Everyone is invited to come on out to the only outdoor dance floor north of Chicago, where there is live music and dancing on many Thursday evenings this summer. Free lessons begin at 6 p.m., and the live music kicks in at 7 in the 909 Davis plaza, Church Street at Maple Avenue.

 Now in its 14th year in 2013, It’s Thursday, Let’s Dance! will be heating up downtown Evanston on six Thursday nights: June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1.

People of all ages can enjoy dancing to a live band and learning the moves from a professional dance teacher.

Dates and Performers:

June 20: Afinca’o – Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and all rhythms Latin

June 27: Bopology – Chicago’s favorite swing, jazz, Frank Sinatra and jump-blues band

July 11: Shirley King – Sweet home Chicago Blues and R&B in the family tradition of B.B. King

July 18: The Associates – The premiere Motown and variety band of the Midwest

July 25: Unity – Rhythmic and rolling beats of Reggae

Aug. 1: The Flat Cats – Hot swing, jazz, contemporary classics and timeless standards