Community Events

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


Wiggleworms at Gallagher Way

Gallagher Way brings Wiggleworms® to you Tuesday mornings May 15 - Sept. 25, led by your favorite performers and Wiggleworms teaching artists. Wiggle along with your friends and neighbors in our newest cultural institution in the heart of Wrigleyville, right outside of Wrigley Field on Clark Street.

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Wiggleworms at Navy Pier

Daily at 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM from June 20-August 24. Join amazing teachers from our Wiggleworms program as they lead children and families in song and movement.

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Wiggleworms at Millennium Park

Running daily on weekdays through August 10, amazing teachers from our Wiggleworms program will lead children and families in song and movement from 10:00 to 10:45 AM in the Family Fun Tent on the Chase Promenade in Millennium Park.

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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!

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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!

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Toddlers, Tunes and Turtles

Join us again this summer as we partner with the Chicago Park District to provide live musical entertainment for children and families at Toddlers, Tunes and Turtles events all over the city! It's our 60th Birthday this year too - so, come on out and celebrate!

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Events Around Town

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

Renee Nanzer
Wednesday, August 15, 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

Karen Banks-Lubicz
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
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

Laura Crotte
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:15 PM
at the Albany Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library - 3401 W Foster, Chicago, IL for a Hispanic Heritage Month performance!
Music for Kids & Families

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

Alisa Rosenthal
Friday, October 5 from 1 - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Mike Drassler
Saturday, October 6 from 11:30am - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Colby Maddox
Sunday, October 7 from 11:30am - 4pm
at the Chicago Botanic Gardens - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL
for the Fall Bulb Festival!

Mandala presents Ashwaty Chennat
Monday, October 29, 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

Alisa Rosenthal
Thursday, November 8, 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