Staten
Mary Lane

late set:

John Primer (blues)

early set:

Eddie Taylor Jr
Billy Flynn home page (blues)
The Water Hole facebook page
1400 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-2:00am
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
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
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 28
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

Sam Burckhardt (jazz, blues, swing)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (jive)

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

No Cover
Cajun Sundays

The Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing)
Davis Street Fishmarket home page
501 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00am
Lesson: during the set break (cajun)
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
Trevor McSpadden home page (country, western) Simon's Tavern myspace page
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30am
No Cover
Rebel Hoedown (2-step) Rebel Bar and Grill home page twitter stream
3462 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 5:00pm-5:30pm (two-step)
DJs: 5:30pm-8:00pm
No Cover (Lesson: $5)
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 29
Hot Club Thing home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (gypsy jazz) Webster's Wine Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
1480 W Webster 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 30
Erwin Helfer (boogie woogie & blues)
& Barrelhouse Chuck home page myspace page (blues piano)
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
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 31
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page twitter stream

Thomas Gunther Swing Band (classic swing jazz)
Ping Tom Memorial Park home page
1700 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (east coast swing)

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

No Cover
West End Jazz Band (sweet & hot jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10
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
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
The Forty Fours home page facebook page (blues, roots music) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
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)
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