August 10 - 16, 2015

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Monday 10
Chicago Boogie Ensemble (blues, jazz, funk, soul)
Township home page facebook page twitter stream
2200 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $7
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 11
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
Wednesday 12
The Jake Sanders Hot Three Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Leeann Skoda home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (american roots music) Untitled home page facebook page twitter stream
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
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

"Fast Feet" contest
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: $10 ($7 with student ID)
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-11:30pm
Cover: $6 (Lessons: $5 each)
Thursday 13
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: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cover: $5
Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series

Old Grand Dad home page (rock & roll, rockabilly, outlaw country, roots rock)
Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Square
4731 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Hot Summer Nights

Bopology (jazz, swing, jump blues)
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; free for members)
Maxwell Street Serenaders Moxee Kitchen and Mad Mouse Brewery home page facebook page twitter stream
724 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Los Lobos home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (rock, latin, blues) SPACE home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
SOLD OUT

Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $75
Bailey Dee and her Late Night Bait home page facebook page High-Hat Club home page facebook page twitter stream
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-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 14
Honor Flight Chicago home page facebook page twitter stream

VJ Day Swing Dance Flash Mob
Plaza @
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 11:00am-1:00pm
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page facebook page
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm-7:00pm (east coast swing)

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

No Cover
Tri-City Swing home page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)
Shannon Hall
14 N Van Buren St
Batavia, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $12
Chris Casello and the Corsairs home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rockabilly, western swing, country)
Barbara Clifford and The Shakin' Tailfeathers home page facebook page twitter stream (rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, r&b, country swing)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $10
Rockin' Johnny Burgin Band 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
Great Lakes Balboa Experience
Dance Party
Dance Center Chicago home page facebook page
3868 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (beginner balboa), 9:00pm (slow balboa)
DJs: 10:00pm-1:30am
Cover: $15

strictly balboa competition ($20/couple to compete)
Saturday 15
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country) Cole's Bar blogspot
2338 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
Schaumburg Summer Breeze Concert home page

Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)
Lakeside @
Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center
101 Schaumburg Ct
Schaumburg, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-9:00pm
No Cover
Bubbles Brown facebook page (blues, roots music, folk, rock) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-9:30pm
No Cover
Great Lakes Balboa Experience
Saturday Soiree

Jake Sanders Quintet
Arthur Murray Dance Center home page
116 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs, Live Music & Dancing: 8:30pm-1:30am
Cover: $20

8:00pm: balboa jack and jill prelims
10:30pm: balboa jack and jill finals
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)
Andrew Diehl and The Nightmen home page facebook page (blues) The Smoke Daddy home page facebook page twitter stream
1804 W Division St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas home page facebook page (western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
No Cover
Killer Diller Record Hop facebook group (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) The Barrel facebook page
2015 S Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-3:00am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing dancing) The Centre at North Park home page
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (west coast swing)
DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight
Dance: $10 ($6 for members), Lesson: $5
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)
Sunday 16
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band)

Band: Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
with: Kim Cusack (clarinet, saxophone)
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)
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

Weepin' Willows facebook page youtube channel (country blues, honky tonk, western swing, nashville sound)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (counrty two-step, western swing)

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

No Cover
The Starfall Orchestra home page facebook page (big band swing) Durty Nellie's home page facebook page
180 N Smith St, Palatine, IL (map)
Lesson: 5:00pm
Show: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 ($5 with student ID)
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)
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