Community Events

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


Skokie Backlot Bash

August 26 - 27

Again, we're working with the great folks out at the Skokie Park District to send some of our Old Town-type talent to this year's Backlot Bash! This year's event is on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27.

Click here for our line-up of performers »


Locally Sourced at the Patio

We are again partnering with the Lincoln Park Zoo to provide awesome local talent to their Locally Sourced at the Patio series of events. Check out the schedule and get ready to sit back, sip and relax at the zoo this summer.

Click here for our line-up of performers »


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! All performances are slated for 6-6:45PM.

View the schedule of this year's performers, dates, and parks »


Around Town

Jeremy Babcock
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

Mr. Nick Davio
Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
at DeVry University - 3300 N Campbell, Chicago, IL for Tuesday's Child's Family FunDay!
11:30AM -1 2:00PM - Mini song workshop in vendor area
12:30-1:00PM - Musical performance on stage
Music for Kids & Families

Sunnyside Up
presented in partnership with the Horner Park Advisory Council
Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM
at Ravenswood Manor Park - 4626 N. Manor, Chicago, IL
for the Summer Concert Series in the Park

Mr. Nick Davio
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 3:30 - 4:15 PM
at the Ribfest Chicago Kids Square Stage - Lincoln & Belle Plaine, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

Irish Dance with Nora Kerr
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 from 4:15 - 4:45 PM
at the Ribfest Chicago Kids Square Stage - Lincoln & Belle Plaine, Chicago

Laura Crotte
Monday, June 19th, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a Summertime Family Music event!
Music for Kids & Families

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
Karpah

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 6 - 8 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

The Favorites (led by Chris Corsale)
Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
at the Vernon Area Public Library - 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL

The Exceptionals!
A Sensory Celebration Concert for All!
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

Bill Brickey and Build A Better World
Thursday, July 6th, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at Oak Park Public Library - 834 Lake St, Oak Park, IL
Music for Kids & Families

Ben Tatar
Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Matt Hendricks Duo presents a Tribute to Willie Dixon
Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:45 PM
at the Lisle Public Library - 777 Front St. Lisle, IL 60532
in partnership with Friends of the Lisle Library

Cielito Lindo
Sunday, July 16, 2017 time TBA
at the Hinsdale Public Library - 20 E Maple, Hinsdale, IL
Music for Kids & Families

Chris Walz
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 6:30 - 7:15 PM
for America and World War I - Music From Around the Horn
at the Budlong Woods branch of the Chicago Public Library - 5630 N Lincoln in Chicago

Dill Costa Quartet (Brazilian)
Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 6:00 - 8:00 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

The Lucky Ducks
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 from 7 - 8:45 PM
at Tighthead Brewing - 161 N Archer Ave, Midlothian, IL
presented by the Fremont Public Library!

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
Little Miss Ann

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

Shaun Whitley
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

The Exceptionals!
A Sensory Celebration Concert for All!
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 PM
at Chicago Botanic Garden
for the Dancin' Sprouts Music Series!

Cielito Lindo
Thursday, August 10, 2017 for the National Anthem AND a halftime performance during a Chicago Sky game!! (Tip-off is at 7pm)
at the All-State Arena - 6920 Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL

Wiggleworms with Lisa Joy DeRosia
Friday, August 11, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
at Chicago History Museum's Hot Dog Fest!

ShooBooty (Summertime Soul with Bill Brickey)
Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
at Chicago History Museum's Hot Dog Fest!

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
The Beatles Ensemble

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 from 6 - 8 PM
at the Welles Park Gazebo Concert Series - 2333 W Sunnyside, Chicago, presented with the Chicago Park District
Music for Kids & Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 7111 W Foster, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

Natalie Galey
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Under 24 months Wiggleworms
*Advance registration required via Northbrook Public Library
Music for Kids & Families

Trio Cielito Lindo
Monday, September 11, 2017 from 6 - 6:45 AM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL
for a Family Music event!
Music for Kids & Families

Pineapple Tree (featuring Alisa Rosenthal)
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 10 - 10:45 AM
at Northbrook Public Library - 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
for their Family Concert Series!
Music for Kids & Families

The Dreamtree Shakers
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
at the Liberty Bank for Savings' Festival - 2392 N Milwaukee, Chicago
Music for Kids & Families

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000