Spring Open House

We’re throwing a party and everyone is invited!
Friday, April 14, 7:00 - 11:00 PM
4545 N. Lincoln Ave.

Share in music, song, and dance at our Spring Open House! We’re celebrating our 60th anniversary this year, and we want you to join us! This evening of free workshops and jams is a great introduction to our community for newcomers and an opportunity for longtime friends to try something new.

Schedule of Events

7:00 - 8:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Room E326
Community Sing with Rebecca Toon

Join Rebecca Toon, Old Town School's Community Choir instructor, for an open community sing. Songs will be drawn from traditional, contemporary, and popular sources. Open to all voices and abilities. Come lift your voice and be a part of the fun!

Voice Program Info »
7:00 - 8:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Room E220
Collective Songwriting with Paula McKernan

Makes new friends and create something beautiful together! Join Old Town School Teaching Artist Paula McKernan for a collective songwriting workshop. By the end of the session, participants will have created their very own song!

Songwriting Program »
8:00 - 9:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Room E330
Dance Jam with Kim Davis

Join Old Town School's Dance and Movement Program Manager and teaching artist, Kim Davis for an open Dance Jam. Learn a few moves and get energized in this activity where free movement reigns! All dance styles and levels are welcome.

Dance Program Info »
8:00 - 9:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Room E221
Return to Guitar with Louis Bardales

Did you play the guitar many moons ago? Are you thinking of picking it back up after a long hiatus? Join Old Town School Teaching Artist Louis Bardales for the first step towards playing again.

Guitar Program Info »
7:30 - 9:30 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Lobby
Voice of the People Jam with Mary Peterson and Andrea Bunch

Through the ballads of the labor movement, the spirituals turned protest songs of the 50’s and 60’s, reggae, contemporary hip hop, and much more, music has served as the Voice of the People. In this informal singalong/jam we'll play protest and solidarity tunes that have shaped and continue to shape movements and cultures in the US and abroad. We’ll learn about the history of the music and the musicians. All instrumentalists, singers and hand clappers are welcome!

Jam Schedule »
7:00 - 10:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave. Room E324
Old Time Jam with Matt Brown

Join Old Town School alumnus Stephen Wade and current Old Town School teaching artist Matt Brown as they bring Matt's monthly Old Time Jam to the School. Bring your instrument and your voice and explore American roots music together!

Jam Schedule »
8:00 PM ·
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ensemble Showcase: Riot Grrl, Big Band Jazz, and Disco Ensembles
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