Community Events

For information about booking any of our fine folks for your own event, visit our Artist Engagement Services page.


One of a Kind Show + Sale Spring Edition!

Yes, it's back! The One of a Kind Show+Sale Spring Edition returns to the Merchandise Mart this April 27-29! 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.

Tom Stevens Friday, April 27, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Gia Margaret Friday, April 27, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Jarana y Cajon Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Dan Fulkerson Saturday, April 28, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Deanna Devore Sunday, April 29, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Mike Drassler Sunday, April 29, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Skokie's Backlot Bash!

Again, we're working with the great folks out at the Skokie Park District to send some of our Old Town School artists to this year's Backlot Bash — August 24 – 26!

Click for event information and our line-up of performers


Music at the Patio

We are SO excited to be part of the Lincoln Park Zoo's Music at the Patio series this year! Join us on Wednesdays from May 30 – September 26. Sit back, sip and relax at Cafe Brauer this summer!

Click here for our exciting line-up of performers »


Events Around Town

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Linda Smith
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2 - 2:45 PM
at the Portage Cragin Branch of the Chicago Public Library (5108 W Belmont)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Andrea Bunch
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:15 - 1 PM
at the Harold Washington Branch of the Chicago Public Library (400 S State)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Ida y Vuelta
Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11 - 11:45 AM
at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall - 78 E Washington St
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
and
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11 - 11:45 AM
at the Garfield Park Conservatory's Horticulture Hall - 300 N Central Park
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Karen Banks-Lubicz
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

Lindsay Weinberg
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM & 11:15 - 11:45 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Under 24 months Wiggleworms sessions (limit of 20 kids per session)
*Advance registration required via Northbrook Public Library
Music for Kids & Families

Maz Wojciechowska
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library - 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL for Polish Children's Day!
Music for Kids & Families

Chris Walz & Colby Maddox
presented in partnership with the Horner Park Advisory Council
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM
at Ravenswood Manor Park - 4626 N. Manor, Chicago, IL
for the Summer Concert Series in the Park

Wiggleworms with Natalie Galey
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:15 PM
at the Ribfest Chicago Kids Square Stage - Lincoln & Belle Plaine, Chicago

Laura Crotte
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a PreSchool Special Guest Session!
Music for Kids & Families

Brazilian Jazz with Luciano Antonio
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

Rose Nadolsky
Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library - 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL for a Family French Festival!
Music for Kids & Families

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
The Dreamtree Shakers

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
Rockabilly & Modern Country Ensembles led by Jacob Sweet

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

Paul Tyler and an IL Bicentennial Performance
Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6:45 - 7:30 PM
at the River Grove Public Library - 8638 W Grand Ave, River Grove, IL

Skokie's Backlot Bash!
Friday – Sunday, August 24 – 26th, 2018
Judy & Peggy – Friday, August 24, 6:00 - 6:45 PM
The Grape Pickers – Saturday, August 25, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Zacbe Trio – Saturday, August 25, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Chris Walz – Saturday, August 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pat Otto & Aaron Smith – Sunday, August 26, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
The Dreamtree Shakers – Sunday, August 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Karen & Carl – Sunday, August 26, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Johnson & Winters – Sunday, August 26, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Ronnie Malley presents on Middle Eastern Music
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2 - 3 PM
at the
Elk Grove Village Public Library - 1001 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL

Jarochicanos
Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:45 - 7:30 PM
at the River Grove Public Library - 8638 W Grand Ave, River Grove, IL

Mandala presents Ashwaty Chennat
Monday, October 29th, 2018 from 5:30 - 6:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a Diwali Presentation/Performance!
Music for Kids & Families