Community Events

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visit our Artist Engagement Services page.


One of a Kind Show + Sale Spring Edition

April 28 - 30

Yes, it's back! The One of a Kind Show+Sale Holiday Edition Spring Edition returns to the Merchandise Mart this April 28-30! And, again, some of the Old Town School's wonderful teaching artists will be performing as you peruse all of the amazing handmade items at the show.

Click here for our line-up of performers »


Toddlers, Tunes and Turtles

Join us again this summer as we partner with the Chicago Park District to provide live musical entertainment for children and families at Toddlers, Tunes and Turtles events all over the city! It's our 60th Birthday this year too - so, come on out and celebrate! All performances are slated for 6-6:45PM.

View the schedule of this year's performers, dates, and parks »


Around Town

Chris Corsale & Bill Brickey
Thursday, April 13th, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
at The Chicago Reader Book Swap in the Old Town School of Folk Music's Szold Hall
4545 N Lincoln Avenue - 2nd floor

Cielito Lindo Trio
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Zacbe Pichardo
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 3 - 3:45 PM
at Fountaindale Public Library - 300 W Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL
for Día de los Niños!

Come say HI at our Old Town School 'activation booth' at
ComEd's Switch on Summer Event
Instrument petting zoo, info on classes, mini song sessions!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 4-7:00 PM
at Buckingham Fountain, Chicago

Anne-Marie Akin
Thursday, May 11th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL - Under 24 months Wiggleworms
*Advance registration required via Northbrook Public Library
Music for Kids & Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 6666 N Lincoln, Lincolnwood
Music for Kids & Families

Jeremy Babcock
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

Mr. Nick Davio
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at DeVry University - 3300 N Campbell, Chicago, IL for Tuesday's Child's Family FunDay!
11:30AM -1 2:00PM - Mini song workshop in vendor area
12:30-1:00PM - Musical performance on stage
Music for Kids & Families

Sunnyside Up
presented in partnership with the Horner Park Advisory Council
Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM
at Ravenswood Manor Park - 4626 N. Manor, Chicago, IL
for the Summer Concert Series in the Park

Laura Crotte
Monday, June 19th, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a Summertime Family Music event!
Music for Kids & Families

The Favorites (led by Chris Corsale)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
at the Vernon Area Public Library - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

The Exceptionals!
A Sensory Celebration Concert for All!
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

Ben Tatar
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Chris Walz
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
for America and World War I - Music From Around the Horn
at the Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library - 5630 N Lincoln in Chicago

Dill Costa Quartet (Brazilian)
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

The Lucky Ducks
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 from 7 - 8:45 PM
at Tighthead Brewing - 161 N Archer Ave, Midlothian, IL
presented by the Fremont Public Library!

The Exceptionals!
A Sensory Celebration Concert for All!
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

Cielito Lindo
Thursday, August 10, 2017 for the National Anthem AND a halftime performance during a Chicago Sky game!! (Tip-off is at 7pm)
at the All-State Arena - 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 7111 W Foster, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

Pineapple Tree (featuring Alisa Rosenthal)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 2392 N Milwaukee, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000