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Ballroom/Big Band/Nostalgia Music Calendar

please note: all times are CDT.

Chicago Accordion Club with Murl Allen Sanders
Mon, Apr 20 Pre-meeting Entertainment starts at 6:30pm, Main Event 8:00pm
American Legion Post T.H.B. 187 - Elmhurst

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Apr 23 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Luther College Jazz Orchestra
Thu, Apr 23 at 7:30pm
Grace Lutheran Church - River Forest

'Young at Heart' Spring Fling Dinner Dance
Fri, Apr 24 from 5 to 10pm
American Legion Post #974 - Franklin Park

In the Mood
Sun, Apr 26 at 4pm
Governors State University - University Park

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, Apr 26 from 6 to 9:30pm
FitzGerald's - Berwyn

Jazz Community Big Band
Sun, Apr 26 from 3 to 4:30pm
Cutting Hall - Palatine

Ballroom Dancing with The Ron Smolen Orchestra
Sun, Apr 26 at 2pm
Willowbrook Ballroom - Willow Springs

Jazz Community Big Band led by Marianne May
Tue, Apr 28 and EVERY Fourth Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30pm
Tuscano's Restaurant - Schiller Park

Petra van Nuis/Larry Harris Duo
Tue, Apr 28 and EVERY 4th Tuesday from 7:30 to 10pm
Salt Creek Wine Bar - Brookfield

Tuesday Night Big Band
Tue, Apr 28 at 7:30pm
Hackney's on Lake Restaurant - Glenview

The Falconaires Orchestra
Wed, Apr 29 Wednesday, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Arlington Heights Senior Center - Arlington Heights

The Flat Cats Swing Night at Alhambra Palace
Wed, Apr 29 at 8pm
Alhambra Palace - Chicago

"The Guys Who Gave Us Rock!"
Wed, Apr 29 at 6:30pm
Fountaindale Public Library - Bolingbrook

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Apr 30 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

The Falconaires Orchestra In Concert
Fri, May 1
The Theater of The Forest View Educational Center - Arlington Heights

Petra van Nuis/Andy Brown Duo
Fri, May 1 and EVERY 1st Friday from 8 to 11pm
Southport & Irving (SIP) - Chicago

Black and White Gala Show and Dinner Dance
Sat, May 2 from 5 to 11pm
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont

Older Adults Dance
Sun, May 3 at 2pm
York Community High School - Elmhurst

Petra van Nuis/Dennis Luxion Duo
Wed, May 6 and EVERY 1st Wednesday from 6:30 to 10pm
MVie Chicago - Chicago

Monthly Big Band Night with Switch Time Jazz Ensemble
Thu, May 7 from 7 to 9pm (also Thu June 11)
Garden Terrace Banquets - Elk Grove Village

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, May 7 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Petra's Recession Seven
Thu, May 7 and EVERY 1st Thursday from 7:30 to 10:30pm
Fitzgerald's Night Club - Berwyn

The Flat Cats
Fri, May 8 at 9pm
High-Hat Club - Chicago

USA Dance Chicago Chapter Monthly Ballroom Dance and Lesson
Sat, May 9 at 7pm
The Centre at North Park - Franklin Park

Dancing With the Starz!
Benefit Gala for DuPage Senior Citizens Council

Sat, May 9 6:00PM
The Westin Chicago Northwest - Itasca

Community Ballroom Dance and Salsa Lesson
Sat, May 9 at 7:30pm
Triphahn Community Center - Hoffman Estates

Jazz Consortium Big Band
Sun, May 10 and EVERY second Sunday from 6 to 9pm
Durty Nellies - Palatine

Connie Marshall & Ken Champion
Mon, May 11 from 7 to 10:30pm
Des Plaines Elks Lodge - Des Plaines

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, May 14 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Elgin Symphony Orchestra presents...
'Blue Lou' Marini and Mark Bettcher & The Reunion Jazz Ensemble

Thu, May 14 at 7:30pm
Hemmens Cultural Center - Elgin

Barristers Big Band Benefit Ball
Fri, May 15 at 6pm
Standard Club - Chicago

Yorkville Big Band
Sun, May 17 at 6pm
Best Western Plus Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center - Sandwich

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, May 17 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, May 17 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, May 17 from 6 to 9:30pm
FitzGerald's - Berwyn

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, May 21 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
John Burnett Orchestra

Sun, May 24 from 6 to 9:30pm
FitzGerald's - Berwyn

Jazz Community Big Band led by Marianne May
Tue, May 26 and EVERY Fourth Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30pm
Tuscano's Restaurant - Schiller Park

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, May 28 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

WDCB Big Band Jazz Party
Pete Ellman Big Band

Sun, May 31 from 6 to 9:30pm
FitzGerald's - Berwyn

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jun 4 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Johnny Matt Trio
Sat, Jun 6 at 7pm
Des Plaines Elks Lodge - Des Plaines

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Jim Barrett’s Juggernauts

Sun, Jun 7 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Wed, Jun 10 at 7pm
The Holmstad - Batavia

Glenn Miller Orchestra
Wed, Jun 10 at 7pm
The Holmstad - Batavia

Monthly Big Band Night with Switch Time Jazz Ensemble
Thu, Jun 11 from 7 to 9pm
Garden Terrace Banquets - Elk Grove Village

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Festival
Thu, Jun 11 through Sun, June 14th
Various Venues in Clarinda, Iowa - Clarinda, IA

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jun 11 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Franklin Park's Jazz Night
Max Clark Band, Judy Roberts Quartet
and Buddy Rich Big Band

Thu, Jun 11 from 4:30 to 10:30pm
Tower Park - Franklin Park

Jazz Consortium Big Band
Sun, Jun 14 and EVERY second Sunday from 6 to 9pm
Durty Nellies - Palatine

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jun 18 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Jun 21 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Jazz Community Big Band led by Marianne May
Tue, Jun 23 and EVERY Fourth Tuesday from 7:30 to 10:30pm
Tuscano's Restaurant - Schiller Park

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jun 25 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Southern Dance Society Dancing Weekend
Fri, Jun 26 through Sun, June 28th
Country Club Hotel and Spa - Lake Ozark, MO

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jul 2 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jul 9 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jul 16 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Jul 19 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Ann Stewart and The Banjo Buddies Dixieland Band

Sun, Jul 19 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jul 23 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Jul 30 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Johnny Matt Trio
Sat, Aug 1 at 7pm
Des Plaines Elks Lodge - Des Plaines

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Aug 6 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Southern Dance Society Summer Nights Dance
Sun, Aug 9 through Tue, August 11th
Indiana Roof Ballroom - Indianapolis, IN

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Aug 13 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

National Ballroom and Entertainment Association's
Annual Big Band Dancing Weekend

Fri, Aug 14 through August 16th
Col Ballroom - Davenport, IA

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Aug 16 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
TBA

Sun, Aug 16 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Aug 20 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Aug 27 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Sep 3 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Chicago Jazz Festival
Thu, Sep 3 through Sun, Sep 6
Millennium Park - Chicago

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Sep 10 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Original Salty Dogs

Sun, Sep 13 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Sep 17 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Sep 20 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Sep 24 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Oct 1 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Oct 8 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Oct 15 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Oct 18 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
Red Rose Ragtime Jazz Band

Sun, Oct 18 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Oct 22 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Oct 29 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Nov 5 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Nov 12 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Nov 15 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Illiana Club's Monthly Concert
TBA

Sun, Nov 15 from 2 to 5pm
Glendora House Ballroom - Chicago Ridge

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Nov 19 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Nov 26 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Dec 3 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Dec 10 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Dec 17 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Jack Farina Orchestra
Sun, Dec 20 and EVERY third Sunday at 2pm
Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort - Rockford

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Dec 24 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

Swing & Latin Dance with Brian Patti's All-Star Dance Band
Thu, Dec 31 and EVERY Thursday from 7 to 10pm
Mango Mexican Restaurant & Club - Niles

 
 
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