December 2011

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Thursday 1
An Evening of Ella Fitzgerald: The Three Ellas!

Frieda Lee (jazz)
Spider Saloff
Dee Alexander
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $20
Unknown Hinson
Cochino y Los Pisoleros
Reverse Cowgirl
The Krank Daddies home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm
Cover: $20
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
facebook event Host Band: Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation

Toys for Tots &
Chicago Food Depository Food Drive
Bring a new, unwrapped toy or book, non-perishable food items, a cash donation, or some combination thereof
Friday 2
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 Fat Babies Trio myspace page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Red Lion Lincoln Square home page facebook page
4749 N Rockwell St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm


featuring:
Beau Sample myspace page (string bass)
Andy Schumm home page
Jake Sanders
facebook event 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
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!

Brian Setzer home page (rockabilly)
with: Slim Jim Phantom

opening set:Hot Rod Hucksters facebook page (rockabilly, psychobilly, country)
House of Blues home page
329 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $42.50
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
Rockin' Johnny Burgin 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
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 (west coast swing)
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 3
facebook event Jerry Lee Lewis home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rock and roll, country)
with: Ken Lovelace and The Memphis Beats

opening set:The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing)
Congress Theater home page facebook page twitter stream
2135 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $30 General Admission, $85 VIP Front Row Seating, $95 VIP Box Seats
Sarah and The Tall Boys home page myspace page facebook page facebook page youtube channel twitter stream (blues, country, folk rock) Duke's Hideaway home page facebook page twitter stream
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
No Cover
facebook event 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 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
facebook event Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
facebook event Lucky's Savoy Stomp facebook group (swing dancing, lindy hop) Lucky Number Grill home page facebook group
1931 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm-10:00pm
DJs: 10:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $5
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 4
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
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
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 5
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
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 6
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 Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)
Black Rock Pub and Kitchen home page
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (blues dance)
Live Music & Dancing: 9:00pm-Midnight
$10 donation at the door
facebook event 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 7
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
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 8
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 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
facebook event Garter Girls facebook page
Rockabilly Night (jive, stroll, bop, swing)
Three Aces home page facebook page twitter stream
1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
No Cover
Friday 9
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 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)
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
Pokey LaFarge home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (roots music, early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, western swing)
The Dirt Daubers myspace page facebook page (bluegrass, country, jazz)
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12 ($10 in advance)
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 Bucktown Aces facebook page (cajun, country, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine 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
facebook event CodeBLUE home page facebook group (blues dancing, lindy hop) Outer Space Studio
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID)
Saturday 10
facebook event Wayne 'The Train' Hancock home page myspace page facebook page "The King of Juke Joint Swing" (country, western swing, rockabilly)
Jayke Orvis
The Lawrence Peters Outfit home page facebook page twitter stream (country)
Pearls Mahone myspace page facebook page youtube channel soundcloud sounds (rockabilly, roots music, country)
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $15 ($12 in advance)
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: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event J.D. McPherson home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, country)
facebook event The Blind Staggers facebook page
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
The Matthew Skoller Band (blues, roots music) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
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-2:30am
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 11
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
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 12
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
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 13
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: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
$5 donation at the door

Winter Clothing Drive:
bring a donation of winter clothing (sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves, ski pants, coats, jackets, jeans) in clean and wearable condition for Franciscan Outreach Organization and VetsConnect
Wednesday 14
A BluePort Jazz live recording session

Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-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: $7
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 15
A BluePort Jazz live recording session

Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Katerina's home page
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-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
Friday 16
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
Koffin Kats
The Returners
Johnny Murder and The 25 to Life
Reggie's Rock Club home page
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $15 ($12 in advance)
facebook event The Bama Lamas facebook page (rock, r&b, garage)
The Penthouse Playboys home page (jazz, swing, blues)
GrandBar home page facebook page
1600 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Chris and Heather's 2012 Country Calendar Show

with:
Nora O'Connor home page myspace page (folk, jazz, country)
The Polkaholics
Chicago Cajun Aces (cajun)
Charlie King
The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing)
Possum Hollow Boys facebook page (rockabilly, country, roots music)
Jane Baxter Miller home page (country) and Kent Kessler
Rick Sherry
Scott Ligon and Kelly Hogan home page
Sage Kramer
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana)
and
Robbie Fulks and Donna Fulks
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Concert: 9:00pm
Cover: $20
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: 9:30pm-12:30am
No Cover
facebook event The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) Gallery Cabaret home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
2020 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
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
Saturday 17
facebook event 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 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
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
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
facebook event Saturday Swing!

Lesley Byers and the Jazz Cats (swing & jazz)
ARTango Center Chicago home page facebook group
4203 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $12 ($8 with student ID)
facebook event Swing Christmas Dance
The Bunkeris Lounge @
Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 8:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $8
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 18
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
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
The Flat Five facebook page The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert:
Two Shows!

Early Show: 8:00pm
Late Show: 10:30pm
Cover: $15 each
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 19
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 20
Hanukkah wikipedia article begins at sunset
The Black Willoughbys home page facebook page (roots music, blues, americana) The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
$5 suggested donation
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)
facebook event Lesson: 8:00pm (balboa)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
$5 donation at the door
facebook event 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 21
Winter Solstice wikipedia article
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Salt Creek Wine Bar home page
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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: $7
West Coast Wednesday home page facebook page facebook group (west coast swing dancing) Galway Bar and Grill
12045 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL (map)
DJ: 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5 (plus $5 per lesson)
Thursday 22
facebook event Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

The Western Philosophers
Cropduster myspace page facebook page reverbnation artist profile (country)
The Reziduals
The Slim Pickens Band
The Hobo Code facebook page (blues, roots, swing, oldtime, urban, rural)
Crazee Heart (americana, honky tonk)
Chandelier Swingers home page facebook page (western swing)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Friendly Tap home page facebook page twitter stream
6733 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
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
Friday 23
Festivus wikipedia article
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 Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
Saturday 24
Christmas Eve wikipedia article
Sunday 25
Christmas Day wikipedia article
Monday 26
Kwanzaa wikipedia article begins
Tuesday 27
The B3 Four (soul, jazz, jump blues, r&b)
The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6

featuring:
Joel Paterson myspace page youtube channel (guitar)
Scott Ligon
Casey McDonough
Alex Hall
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: 8:00pm (tandem charleston)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
$5 donation at the door
facebook event Hustle & West Coast Swing Dance Party (hustle, west coast swing dancing)
May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:30pm (beg west coast swing), 7:15pm (beg hustle), 6:30pm-8:00pm (adv hustle)
DJs: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15
Wednesday 28
facebook event 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 Real Gone facebook page (surf rock, rockabilly) Simone's Bar home page facebook page twitter stream
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:30am
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: $7
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 29
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: 8:00pm-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
facebook event Lindy, Swing & Blues Dance Party (lindy hop, swing dancing, blues dancing)
May I Have This Dance home page facebook page
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 6:30pm (beg swing or adv lindy hop)
Lessons: 7:15pm (beg lindy hop or adv ballroomin blues fusion)
DJs: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15
Friday 30
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 Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
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
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (soul, post punk)
Green Room Rockers home page myspace page facebook page (reggae, ska, soul)
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm

SOLD OUT
Cover: $30 ($12 in advance; $35 for a two-day pass)
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
Saturday 31
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Dave Herrero twitter stream youtube channel (blues) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
facebook event Hayden Thompson
Rockin' Billy and the Wild Coyotes
Three Blue Teardrops myspace page facebook page (garage, psychobilly, rockabilly)
GrandBar home page facebook page
1600 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm-4:00am
Cover: $20
facebook event 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: 9:30pm-1:00am

black tie

reservations required (120 available)

price includes 3 course meal (plus one bottle of champagne per couple)

Price: $165 per person
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (soul, post punk)
My Mans (sketch comedy)
Schubas Tavern home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3159 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm

SOLD OUT
Cover: $30 ($25 in advance; $35 for a two-day pass)
ABC 7's Countdown Chicago to 2012 with: James Hunter home page myspace page youtube channel (blues, r&b, soul) Mayne Stage home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $50 general admission, $75 reserved seating (drink package: +$50)
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-2:00am
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
Cover: $15
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) The Orbit Room home page facebook page
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-3:00am
No Cover
facebook event Blue New Years Eve Bash
(blues, plus a bit of swing)
Rast Ballet and Dance Studio home page
1803 Byron St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $10
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