June 27 - July 3, 2016

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Monday 27
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page twitter stream (lindy hop, swing dancing)

The Craig Gildner Swing Four
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 28
Jazz Community Big Band home page facebook page (big band jazz) Fitz's Spare Keys home page facebook page
119 N York St
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm

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
Wednesday 29
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
Miss Jubilee home page facebook page (jump blues, swing, hot jazz)
Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $15
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 30
35th Annual American Music Festival home page

3 Bands in the Tent
3 Bands in the Club
3 Bands in the Sidebar
Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
5:30pm

Cover: $25, $5 for children (12 and under; welcome until 10:00pm), $120 for a 4-day pass

Some Highlights:

7:15pm (Tent): Sarah Borges (rock, americana, roots music)

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 1
35th Annual American Music Festival home page

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

Cover: $30, $5 for children (12 and under; welcome until 10:00pm)

Some Highlights:

5:00pm (Tent): The Mississippi Mudpuppies

8:30pm (Sidebar): The Girls of the Golden West

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

Mario Smokin Diaz (chicago house music)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ and dancing: 6:00pm-9:00pm

No Cover
Saturday 2
35th Annual American Music Festival home page

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

Cover: $35, $5 for children (12 and under; welcome until 10:00pm)

Some Highlights:

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

4:30pm (Tent): Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (zydeco, blues, reggae, funk, soul)

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
Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

DJ Eric "ET" Taylor (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
Sunday 3
35th Annual American Music Festival home page

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

Cover: $50, $5 for children (12 and under; welcome until 10:00pm)

Some Highlights:

1:30pm (Club): Salty Dogs Jazz Band (1920s traditional jazz)

3:45pm (Tent): Toronzo Cannon home page facebook page (blues, r&b, soul)

5:00pm (Tent): Lonesome Still facebook page (country)

9:00pm (Club): The Cactus Blossoms home page (country, western swing)

9:45pm (Club): Dos Lobos

Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

Al Scorch's Country Soul Ensemble home page myspace page facebook page (americana, folk, post punk)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (country two-step, waltz)

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

No Cover
Dale Watson home page myspace page (country, alternative, americana)
Wayne 'The Train' Hancock home page myspace page facebook page "The King of Juke Joint Swing" (country, western swing, rockabilly)
Izzy and the Catastrophics home page facebook page (rock 'n roll, swing, surf, honky tonk, bebop)
Reggie's Rock Club home page
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm
Cover: $20
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
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