December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017

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Monday 26
Kwanzaa wikipedia article begins
Tuesday 27
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: $7
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 28
The Blue Three (jazz) 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)

Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)
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: $7
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 29
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
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: $7
Friday 30
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
Gerry Hundt 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
The Modern Sounds myspace page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $5
Windy City Fusion facebook page (blues dancing, west coast swing dancing, tango) Forteza Fitness home page facebook page twitter stream
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:15pm

DJs: 9:15pm-2:00am

Cover: $10 ($8 for students), Lesson: $2
Saturday 31
New Year's Eve wikipedia article
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
Them Guilty Aces home page home page reverbnation artist profile twitter stream (rock 'n' roll)

Barbara Clifford and The Shakin' Tailfeathers home page facebook page twitter stream (rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, hillbilly, r&b, country swing)
Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
BC&STF: 7:30pm

TGA: 10:30pm

No Cover
New Year's Eve with C&K
with Carl and Karrie home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Score Sports Center home page
8300 Wolf Rd
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Dinner: 7:30pm-9:00pm

DJs: 9:00pm-1:00pm

Dinner and Dance: $60 (reservations only); Dancing only: $25 ($20 in advance)
Slim Jim Phantom home page myspace page (rockabilly)

Devil Elvis

The Krank Daddies home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)

Reggie's Music Joint home page
2105 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm

Cover: $20
New Year's Eve Speakeasy Cruise home page

The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)
Chicago Elite Yachts home page
600 E Illinois Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:30pm-1:00am

Live Music, DJ, & Performances
Dinner
Open Bar

Cover: $259 (admission for one; $199 early bird price), $499 (admission for two, $569 early bird price), $999 (private table for four)
Sharon Lewis and Texas Fire myspace page facebook page reverbnation artist profile (blues, r&b, soul) Nick's Beer Garden home page facebook page
1516 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
No Cover
The Drake Hotel's New Year's Eve Black-Tie Affair
Palm Court's New Year's Eve Celebration

The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues)
The Palm Court facebook page @
The Drake Hotel home page
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music, Dinner, & Dancing: 9:00pm-12:30am

Cover: $230 per person
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
Sunday 1
New Year's Day wikipedia article
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