MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

LINCOLN SQUARE · ON LINCOLN AVE BETWEEN MONTROSE AND WILSON


Friday, July 10th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 11th, 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 12th, 12:00 – 9:00 PM

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Friday, July 10th, 2015

North Stage South Stage Maurer Hall Szold Hall East Lobby
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Jimmy Burns 5:15 - 6:15
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Jimmy Burns (Iron Heart Chicago)

5:15 - 6:15

Iron Heart Chicago presents - Award-winning American soul blues and electric blues slide guitarist fresh off the Iron Heart Chicago tour!

Plena Dance Lesson 6:30 - 7:00
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Plena Dance Lesson

6:30 - 7:00

Dance lesson - with Tito Rodriguez from AfriCaribe

Plena Libre 7:00 - 8:00
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Plena Libre

7:00 - 8:00

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Filtering the sounds of Afro-Caribbean merengue and cumbia and Afro-Cuban mambo and salsa, Plena Libre is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor!

The Mekons 8:45 - 10:00
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The Mekons

8:45 - 10:00

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The Mekons continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos as well as their love for Hank Williams. "The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll." – Lester Bangs

Soft Ledges 6:00 - 7:00
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Soft Ledges

6:00 - 7:00

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Sinewy, soulful storytelling music led by Old Town School teaching artist Shelley Miller.

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Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line

7:30 - 8:30

YouTube

"Struthers sings an old-timey country song about an old-timey country tradition, in a voice as sweet as honeysuckle...This is real country music.." – NPR Music

Feufollet 9:00 - 10:00
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Feufollet

9:00 - 10:00

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Grammy nominated band of youthful Acadians heralded as the future of Cajun music.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

North Stage South Stage Maurer Hall Szold Hall East Lobby
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Happy Birthday Wiggleworms

12:00 - 1:00

Featuring your favorite Wiggleworms teachers: Lindsay, Jarod, Diana, Maryanne, Nick, and Laura

Somos El Barco Parade 1:00 - 1:25
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Somos El Barco Parade

1:00 - 1:25

w/ Jarana & Fiddle

Learn to sing and play the beautiful tune, Somos el Barco. Then, climb in the giant puppet boat and parade together in song!

PARACHUTE GAMES 1:25 - 1:55
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PARACHUTE GAMES

1:25 - 1:55

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Cowboy Jesus & The Sugar Bums

2:00 - 2:30

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Drum Circle w/ Lenny Marsh

2:30 - 3:15

Join in and make some noise with Lenny and your new festival friends. Drums will be available for everyone!

Kermit Ruffins 3:45 - 4:45
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Kermit Ruffins

3:45 - 4:45

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If the beloved Big Easy ambassador isn't busy playing himself in the HBO Series Tremé or cooking soul food at his restaurant Kermit's Tremé Speakeasy, Kermit Ruffins is undoubtedly on a stage doing what he does best — entertaining people and having a good time!

Al Scorch 5:30 - 6:30
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Al Scorch

5:30 - 6:30

Literate roots music with a post-punk DIY sensibility, Al Scorch is a burning claw-hammer banjoist and rambunctious force of nature.

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Offstage: Hula Hoop Lesson

6:30 - 7:00

You don’t have to be a kid to hula hoop! Renee Nanzer will get you spinning, and the Bungaloons will encourage hooping. We’ll have hoops for you to use. All ages welcome!

The Bungaloons 7:00 - 8:00
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The Bungaloons

7:00 - 8:00

The Bungaloons walk a musical tightrope, swaying maddened between psychedelic notes of croon and cool blue swing.

Urge Overkill 9:00 - 10:00
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Urge Overkill

9:00 - 10:00

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Urge Overkill's Eddie "King" Roeser, and Nash Kato provide a two singer-songwriter/two guitar attack. Stylish outfits, matching medallions, and outrageous attitudes earned the group a popular following. Urge's "The Supersonic Storybook" album is on Spin magazine's 20 Best Albums of 1991. The Stull EP features the song "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon", which was discovered by Quentin Tarantino and immortalized in a seminal scene in the movie "Pulp Fiction" became a multi-platinum-selling worldwide hit. Urge opened for Nirvana on the American and European "Nevermind" tour, and hit the road with Pearl Jam as well, experiencing the '90s in arena-style. Urge Overkill's first album in 16 years, Rock & Roll Submarine, is the critically acclaimed new album from UO, earning 4 stars from Mojo Magazine, and delighting hungry fans worldwide. Now is the time to discover the 21st Century Urge Overkill.

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Old Town School Community Choir

12:00 - 12:30

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Miles Trio 1:00 - 1:45
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Miles Trio

1:00 - 1:45

The Miles Trio includes Geraldo de Oliveira on percussion, David Jennings on vibes, and longtime Old Town School teaching artist and master musician Michael Miles on banjo, guitar, and vocals.

Tremolux 2:00 - 2:45
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Tremolux

2:00 - 2:45

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Americana with Old Town School teaching artist Jon Spiegel

Going Dark 3:15 - 4:15
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Going Dark

3:15 - 4:15

(OTS teens) with special guests

Lost Bayou Ramblers 4:45 - 5:45
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Lost Bayou Ramblers

4:45 - 5:45

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One of the most exciting Cajun bands touring today, The Lost Bayou Ramblers were formed by Brothers Louis and Andre Michot over 15 years ago. "The Grammy-nominated group plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, shot through with punk energy and psychedelic fuzz." – NPR World Café

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The Chris Corsale Band

6:30 - 7:30

Old Town School guitar teacher and member of The Right Now debuts his new band!

Bailiff 8:00 - 9:00
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Bailiff

8:00 - 9:00

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Chicago power pop trio with with flourishes of West African blues, Celtic folk, and jagged electro-pop.

2nd Half Guitar Jam 12:30 - 1:15
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2nd Half Guitar Jam

12:30 - 1:15

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13th Midwest Fiddle Championship

1:30 - 2:45

Beatles Ensemble 3:30 - 4:15
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Beatles Ensemble

3:30 - 4:15

Beatles favorites performed live by one of Old Town School's most popular ensemble classes led by Steve Levitt!

'60s Ensemble 4:45 - 5:30
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'60s Ensemble

4:45 - 5:30

Classic music from a classic era that gave the world some of its most memorable jams. Led by Steve Levitt.

Doum Sound 6:30 - 7:15
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Doum Sound

6:30 - 7:15

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World groove roots music.

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Los Vicios De Papá Soundsystem

8:00 - 9:00

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Ska, reggae, cumbia and rock!

Wesli 9:45 - 11:00 Quebec Chicago
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Wesli

8:00 - 9:00

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Born and raised in Haiti, world music artist Wesli comes up as a strong player in this new generation of artists. Multi talented singer, guitar player, percussionist, producer and arranger, he is described as Montreal's revelation.

Quebec Chicago
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Bloom Yoga for Kids & Families

2:00 - 2:30

Start the day off right and center yourself with our Lincoln Square neighbors from Bloom Yoga.

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Stage Combat for Teens & Adults

2:00 - 2:30

Learn how to combine imagination with safety as you learn techniques and choreography for staged theatrical fights. Punches, kicks, slaps and more will be explored and studied. Emphasis will be placed on safety, technique, partnering, acting, and illusion. For kids 12+ and adults. No experience necessary.

Family Barn Dance 4:00 - 5:00
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Family Barn Dance

4:00 - 5:00

Swing your partner at this traditional, all-ages, participatory barn dance. No experience necessary.

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Brazilian Dance Lesson

5:30 - 5:45

Come learn how to samba and put your new moves to work with live music form Old Town School teaching artist and Rio de Janeiro native, Dill Costa. All ages welcome!

Dill Costa Quintet 5:45 - 6:30
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Dill Costa Quintet

5:45 - 6:30

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Brazilian music with Old Town School teaching artist Dill Costa!

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Fiddle Club of the World Battle of the Bands

7:00 - 9:00

Three different genres of fiddle music from across the world battle it out for fiddle supremecy! With Paul Tyler, Juan Rivera, Genevieve Koster, White Mule, Jim Stoynoff and Nicolae Feraru. Come dance to the music or just hang back and watch. Audience participation decides the winners!

Full info on the Battle at drdosido.net »

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Beatboxing w/ Yuri Lane

12:00

Join world renown beatboxer and teen camp counselor Yuri Lane and learn some of the elements of beatboxing. All ages welcome.

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Ukulele 101 w/ Lanialoha Lee

1:00

Lanialoha Lee invites you to a sample class introducing you to the ukulele. Ukes will be available to use, bring your own, or purchase one in the Old Town School Music Store.

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Belly Dance Workshop w/ Erika

2:00

Erika teaches you moves from the Middle East from the world’s oldest recorded dance form - belly dance! All ages welcome. No experience necessary.

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Irish Session with Liz Carroll

3:00

Bring your instruments and join famed fiddler Liz Carroll for an irish session in the East Lobby! All ages welcome.

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Fandango w/ Juan Rivera

4:00

Bring your instruments and explore Mexican fandango with Juan Rivera. All ages welcome.

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

North Stage South Stage Maurer Hall Szold Hall East Lobby
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Hola Wiggleworms w/ Corrientes

12:00 - 12:30

BUBBLES 12:30 - 12:40
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BUBBLES

12:30 - 12:40

Bring your littlest ones by to pass the time with the magic of bubbles!

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RHYTHMCAMP w/ Rick Neuhaus and Diana Laffey

12:40 - 1:25

All ages sing, drum and play along fun with Rick and Diana!

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Mr. Nilsson's Open Orchestra

1:30 - 2:10

Live folk/pop karaoke for kids!

BUBBLES 2:10 - 2:30
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BUBBLES

2:10 - 2:30

Bring your littlest ones by to pass the time with the magic of bubbles!

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Young Stracke All-Stars

2:30 - 3:00

Chicago's Young Stracke All-Stars build bridges between legendary figures like Carl Sandburg & Woody Guthrie and the youth of today.

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Happy Birthday Wiggleworms

3:15 - 4:00

Celebrating 30 Years of Wiggleworms with WW teachers Anne-Marie, Shelley, Jason, Layla, Natalie, Tisa, and Shanta.

The Jazettes 4:00 - 4:15
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The Jazettes

4:00 - 4:15

Jazz Dance with Old Town School children's dance students led by Old Town School teaching artist Miss Nancy.

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House Dance Workshop w/ Boogie McClarin

4:30 - 5:30

Back by popular demand and always a crowd pleaser, Boogie McLarin gets everyone moving to one of Chicago's prime musical exports to the world - House Music! Moves will be aided and abetted by DJ, producer, and remixer extraordinaire David Britton, a mainstay of the Chicago underground house scene for the last 25+ years. All ages welcome!

Hassan Hakmoun 6:00 - 7:00
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Hassan Hakmoun

6:00 - 7:00

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Hassan Hakmoun is one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music. As a master musician his vision and contributions have enabled a unique fusion and blending of traditions, cultures and genres in a world of ever-expanding global communication and exchange. His musical origins are rooted in the African folk music of the Islamic Gnawa sect, descendants from West African slaves brought to North Africa several hundred years ago. Their music combines complicated West African syncopations with long, sinuous North African melodies. Gnawa musicians often express their religious devotion through their music, using it to enter into spiritual trance states.

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Robbie Fulks's Bluegrass Explosion

7:45 - 9:00

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"Mr. Fulks is more than a songwriter. He's a gifted guitarist who has taught for years at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, he's a soulful singer with an expressive honky-tonk tenor, and he's a natural performer...one part artful country, one part artful sendup of country and one part a little of everything else." - New York Times

The Charming Axe 12:15 - 1:00
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The Charming Axe

12:15 - 1:00

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Formed in the hallowed halls of the Old Town School over a love of pure mountain-style harmonies, the members of Charming Axe, veteran Old Town School teacher Rob Newhouse, Eugenia Elliott, and Hannah Hill, sing traditional tunes, contemporary covers, and originals--spanning bluegrass, pop, country, and folk, with lush romantic ballads and lively toe-tappers. The group's Appalachian three part harmony style will be accompanied by Rob Anderlik (guitar), Colby Maddox (mandolin and fiddle), and Andy Wilkins (upright bass).

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Offstage: Brass Class!

1:00 - 1:30

Old Town School brass band class takes it to the street and parades through the festival!

Otis Redding Ensemble 1:30 - 2:15
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Godfathers of Funk and Soul Ensemble: Otis Redding Ensemble

1:30 - 2:15

Vintage soul classics band comprised of all Old Town School students led by teaching artist John Mead.

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Andrew Sa & His Organic Sound

2:45 - 3:30

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Singer-songwriter mixes elements of folk, jazz, gospel, and the blues into his own singular style.

Tangleweed 3:45 - 4:30
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Tangleweed

3:45 - 4:30

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Tangleweed is an acoustic Americana/Bluegrass trio formed in Chicago in 2004, featuring Billy Oh (fiddle), Scott Judd (guitar), and Paul Wargaski (upright bass). Their four CDs have garnered critical praise and worldwide airplay, earning the band invitations to appear at major festivals and quality venues nationwide, including many well-received dates at the Old Town School. Tangleweed is currently preparing their fifth album, "In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing," for Fall 2015 release on the band's own Squatney Records label.

Sidewalk Chalk 5:00 - 6:00
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Sidewalk Chalk

5:00 - 6:00

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Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer. The essence of each performance is captured, with electric and energetic crowds playing as much of a role on the album as the band itself.

The Cactus Blossoms 6:30 - 7:30
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The Cactus Blossoms

6:30 - 7:30

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Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum have been blending their hypnotic harmonies into unforgettable, traditional country songs since 2010. "The brother duet that America is waiting for." – Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion

Tiempo Libre 8:00 - 9:00
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Tiempo Libre

8:00 - 9:00

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Put on your dancing shoes for three-time Grammy nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre!

Gamelan 12:30 - 1:30
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Gamelan

12:30 - 1:30

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A rare, hands-on chance to try out this amazing collection of Javanese instruments with the Chicago chapter of Friends of the Gamelan.

2nd Half Guitar Jam 1:30 - 2:00
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2nd Half Guitar Jam

1:30 - 2:00

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Big Band Jazz Ensemble w/ Jack Cassidy

2:30 - 3:15

Recently formed Old Town School of Music BIG Band performs selections from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, and more!

Betti Xiang 3:45 - 4:30
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Betti Xiang

3:45 - 4:30

Iron Heart Chicago presents master erhu musician fresh off the Iron Heart Chicago tour of the CTA!

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Celebrating Tradition Performance

5:00 - 5:20

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Celebrating Tradition Jam w/ Peggy & Maura

5:20 - 6:00

Long-running folk class led by Peggy and Maura. Bring your voices and sing-along to tunes passed down through the generations.

Piano Bar 101 6:30 - 8:30
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Piano Bar 101

6:30 - 8:30

Dedicated to Old Town School teaching artist Gwen Pippin. Join in with Mick and Bob for all your favorite cabaret tunes and standards.

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Jam for Michael Mann

3:00

Bring your instruments and voices to honor Old Town School teaching artist Michael Mann by singing some of his favorite songs with Tom Ryan.

Old Town School of Folk Music Bandstand
Ed Holstein Orchestra 4:00 - 4:30
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Ed Holstein Orchestra

4:00 - 4:30

Fantastic folk trio led by Chicago troubadour and Old Town School teaching artist Ed Holstein!

4D Blues Band 4:40-5:10pm
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4D Blues Band

4:40-5:10pm

Electric blues featuring Old Town School teaching artist Chris Winters!

Brother Moose 5:20 - 5:50
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Brother Moose

5:20 - 5:50

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Brother Moose sings fractured folk songs accompanied by his deft American Primitive fingerstyle guitar playing.

The Thirds 6:00 - 6:30
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The Thirds

6:00 - 6:30

With singer-songwriter and Old Town School teaching artist Samantha Turner

Twangdogs 6:40 - 7:10
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Twangdogs

6:40 - 7:10

Twangdogs are comprised of long-time Old Town School students who play country, rock 'n' roll -- and everything in between.

Dean of Women 7:20 - 7:50
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Dean of Women

7:20 - 7:50

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Queer ska featuring Jenny Urban, Scott Free, Stella, and Michael Grimes.

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Tap w/ Reggio

12:00

Come dance with one of our most charismatic teachers! Reggio McLaughlin keeps the tap tradition alive. Tap shoes not required. All ages welcome!

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Traditions of the World, A Conversation with Betti Xiang, Jim Stoynoff, and Nicolae Feraru

1:00

Join some of the amazing artists fresh off the Iron Heart Chicago CTA performances. Hosted by Old Town School's Executive Director, Bau Graves, and fiddle teacher and folklorist, Paul Tyler.

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Blues guitar w/ Jimmy Burns

2:00

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Harmonica Workshop w/ Zoe

3:00 - 3:30

Zoe Savage introduces you to the wonderful world of Chicago blues. Bring your own harmonica or we’ll provide one for the first 25 people! All ages welcome. No experience necessary.

Muscovy Ducks 3:30 - 4:00
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Muscovy Ducks

3:30 - 4:00

The Muscovy Ducks are made up of students from Zoe Savage's Cajun Harmonica class at the Old Town School performing classic pieces in Cajun French and originals in English.

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Banjo for Beginners w/ Matt Brown

4:00

Always wanted to learn the banjo? Here’s your chance to try it out before taking a class at Old Town School. Bring your own banjo or we’ll have a few on hand. With Old Town School teaching artist Matt Brown. No experience necessary.