Sun, Mar 30th | 11:00 AM
First Friday is the Old Town School's monthly night of music, dance, and community. Bring your instrument, your voice, dancing shoes, a date, your family, or a few friends. The bar is open, and we welcome the public to participate in many ways! Join a jam, sample class, or, for beginners, we have an open rhythm circle with instruments provided, performances, and square dances with live bands.
Admission is $5 for individuals and $10 for families, and activities happen on the West side of the street, at 4544 North Lincoln Avenue. The first event, a family jam called the Gather-All, begins at 6:00 PM.
7:00 PM in the Resource Center
Win Stracke: Chicago's Troubadour
Big Bill in Britain
March Ensemble Madness
7:00 PM in Maurer Hall
Duets & Duos Ensemble, Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, AJG Ensemble, RPA Ensemble, Beach Boys Ensemble, Americana Ensemble, Women's Rock Ensemble, Art Rock Ensemble, Funk Ensemble, Pop Divas Ensemble, and Aughts Ensemble.
6:00 - 7:00 PM
The Gather-All with Jason McInnes
The Gather-All is a chance for musicians of all ages and abilities to make music together. All singers and instruments are welcome. All ages!
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Come play classic tunes and songs with some of the Bluegrass faculty. This jam is open to all. Come watch, listen, pick and sing.
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Song Circle with Cathy Norden
Join us for singing & strumming to oodles of fun tunes!
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Back Porch Blues Jam with Skip Landt
We're picking and playing blues, country, ragtime and more.
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Songwriters' Exchange with Dan Connolly
Share a tune or two with others and gain new insights in our monthly songwriters round robin.
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Family Rhythm Jam with Rick Neuhaus
Stick around after the Gather-All and play some drums!
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Old Time Jam
Play rounds, jigs, fiddle tunes, and singin' songs! Beginner friendly and open to all stringed instruments.
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Voice of the People Jam with Mary Peterson
Voice of the People is a fun open jam that celebrates music's power to uplift and change society.
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Rhythm Circle with Rick Neuhaus
Ages 13 & Up
Instruments provided or bring your own. No experience necessary.
8:00 - 10:00 PM
Jazz Fakebook Jam with Bob Pincus
Calling all Jazzers! Join us for a Jazz Jam session. If you can make sense of a fakebook chart of tunes like "After You've Gone," "All Of Me," or "Perdido," this is the jam for you. All instruments and vocalists welcome.
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Blues After-Jam with Bob Longmire and Annie Mac
Have a good time playing the blues.