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Concerts & Events

Thursday — Saturday, August 25 - 27, 2022

Fretboard Summit 2022 - All Access Presale

4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625 · 773.728.6000


Fretboard Summit 2022 - All Access Presale

Old Town School of Folk Music and the Fretboard Journal are excited to announce the first-ever Fretboard Summit at Old Town School from August 25th-27th at the Old Town School's beautiful campus in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

This exciting, new collaborative event will showcase beautiful, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed instruments, exhibited by the luthiers themselves, a concert series with performances by renowned musicians, and intimate workshops, pop-up museums, and lectures for musicians, makers, and enthusiasts alike.

Advance 3-Day All Access Passes are on sale now. Limited to the first 300 tickets sold, secure your spot to this one-of-a-kind experience in Chicago.

Your All Access pass includes:

  • Priority access to luthier showcases
  • General admission to each day's featured concert
  • Artist workshops by renowned musicians

    Just announced: performances from The Milk Carton Kids and Molly Tuttle!

    Additional details, schedules, more performances & workshops available soon.