Concerts & Events

Saturday, December 3, 2016  ♦  5:00 PM — Family Show

Saturday, December 3, 2016  ♦  8:00 PM

Funkadesi 20th Anniversary

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Celebrate 20 years of world music with Chicago's premier global groove group Funkadesi with an afternoon concert for the whole family, followed by a Transglobal Bazaar (included with your ticket!) and an evening concert! Expect many surprise guests for the evening show!


    The 6-Time Winner of The Chicago Music Awards, Funkadesi is capturing the attention of the U.S. and the rest of the globe.

    Funkadesi has been hailed by Time Magazine, and even caught the attention of President Barack Obama, who said: “Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd fired up! There's a lot of funk in that desi!”

    Funkadesi proudly hails from Chicago, representing the diverse multiethnic communities within the city. What distinguishes Funkadesi as a group is each band member's unique and uncompromised cultural/musical contribution merging to create one unifying sound and vision.

    With their not-to-be-missed live shows and visible racial and musical diversity, the band is ideally suited for festivals world music concerts. Funkadesi's one-world sound and positive vibe makes the band a unique and compelling musical force.

    Transglobal Bazaar 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Stay after the family show or come early for the adult show for our Transglobal Bazaar including:
    -Henna tattoos
    -Face Painting
    -Food from Bombay Wraps
    -And FREE activities for kids and adults including a drum circle and dance lessons in African and Bollywood style!

    VIP Tickets Include:

    -Reserved, elevated table seating
    -1 free beverage
    -Backstage access after show

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