Thirsty Ears Festival 2018

Saturday, August 11 1:00 – 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 12 1:00 – 9:00 PM

ACM is proud to present the third annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival!

For two days Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood will be closed to feature fifteen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to Shostakovich to Reich and everything in between on the main stage.

We’ll also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days.

$10 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music, a non-profit organization.

1758 W. Wilson Ave.
Public transportation options:
Brown line Montrose or Damen stop
Ravenswood Metra stop
Lawrence or Montrose Ave. bus

Parking is limited to street parking

MUSIC LINEUP – click to see program and bio info

Saturday, August 11 Main Stage

1:00  Emilio Rosario Competition Winners in Concert.
2:00  PianoForte Piano Hour – Svetlana Belsky/Bernstein Celebration.
3:00  Ursa Ensemble.
4:00  ACM Teacher Showcase w/Trevor Patrick Watkin and Josephine Yang
5:00  UnTwelve.
6:00  Calumet Chamber Musicians
7:00  Kate Dillingham.
8:00  Tiffin Brothers.
9:00  Sound of Silent Film Festival.

Saturday, August 11 All Saints Church

2:00 Chicago Composers Orchestra – open rehearsal and discussion
3:30 Chicago Composers Orchestra – concert

Sunday, August 12 Main Stage

1:00  David Schrader.
2:00  PianoForte Piano Hour – Matt Hagle and Ariella Mak Neiman.
3:00  Nick Photinos.
4:00  Amos Gillespie Quartet
5:00  Amazonland Chamber Players.
6:00  Gaudete Brass.
7:00  Zafa Collective.

Sunday, August 12 All Saints Church

2:00 Terry Riley In C Laptop Play-Along



Saturday, August 11
Games all day and these special performances
2:00 – 4:00 Lucky Trikes
4:00 – 5:00 Dawn-Marie Toddler Jams

Sunday, August 12
Games all day and these special performances
2:00 – 3:00 WTTW Big Ideas Van
3:00 – 5:00 Dinder Brothers Family Circus

98.7 WFMT
Black Dog Gelato
Cedille Records
Chainlinks Bikes
Gulliver’s Candles
JW Sausage Food Truck
Korean Bop Food Truck
Nomadic Ant Jewelry
Po Campo
Timeless Toys
Village Batch
WTTW Chicago
YokoMae Handcrafted


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