Community Events

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


One of a Kind Show + Sale Spring Edition!

Yes, it's back! The One of a Kind Show+Sale Spring Edition returns to the Merchandise Mart this April 27-29! And, again, some of the Old Town School's wonderful teaching artists will be performing as you peruse all of the amazing handmade items at the show.

Check out the schedule here »


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! This year's event runs August 24-26...check out the list of our acts here and more about the whole thing here!

Click here for our line-up of performers »


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!

Click here for our exciting line-up of performers »


Around Town

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Linda Smith
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2 - 2:45 PM
at the Portage Cragin Branch of the Chicago Public Library (5108 W Belmont)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Voice of the People Special Edition with Mary Peterson & Andrea Bunch
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:15 - 1 PM
at the Harold Washington Branch of the Chicago Public Library (400 S State)
for a One Book, One Chicago performance!

Ida y Vuelta
Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 11 - 11:45 AM
at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall - 78 E Washington St
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
and
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 11 - 11:45 AM
at the Garfield Park Conservatory's Horticulture Hall - 300 N Central Park
as part of the DCASE Juicebox Series!
Music for Kids & Families

Karen Banks-Lubicz
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 10:30 - 11:00 AM
at the Northbrook Public Library - Mixed-age Wiggleworms Session
Music for Kids & Families

Lindsay Weinberg
Thursday, May 17, 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

Maz Wojciechowska
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library - 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL for Polish Children's Day!
Music for Kids & Families

Chris Walz & Colby Maddox
presented in partnership with the Horner Park Advisory Council
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:00 - 9:00 PM
at Ravenswood Manor Park - 4626 N. Manor, Chicago, IL
for the Summer Concert Series in the Park

Wiggleworms with Shaun Whitley
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 3:30 - 4:15 PM
at the Ribfest Chicago Kids Square Stage - Lincoln & Belle Plaine, Chicago

Laura Crotte
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library-South Branch - 1711 W Algonquin, Mount Prospect, IL for a PreSchool Special Guest Session!
Music for Kids & Families

Brazilian Jazz with Luciano Antonio
Tuesday, June 26th, 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

Rose Nadolsky
Monday, July 9, 2018 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM
at the Mount Prospect Public Library - 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL for a Family French Festival!
Music for Kids & Families

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
The Dreamtree Shakers

Tuesday, July 24th, 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

Old Town School of Folk Music presents
Rockabilly & Modern Country Ensembles led by Jacob Sweet

Tuesday, August 14th, 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

Ronnie Malley presents on Middle Eastern Music
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 from 2 - 3 PM
at the Elk Grove Village Public Library - 1001 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL

Mandala presents Ashwaty Chennat
Monday, October 29th, 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

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