Community Events

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visit our Artist Engagement Services page.


Old Town School of Folk Music Presents CHICAGO SHOWCASE

Chicago artists performing Live on The Lake! at Navy Pier's Miller Lite Beer Garden.

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Wiggleworms at Navy Pier

Running Wednesdays and Fridays through August 18, amazing teachers from our Wiggleworms program will lead children and families in song and movement at 10:00AM and 11:00AM at Navy Pier.

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Park at Wrigley

Our new partnership with Park at Wrigley brings Wiggleworms® and other performances and interactive arts experiences, led by our performers, ensembles, and teaching artists, to this brand new cultural institution in the heart of Wrigleyville.

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Wiggleworms in the Family Fun Tent at Millennium Park is BACK for 2017!

Daily at 10:00 AM from June 19-August 23, join amazing teachers from our Wiggleworms program as they lead children and families in song and movement. The Family Fun Tent is on the Chase Promenade in Millennium Park.

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Soundtrack Of The City

An exploration through the neighborhoods that embody the rich musical history in Chicago and connect to the social movements and cultural traditions that helped define world-changing musical genres.

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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.

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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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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.

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Around Town

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

Dill Costa Dancers
Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at 4:00 PM
at Welles Park - Sunnyside and Western, Chicago
for Shakespeare in the Park pre-show "Green Show"

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 13th, 2017 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
at Chicago History Museum's Hot Dog Fest!

Matt Hendricks Duo presents a Tribute to Willie Dixon
Sunday, August 13th, 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

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
The Beatles Ensemble

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 from 6:30 - 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

Laura Crotte presents Señor 4 y Señor 5: The Architects of Ancient Civilizations
Sunday, September 16th, 2017 from 1 - 2 PM
at the Little Village Branch of the Chicago Public Library - 2311 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

Istvan & His Imaginary Band
Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 11am-12pm
at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall - 78 E Washington St
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
and
Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11am-12pm
at the Garfield Park Conservatory's Horticulture Hall - 300 N Central Park
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
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