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Events Around Town

Enjoy special family-friendly performances by your favorite Wiggleworms Teaching Artists at Gallagher Way every Tuesday morning from May 14 - September 24! VIEW FULL SCHEDULE ▸

We are also excited to partner with Gallagher Way to bring you live music happy hours in a variety of styles on select Tuesday evenings! VIEW FULL SCHEDULE ▸

Join us around town all summer long for family-friendly performances as part of the Chicago Park District Toddlers, Tunes, and Turtles series from June 24 - July 31. VIEW FULL SCHEDULE ▸

We're delighted to partner with the Chicago Public Library for their Summer at CPL series with programming for kids, teens, and families all summer long. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!
Creative Songwriting for Teens with Abby Lyons
June 11 from 12-1pm - West Lawn Branch at 4020 W 63rd Street
June 13 from 3-4pm - Sulzer Regional Branch at 4455 N Lincoln Avenue
July 23 from 1-2pm - Northtown Branch at 6800 N Western Avenue
July 24 from 2-3pm - Near North Branch at 310 W Division Street

Join Old Town School teaching artists for Irish Sunday Sessions on the patio (weather permitting) at The Green Post- 4749 N Rockwell in Chicago! Music happens 4-6pm with the following leaders; join in or listen and leisure!
June 2- Alec Synakowski & Paul Kaye
June 9 - Conway & Austin
June 16 - Patrick Cannady & Friends
June 23 - Jim DeWan Duo
June 30- Jim McVeigh & Paul Kaye
July 7 - Jim Conway & Paul Kaye
July 14- Conway & Austin
July 21- Jim DeWan Duo
July 28- Jim Conway & Paul Kaye
August 4- Jim McVeigh & Paul Kaye
August 11- Conway & Austin
August 18- Patrick Cannady & Friends
August 25- Alec Synakowski & Paul Kaye
September 1- Jim McVeigh & Paul Kaye

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 10:30-11:15am
for Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!
at Elmhurst Public Library - Elmhurst, IL
*Kids & Families

47th Ward EcoFest
Saturday, June 1 from 10a-2pm
in the Welles Park Gazebo (~2333 W Sunnyside)
10-10:20am Kids Guitar with Jessica Martino
10:30-11am Wiggleworms with Miss Liz
*Kids & Families

Julie Helenius Duo
Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 12:15 - 1:145 PM
at the Jonquil Park Family Fun Fest - 1001 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
*for Kids & Families

Will Fancher
Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 1 - 1:45 PM
at the Westchester Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff Party - 10700 Canterbury St., Westchester, IL

Check out these Old Town School teaching artists at this year's Uptown Art Walk
Saturday, June 8
10 AM - 12:30 PM - Luciano Antonio (Brazilian Jazz)
11 AM - 1:30 PM - Brandi Berry Benson (Baroque & Bluegrass)
12 - 2:30 PM - Ryan Fisher (Three Finger & Scruggs Style Banjo)
1 - 3:30 PM - Shoji Naito (Jazz & Blues Instrumentals)

Jacob Sweet
for the Summer Library Celebration Kickoff! 50th Anniversary edition
Sunday, June 9, 2024 from 1-3pm
at Vernon Area Public Library - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

Rob Newhouse
Monday, June 24, 2024 from 6-7:30pm
at Sulzer Regional Library - 4455 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
for Paper, Vinyl & Song: Johnny Cash

Lamajamal
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 1-2pm
at Vernon Area Public Library - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

Donna Herula Band
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6 - 7:30pm
at the Chicago Botanic Garden - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for their Summer Concert Series

Renéee & The Fam
Thursday, June 27 from 6-830pm
at Giddings Plaza - 4733 N Lincoln Ave
for the Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series!

Michael J. Miles & Jill Kaeding
Thursday, July 4, 2024 from 10 - 11am
at the Chicago Botanic Garden - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for their Morning Music Series

The Dreamtree Shakers
Sunday, July 7, 2024 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
at the Kohl Children's Museum - 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL
*Kids and Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 11 - 11:45am
at Vernon Area Public Library on the Annex Lawn - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL
*Kids & Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
at the Kohl Children's Museum - 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL
*Kids and Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 5 - 7 PM
for Downtown Summer Sounds (partnering with Evanston Early Childhood Council)
at Fountain Square- 1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL
*Kids & Families

We're happy to be peppering the path at this year's Sheffield Garden Walk with some live music throughout the weekend.
Saturday, July 20
12-2 PM - Shoji Naito (Blues and Jazz)
2-4 PM - Barbie Silverman (Vintage Country & Swing)
Sunday, July 21
2-4 PM - Charles Kim (Atmospheric Folk Pop)
3-5 PM - Laird Patten (Three Finger and Clawhammer Banjo)

The Bear Williams Band
Monday, July 22, 2024 from 6 - 7:30pm
at the Chicago Botanic Garden - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for their Summer Concert Series

The Bear Williams Trio
Sunday, July 28, 2024
at the Hinsdale Public Library - 20 E Maple, Hinsdale, IL
for their Summer Concert Series

Jacob Sweet & The Western Harmony
Thursday, August 1 from 6-830pm
at Giddings Plaza - 4733 N Lincoln Ave
for the Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series!

DeRosia Maddox
present "Playing in the Bluegrass"
Tuesday, August 6, 2024 from 1-2pm
at Vernon Area Public Library - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

We're excited for another year of the Skokie Backlot Bash! The fest happens at the intersection of Oakton & Floral in Skokie from August 23-25!
Friday, August 23
6-7:15pm - Henry Hyland (Blues/Americana/R&B)
Saturday, August 24
12:30-1:30pm - Renéee Nanzer (Rock/Pop/Americana)
2:30-3:30pm - Barehand Stringband (Old-Time/Folk)
4:30-5:30pm - Camille McClellan (Alt Rock Singer-Songwriter)
Sunday, August 25
1-2pm - Stevie Doyle (Blues & Beyond - Fingerstyle Guitar)
2-3pm - Will Fancher (Acoustic Folk & Country)
3-4pm - Bear Williams Trio (Blues for Life)
4-5pm - Charles Kim (Rock/Folk/Pop)

Alison Chesley
Thursday, August 29, 2024 from 10 - 11am
at the Chicago Botanic Garden - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for their Morning Music Series

Cielito Lindo
Friday, September 6, 2024 from 7 - 9 PM
at Jacob Playlot Park - 4674 N Virginia
for the Horner Park Advisory Council's Summer Concert Series