August 27 - September 2, 2012

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Monday 27
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 28
facebook event Jazz Community Big Band home page facebook page (big band jazz) Mullen's Bar and Grill facebook page
8313 W Lawrence Ave
Norridge, IL (map)
7:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover (reservations suggested)
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 (shim sham)
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
$5 donation at the door
facebook event Blues Dancing
The Dance Spot home page facebook page
605 E Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm (blues dance)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Wednesday 29
Jake Sanders
& John Donatowicz
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Gin Palace Jesters facebook page reverbnation artist profile (country, rockabilly, bluegrass) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
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
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 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: $5
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing dancing) Navarro's home page facebook page
1601 Fairway Dr
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 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 30
Hot Summer Nights

The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)

Chicago Botanic Garden home page facebook page
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dance Lesson during the band break
No Cover (Parking: $20)
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

The Lawrence Peters Outfit home page facebook page twitter stream (country)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (waltz)

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

No Cover
facebook event facebook event The Del Moroccos facebook page facebook group (r&b, rock, rockabilly)
Little Rachel home page myspace page (r&b, blues, soul)
Mayne Stage home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $12
facebook event Jake Sanders Quintet Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
facebook event Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

Honky Tonk Parade
Crazee Heart (americana, honky tonk)
The Reziduals
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
Friday 31
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

Mojo and The Bayou Gypsies (cajun, zydeco)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (zydeco two-step)

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

No Cover
Andy Schumm and His Flatland Gang home page Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
facebook event 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-Midnight
Cover: $12 ($10 with student ID)
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
facebook event Bailey Dee home page facebook page 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 Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Three Aces home page facebook page twitter stream
1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
No Cover
Saturday 1
Bailey Dee home page facebook page Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Dave Specter home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (blues, jazz) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
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-1:00am
Cover: $10
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
Sunday 2
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

Weiss Brothers Orchestra (big band dance music)
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 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 with student ID)
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-10:00pm
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
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)
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