March 2018

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Thursday 1
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 Screamin' End home page myspace page facebook page (roots music, rockabilly, blues)

Martyrs home page facebook page twitter stream
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-1:00am

Cover: $7
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: $8
Friday 2
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
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders facebook page (country)

Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm

Cover: $8
First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing dancing) Big City Swing home page facebook page
1850 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm

Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight

Cost: $10
Saturday 3
Webb Wilder home page myspace page facebook page youtube channel (americana, rock, roots music)

Chris Casello home page myspace page (country, rockabilly, western swing)

Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm

Cover: $15
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)
Sunday 4
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Monday 5
Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park home page
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm

No Cover
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
Fizz Swing Dancing home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Shorty and the Sugar Pushers facebook page (jazz)
Lion Head Pub home page facebook page twitter stream
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)

Live Music, Dancing, & DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $10 ($7 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 6
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
Swinging at the Sands facebook group (swing dancing) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lesson (beg): 7:00pm

Lesson (int): 7:45pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $7 (dancing only), plus $5 (per lesson)
Wednesday 7
The Fat Babies home page facebook page (1920s & 1930s jazz)

with Mike Davis

and Jacob Zimmerman

Fitzgerald's Nightclub home page facebook page twitter stream
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:30pm

Cover: $10
Devil in a Woodpile home page (acoustic blues and ragtime)

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) 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 8
Bix Fest XXIX home page
(A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke)

Bus Tour
Delta Hotel
7111 Washington Ave
Racine, WI (map)
Bus tour: 10:00am-8:00pm

Hot Renaissance Musician's Jam at Pudgy's: 9:00pm-???

weekend pass (with bus tour): $110; bus tour only: $35
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: $8
Friday 9
Bix Fest XXIX home page
(A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke)

Jam Session (concert)
Delta Hotel
7111 Washington Ave
Racine, WI (map)
Record Sales: 9:00am-6:00pm

Lecture (Essential Armstrong): 3:00pm

Show: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Jam Session: 7:00pm-???

Films: 8:00pm-Midnight

Late night record spinning: 9:00pm (free)

weekend pass (without bus tour): $95; friday jazz and films: $10, friday record sales: $5
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
Saturday 10
Bix Fest XXIX home page
(A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke)

Honky Tonk Gang

The Galaxie Girls home page facebook page

Delta Hotel
7111 Washington Ave
Racine, WI (map)
Record Sales: 9:00am-4:00pm

Lecture (Essential Tram): 1:00pm

Mystery Record Contest: 3:00pm

Show: 7:00pm-1:00am

Jam session: after concert (free)

Late night record spinning (free)

weekend pass (without bus tour): $95; saturday show: $35, saturday lectures and contest: $5 each; saturday record sales: $5
Traffic Jam! home page facebook page (swing dancing, soul dancing) Forteza Fitness home page facebook page twitter stream
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:15pm-9:00pm

DJs: 9:00pm-12:30am

Cover: $10 ($5 for students with valid ID)
Sunday 11
Daylight Saving Time wikipedia article begins
Bix Fest XXIX home page
(A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke)

Dorsey Brothers Orchestra

Sweet Sheiks

Reginald Robinson

John Reed-Torres

Delta Hotel
7111 Washington Ave
Racine, WI (map)
Show: Noon-7:00pm

Bix birthday cake: 3:00pm

Extra Innings Jam Session: 8:00pm-??? (free)

weekend pass (without bus tour): $95; sunday show: $30
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Monday 12
Fizz Swing Dancing home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing) Lion Head Pub home page facebook page twitter stream
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)

DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 13
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
Swinging at the Sands facebook group (swing dancing) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lesson (beg): 7:00pm

Lesson (int): 7:45pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $7 for the dancing, $5 more for the class
Wednesday 14
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
Chicago Balboa Underground home page facebook group (balboa, bal-swing)

Wonderful Wednesday Balboa Social (balboa, bal-swing, swing, lindy hop)
Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro home page
3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (balboa)

DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $10 ($5 students)
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 15
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: $8
Friday 16
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
Saturday 17
Saint Patrick's Day wikipedia article
Sunday 18
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band)

Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago soundcloud sounds (big band 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)
Outcast Jazz Band blogspot blog (big band swing) Fitz's Spare Keys home page facebook page
119 N York St
Elmhurst, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-10:00pm

No Cover
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Monday 19
Fizz Swing Dancing home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing) Lion Head Pub home page facebook page twitter stream
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)

DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $7 ($5 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 20
Vernal Equinox wikipedia article
Primary Election Chicago Voter Info home page (plus links to area election agencies) Polling Places open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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
Swinging at the Sands facebook group (swing dancing)

The Rhythm Rockets facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing)
Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lesson (beg): 7:00pm

Lesson (int): 7:45pm

Live Music, Dancing, & DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $15 ($10 w/ valid student ID); $5 more for the intermediate lesson
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 21
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 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
Violet Hour at the Loft (lindy hop, balboa, collegiate shag, swing) Ravenswood Loft home page
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 7:30pm-10:00pm

Cover: $8
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 22
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: $8
Friday 23
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
Ravenswood Rumble

Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll)

Bailey Dee home page facebook page

Ravenswood Loft home page
4437 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight

Cover: $15
East meets West Swing Night (swing dancing, east coast swing, west coast swing) Chicago Dance home page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
309 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm

DJs: 8:45pm-11:00pm

Cover: $8
Saturday 24
Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) Frankie's Blue Room home page
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson (swing dancing): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $8
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Club Arcada home page
105 E Main St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $10
Sunday 25
Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s) Honky Tonk BBQ home page facebook page
1800 S Racine Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Monday 26
Fizz Swing Dancing home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Cloud Gate Rhythm

Lion Head Pub home page facebook page twitter stream
2251 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm (swing)

Live Music, Dancing, & DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $10 ($7 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 27
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
Swinging at the Sands facebook group (swing dancing) Downers Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill home page facebook page
1211 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL (map)
Lesson (beg): 7:00pm

Lesson (int): 7:45pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:30pm

Cover: $7 for the dancing, $5 more for the class
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)

Bailey Dee home page facebook page

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: $8
Friday 30
Passover wikipedia article begins at sunset
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 Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, 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) Dance Center Chicago home page facebook page
3868 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:15pm

DJs: 9:15pm-1:30am

Cover: $10 ($8 for students), Lesson: $2
Saturday 31
Bluetopia home page facebook group twitter stream (blues dancing) Fred Astaire Dance Studio home page
1239 W Lake St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dance)

DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am

Cover: $10 ($9 with valid student ID)
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