August 29 - September 4, 2016

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Monday 29
Tuesday 30
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)
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 Lockport Swing Thing facebook group (lindy hop, swing) American Legion Post 18 home page
15052 S Archer Ave
Lockport, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (swing)
DJs: 7:00pm-9:00pm

donations accepted
Wednesday 31
The Jake Sanders Trio Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:00pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)

Devil in a Woodpile home page (acoustic blues and ragtime)
Alhambra Palace home page
1240 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm-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) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, 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 1
Chicago Jazz Festival home page Chicago Cultural Center home page
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL (map)


Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
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: The Penthouse Playboys home page (jazz, swing, blues)
Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 2
Chicago Jazz Festival home page Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Possible Highlights:

3:30pm-4:30pm (Von Freeman Pavilion - South Promenade): Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra

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

DJ Paul Johnson (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
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-10:00pm
No Cover
Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Willowbrook Ballroom home page facebook page
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $14 ($12 with student ID)
Bonnie Montgomery (country, honky tonk) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm
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 3
Chicago Jazz Festival home page Chicago Cultural Center home page
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL (map)


Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
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

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
Bonnie Montgomery (country, honky tonk) Friendly Tap home page facebook page twitter stream
6733 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
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)
Chris Casello home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, western swing) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm
No Cover
Sunday 4
Chicago Jazz Festival home page Millennium Park home page
201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Possible Highlights:

12:30pm-1:30pm (Jazz and Heritage Pavilion - North Promenade): Erwin Helfer Solo Piano

3:30pm-4:30pm (Jazz and Heritage Pavilion - North Promenade): Doreen's Jazz New Orleans

Chicago SummerDance home page facebook page

The Golden Horse Ranch Band (country)
Spirit of Music Garden @
Grant Park home page
601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 4:00pm-5:00pm (square dancing, contra dancing, line dancing, polka, 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)
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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