April 2018

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Sunday 1
Easter wikipedia article
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 2
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) 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 3
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
Morry Sochat and The Special 20's facebook page (blues, swing, rock n' roll) Buddy Guy's Legends home page
700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-12:45am

Cover: $10
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 4
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
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 5
facebook event bluesSHOUT! 2018 home page facebook page

The Belvederes

Bart Alonzo Band

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 6
New Beer's Eve wikipedia article
facebook event bluesSHOUT! 2018 home page facebook page

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
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 7
facebook event bluesSHOUT! 2018 home page facebook page

Sunday 8
facebook event bluesSHOUT! 2018 home page facebook page

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 9
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
Fizz Swing Dancing home page facebook page (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Bowmanville

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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm

DJs: 8:30pm-11:00pm

No Cover
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 15
Illiana Club of Traditional Jazz home page (traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, big band)

New Orleans Mudcats

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 16
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 17
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 18
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: $15
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 19
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
Jam Session

Chicago Cellar Boys home page facebook page (jazz and hot dance music from the 1920s & 1930s)
American Legion Post 973 home page
4355 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Jam Session: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cover: $5
Friday 20
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
Speakeasy Swing facebook page (swing) 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)
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
Fortnightly (lindy hop, swing dancing) Big City Swing home page facebook page
1850 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm

DJs: 9:00pm-Midnight

Cost: $10
Saturday 21
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)
Joel Paterson home page myspace page youtube channel (guitar)

with: Oscar Wilson (blues)
The California Clipper home page facebook page twitter stream
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:30pm-1:00am

Cover: $5
Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm (balboa)

DJs: 8:30pm-11:00pm

No Cover
Sunday 22
Earth Day wikipedia article
Del McCoury Band home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream reverbnation artist profile (folk, bluegrass) Old Town School of Folk Music home page
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 4:00pm

Cover: $45 ($43 Old Town School Members)
Del McCoury Band home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream reverbnation artist profile (folk, bluegrass) Old Town School of Folk Music home page
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 7:00pm

Cover: $45 ($43 Old Town School Members)
Koffin Kats home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream (rock, psychobilly, punk)

Goddamn Gallows myspace page facebook page (americana, psychobilly, punk)

Against the Grain

The Navite Howl

Reggie's Rock Club home page
2109 S State St
Chicago, IL (map)
7:00pm

Cover: $20 ($15 in advance)
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 23
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 24
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 25
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)

The Westerlees home page facebook page twitter stream (jazz, swing)

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 26
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 27
Arbor Day wikipedia article
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
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 28
Chicago Swing Dance Society home page facebook page facebook group (lindy hop, swing dancing)

Java Jive (lindy hop, swing dancing)
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm (balboa)

DJs: 8:30pm-11:00pm

No Cover
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)
Sunday 29
The Cactus Blossoms home page (country, western swing)

Frankie Lee

Lincoln Hall home page facebook page twitter stream
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Concert: 8:00pm

Cover: $18 ($15 in advance)
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 30
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)
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