July 2014

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Tuesday 1
Night Out: Concerts in the Parks at Welles

The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing)
The Gazebo @
Welles Park home page
2333 Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 6:30pm-8:30pm
No Cover
James Hunter Six home page myspace page youtube channel (blues, r&b, soul)
SPACE home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $42 (reserved table seat), $25 (general admission dance floor)
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Barb City Swing Connection home page facebook group (swing dancing) O'Leary's Restaurant and Pub home page facebook page
260 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Cover: $5
Wednesday 2
33rd Annual American Music Festival home page

3 Bands in the Club
4 Bands in the Tent
3 Bands in the Sidebar
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
5:00pm-1:00am

Cover: $100 festival pass, $30 per day, $25 before 5:30pm

Some Highlights:

8:30pm-10:00pm (Tent):
Junior Brown facebook page twitter stream (country, alternative)
John Donatowicz (guitar, banjo)
with special guest: Kim Cusack (clarinet, saxophone)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Chi-Town Hotshots facebook page (ragtime, roaring 20's, kick brass blues) Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover

le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop)
T.S. 5
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
The LeTTer 4

substituting for:

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 LeTTer 4 is:
Scott Ligon (piano, guitar),
Alex Hall (drums),
Randy Rogers (bongos)
and
Casey McDonough (bass).
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: $6 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 3
33rd Annual American Music Festival home page

5 Bands in the Club
4 Bands in the Tent
4 Bands in the Sidebar
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
5:00pm-2:00am

Cover: $30 per day, $25 before 5:30pm

Some Highlights:

5:00pm-6:15pm (Club):
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)

7:45pm-9:00pm (Club):
Chuck Mead home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (country, americana, rockabilly, folk)

9:30pm-11:00pm (Club):
Pokey LaFarge home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (roots music, early jazz, string ragtime, country blues, western swing)

Chicago Hot Jazz Dance Party

The Pothole Dodgers youtube video
27 Live home page facebook page twitter stream
1012 Church St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10 (plus 1 drink minimum)
Dave Herrero twitter stream youtube channel (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm
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
Big C Jamboree home page facebook page

Host Band: Adam Lee home page myspace page facebook page (country, rockabilly)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 4
Independence Day wikipedia article
33rd Annual American Music Festival home page

6 Bands in the Club
6 Bands in the Tent
4 Bands in the Sidebar
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
1:30pm-3:00am

Cover: $30 per day, $25 before 2:00pm

Some Highlights:

8:00pm-9:30pm (Club):
Robbie Fulks home page myspace page (country, bluegrass)

5:00pm-6:15pm (Tent):
Billy Joe Shaver home page myspace page facebook page (country, honky tonk)

8:30pm-10:00pm (Tent):
Shemekia Copeland home page myspace page (blues, soul, funk)

6:15pm (Sidebar):
Weepin' Willows facebook page youtube channel (country blues, honky tonk, western swing, nashville sound)

8:00pm (Sidebar):
The Dyes home page facebook page twitter stream (garage, rockabilly)

11:00pm (Sidebar):
Kory Quinn home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel reverbnation artist profile (americana, folk, bluegrass, hobo blues)

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-8:30pm
No Cover
Dennis Gruenling home page (blues harp) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Blue Lorraine
The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 5
33rd Annual American Music Festival home page

7 Bands in the Club
6 Bands in the Tent
4 Bands in the Sidebar
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
1:30pm-3:00am

Cover: $30 per day, $25 before 2:00pm

Some Highlights:

4:30pm-5:30pm (Club):
The Bellfuries home page myspace page facebook page reverbnation artist profile (americana, roots music)

7:15pm-8:30pm (Club):
Girls, Guns, and Glory (rock, americana, roots music)

10:45pm (Club):
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band home page myspace page facebook page (zydeco)

1:30pm-2:45pm (Tent):
Salty Dogs Jazz Band (1920s traditional jazz)

Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

National Steppers Society (chicago steppin')
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (chicago steppin')

DJ and dancing: 7:30pm-9:30pm

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)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
Sunday 6
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

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 (fox trot)

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

No Cover
Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel reverbnation artist profile City Winery home page
1200 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 7:00pm
Cover: $32 vip, $28 premier, $24 reserved

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), $7 (DJ only)
Monday 7
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
Carsie Blanton @North Bar home page facebook page
1637 W North Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $5
Big Band Boom! home page facebook page twitter stream (jazz, swing) 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)
Lesson: 8:00pm (balboa)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 8
Starlight Concert Series:

The Flat Five home page facebook page
Leahy Park
Evanston, IL (map)
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Courtesy Blues facebook group (blues dance)
Luis Arturo Dance Acacemy home page facebook page
462 N Park Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm (blues dance)
DJ: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $5
Red Hot Westie Tuesdays Dolphin home page facebook page twitter stream
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 9
Taste of Chicago home page facebook page Grant Park
E Congress Pkwy & S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
begins
John Donatowicz (guitar, banjo)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Left Lane Cruiser
Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band myspace page facebook page (bluegrass, country, roots music)
Lonewolf OMB
Me and the Devil myspace page facebook page blogspot blog (honky tonk blues)
Pig A$$ Pork
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm
Cover: $12 ($10 in advance), $15 two-day pass (for 7/09 and 07/10)
Chi-Town Hotshots facebook page (ragtime, roaring 20's, kick brass blues) Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover

Barbara Clifford home page facebook page twitter stream (rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, r&b, country swing) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Grant Park Music Festival

Ella, Louis, and All That Jazz (a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong)

Grant Park Orchestra with Jeff Tyzik (guest conductor), Marva Hicks (vocalist), and Byron Stripling (trumpet)
Pritzker Pavilion @
Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 8:00pm
No Cover
Speakeasy Chicago home page facebook page

Myles Hayes home page myspace page (40s & 50s-style crooner)
Frontier home page facebook page twitter stream
1072 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
password party (rsvp for the password)
Chicago Balboa Underground home page facebook group (balboa, bal-swing)

Wonderful Wednesday Balboa Social (balboa, bal-swing, swing, lindy hop)
Lillstreet Loft home page
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $7
Wednesday Swings
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (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: $6 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 10
It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
The Hangdog Hearts
The Crombies
Black Eyed Vermillion
Last False Hope
Whiskeydick
Lou Shields
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm
Cover: $12 ($10 in advance), $15 two-day pass (for 7/09 and 07/10)
le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-10:30pm
No Cover
Tiny Miles Trio home page facebook page (blues, roots music, americana, rockabilly)
Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
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
Friday 11
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 Five home page facebook page Square Roots Festival home page facebook page
South Stage
4400 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Suggested Donation: $10 adults, $5 seniors/kids, $20 families
Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys Square Roots Festival home page facebook page
North Stage
4530 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30-8:00pm (cajun waltz and two step)
Show: 8:00pm-9:15pm
Suggested Donation: $10 adults, $5 seniors/kids, $20 families
The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll)
Miss Kitty's Saloon home page
634 E Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
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: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Delilah DeWylde home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (rockabilly, americana, honky tonk) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
No Cover
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 12
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Jazz in Glen Ellyn home page
Main Stage
N Main St and Pennsylvania Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL (map)
Concert: 4:30pm-5:30pm
No Cover (reserved tables: $100)
The Jimmys home page facebook page twitter stream (blues, soul, r&b) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) CityGate Grille home page facebook page
2020 Calamos Court
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country) Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park) home page facebook page
1938 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
10:00pm

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
Dave Herrero twitter stream youtube channel (blues) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club home page (jitterbug, swing dancing) Elks Lodge (No. 1596) home page
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:30pm
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 13
Taste of Chicago home page facebook page Grant Park
E Congress Pkwy & S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
ends
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys (cajun, zydeco, swamp pop)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (cajun two-step, waltz)

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)
Goddamn Gallows myspace page facebook page (americana, psychobilly, punk)
Buzzard Wagon
Hillbilly Casino home page myspace page facebook group (punk, rockabilly, roots music)
Black Actress
Reggie's Rock Club home page
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $18 ($13 in advance)
The Fat Babies home page facebook 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), $7 (DJ only)
Monday 14
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)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 15
Music on the Esplanade

Kimberly Gordon Big Band
Chicago Botanic Garden home page facebook page
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover (Parking: $25 per car, $30 per van, $65 per limousine, minibus, bus, RV, $10 for seniors on Tuesdays, free for members)
Devil in a Woodpile home page (acoustic blues and ragtime)
The Hideout home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cover: $5
Starlight Concert Series:

The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing)
Brummel Park
Evanston, IL (map)
Live Music: 7:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Barb City Swing Connection home page facebook group (swing dancing) O'Leary's Restaurant and Pub home page facebook page
260 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
DJ: 8:00pm-10:30pm
Cover: $5
Red Hot Westie Tuesdays Dolphin home page facebook page twitter stream
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $8
Wednesday 16
Jake Sanders (guitar, banjo)
& John Donatowicz (guitar, banjo)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Chi-Town Hotshots facebook page (ragtime, roaring 20's, kick brass blues) Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover

Jazz Community Big Band home page facebook page (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under with student ID)
David Allan Coe home page myspace page facebook page (country, outlaw country)
Brett Conlin
Reggie's Rock Club home page
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
CANCELLED (rescheduled for 11/01/2014)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $80 (front row), $50 (above stage, or dinner with early entry and poster), $25 general admission
Rick Sherry
Joel Paterson myspace page youtube channel (guitar)
Beau Sample myspace page (string bass)
and Smokey Campbell

substituting for:

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
Wednesday Swings
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (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: $6 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 17
Miss Tess and the Talkbacks home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, blues, swing, country)
Bailey Dee and her Late Night Bait home page facebook page
Mayne Stage home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1328 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $15
Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
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
Cash Box Kings home page myspace page (blues, roots music, americana) Buddy Guy's Legends home page
700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:45am
Cover: $10
Friday 18
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
Le Travaillant facebook page reverbnation artist profile (cajun, zydeco, americana) Maple Tree Inn home page
13301 Olde Western Ave
Blue Island, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Pete Miller's home page
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Chicago Blues Angels home page myspace page facebook page (blues, rockabilly, r&b) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00am
No Cover
Hot Club of Detroit home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, gypsy jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15
The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
50Fifty facebook group (blues dancing, lindy hop) Enso home page facebook page
412 S Wells St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:15pm (blues musicality)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 with Student ID), Lesson: +$3
Swing 'n' Country Dance Club home page facebook group (swing dancing, west coast swing dancing, country dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
DJs: 7:30pm-11:00pm
Dance: $10 ($6 for members, $3 for students)
Saturday 19
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience (zydeco)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (zydeco)

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

No Cover
Rock-a-Billy Rave!

Bailey Dee home page facebook page
Hillbilly Idle myspace page facebook page (rockabilly)
The Orbit Room home page facebook page
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
6:00pm-3:00am
No Cover
St. Charles Park District and
Tri-City Swing home page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing) Present:

facebook event Barn Dance and Bon Fire at Primrose Farm

Jake Sanders Quartet
Primrose Farm home page facebook page
5N726 Crane Rd
St. Charles, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:15pm
Live Music & Dancing: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15 ($10 in advance)

Pie Baking Contest (entries accepted before 7:30pm)
1940's Hangar Dance (fundraiser) home page

The Big Band Sound of Deerfield
Hangar #16 @ Chicago Executive Airport home page
755 Sumac Rd
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Cover: $15 per person, $25 per couple

vintage attire encouraged
The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Pete Miller's home page
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Pistol Pete home page (blues) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Hot Club of Detroit home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, gypsy jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15
Gin Palace Jesters facebook page reverbnation artist profile (country, rockabilly, bluegrass) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
No Cover
Windy City Jitterbug Club home page facebook group (jitterbug, bop, shag, west coast swing dancing) American Legion Post 974 home page
9757 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
DJs: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Donation: $10 ($5 for members)
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)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Dance: $10 ($6 for members), Lesson: $5
Sunday 20
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band) Presents:

West End Jazz Band (sweet & hot jazz)
Glendora House
10225 S Harlem Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL (map)
Show: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cover: $20 at the door ($18 in advance, Swing Dancers: $10, Students with ID: free admission)
WreckLess Chicago facebook page
presents: Sunday Bike Nights (rock'n'roll, r&b, rockabilly)

Band: 3 on the Tree
Three Aces home page facebook page twitter stream
1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL (map)
5:00pm-9:00pm
Live Music: 5:30pm-7:30pm
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 home page facebook 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), $7 (DJ only)
Monday 21
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)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 22
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
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-12:45am
Cover: $10
Red Hot Westie Tuesdays Dolphin home page facebook page twitter stream
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $8
Wednesday 23
Jake Sanders (guitar, banjo)
& John Donatowicz (guitar, banjo)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Wednesday Swings
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (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: $6 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 24
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Ping Tom Memorial Park home page
1700 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (charleston)

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

No Cover
The Sons of Susan facebook page twitter stream (roots music, blues, western swing) Chicago Distilling Company home page facebook page twitter stream
2359 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
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
Friday 25
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
Reverend Horton Heat home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rock, rockabilly)
The Vallures
Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop)
Double Door home page facebook page twitter stream
1571 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
9:00pm
Cover: $20
Rockin' Johnny Burgin home page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Weepin' Willows facebook page youtube channel (country blues, honky tonk, western swing, nashville sound) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm
No Cover
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: $10 ($9 with valid student ID)
Saturday 26
15th Anniversary of Swing Dance at the Willowbrook Ballroom

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)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $14 ($12 with student ID)
Be Bop Battlin Ball facebook page (jive, bop, stroll)
and Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Present:

Pearls Mahone myspace page facebook page youtube channel soundcloud sounds (rockabilly, roots music, country)
13 Tikis myspace page twitter stream (surf)
Them Guilty Aces home page home page reverbnation artist profile twitter stream (rock 'n' roll)
Junior's Sports Bar
2058 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-2:30am
Cover: $10
Chicago Jitterbug Club home page (jitterbug, swing dancing) Elks Lodge (No. 1596) home page
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:30pm
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 27
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 Electric Rag Band
Old Grand Dad
Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $5
Salty Dogs Jazz Band (1920s traditional jazz)

substituting for:

The Fat Babies home page facebook 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), $7 (DJ only)
Monday 28
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Miss Jubilee home page facebook page (jump blues, swing, hot jazz)
Fizz Bar and Grill home page facebook page twitter stream
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10 ($7 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 29
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz) The Green Mill home page facebook page
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Red Hot Westie Tuesdays Dolphin home page facebook page twitter stream
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $8
Wednesday 30
Jake Sanders (guitar, banjo)
& John Donatowicz (guitar, banjo)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Chi-Town Hotshots facebook page (ragtime, roaring 20's, kick brass blues) Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
3471 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-8:45pm
No Cover

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
Wednesday Swings
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (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: $6 (Lessons: +$5 each)
Thursday 31
It's Thursday - Let's Dance! home page

Petra van Nuis home page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
1603 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Pearls Mahone myspace page facebook page youtube channel soundcloud sounds (rockabilly, roots music, country) Brauer House Restaurant home page facebook page twitter stream
1000 N Rohlwing Rd
Lombard, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
No Cover
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page

The Reziduals
Terry White
The Kneesels
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)
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Cover: $6
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