Press Room

All media inquiries should be directed to:
Beth Silverman, The Silverman Group, Inc.

Multimedia, filming & access requests:
Dave Zibell, Old Town School Marketing Director
773-751-3351 (email preferred)

General inquiries:
Contact Us


April 12, 2018
Schedule to include new and enhanced programs featuring fitness classes, Green City Market at Gallagher Way, Music Box Theatre Movies at Gallagher Way, Old Town School of Folk Music at Gallagher Way, Sundown Sessions at Gallagher Way, The Line-Up and more »

April 5, 2018
The European Union Grants Old Town School Nearly $300,000 for Two-Year Program Showcasing Diversity Of Europe's Musical Offerings. Getting To Know Europe Grant Is One Of The Largest In School's History, Programming To Include Multiple EU Artist Residencies, Concerts & More »

April 2, 2018
Old Town School of Folk Music names Rashida Phillips to new position of Deputy Director »

February 21, 2018
The Old Town School of Folk Music at 60: Music tonight and every night since 1957 »

November 29, 2017
Melissa Mallinson, Old Town School Education Outreach Program Manager, Joins 30 Other Chicagoland Nonprofit Leaders In The 2018 Allstate Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Program »

October 30, 2017
Old Town School Receives 4th IncentOvate Grant for 2018 "Year Of Creative Youth" (City of Chicago) »

June 5, 2017
Old Town School of Folk Music Explores Musical History Of Chicago With Soundtrack Of The City Summer Concert Series »

June 1, 2017
Square Roots Festival Returns To Lincoln Square July 7-9, 2017 »

March 29, 2017
RICKETTS FAMILY ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY AND RETAIL PARTNERS FOR "PARK AT WRIGLEY" DEVELOPMENT Wrigleyville’s New Town Square features Old Town School of Folk Music, Green City Market Farmers Markets and Music Box Theatre Movie Nights, plus exciting retail, food and beverage offerings »

February 2, 2017
All Are Welcome at Old Town School, A Statement From Exec. Director Bau Graves »

December 19, 2016
Old Town School Awarded 2017 IncentOvate Grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events »

December 12, 2016
Old Town School of Folk Music Launches 60th Anniversary Year with First-Ever New Year Kickoff »

December 8, 2016
Old Town School Awarded 2017 Joyce Award »

September 26, 2016
A little art, a lot of power (Crain's Chicago Business) »


Which Charities Are The Big Winners In The City Budget? » (Crain's Chicago Business)

Through Three Neighborhoods, Revisiting Chicago’s Charms (The New York Times) »

Music: Old Town School of Folk Music (See Chicago TV) »

Old Town School of Folk Music celebrates 60 years ( »

Old Town School To Celebrate 100 Years Of Chicago Musical History ( »

Funkadesi Celebrates 20 Years on 12/3 ( »

77 Beats Gives Final Performance (Chicago Maroon) »

Seun Kuti preview in the Chicago Reader (Chicago Reader) »

The Flatlanders convene for more magic-making (Chicago Tribune) »

Fall's Best Concerts & Music Festival (Chicago Reader) »

Visiting Old Town with Jim Post — and a few happy ghosts along for the ride (Chicago Tribune) »

Pape Cheikh Diouf & La Generation Consciente - Concert Preview (Chicago Reader) »

Sarah Jarosz Gets Personal On Latest Release (Chicago Sun-Times) »

Bela Fleck Has The World On A String (Chicago Tribune) »

Robbie Fulks Enters New Emotional Territory on 'Upland Stories' (Chicago Tribune) »

Lucinda Williams Not Afraid To Explore Uncomfortable Places (Chicago Tribune) »

Robbie Fulks Enters New Emotional Territory on 'Upland Stories' (Chicago Tribune) »

Patti Smith Delivers Uplifting Show At Old Town School (Chicago Tribune) »

A Conversation With Thurston Moore..and more things to do in Chicago this week (Chicago Reader) »

Ushering In Spring With The 2nd Annual Nocturnal Journal Baseball Roundtable - With Chris Farrell (WGN Radio) »

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