Thirsty Ears Festival 2019

Saturday, August 10 1:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 11 1:00 – 8:00 PM

ACM is proud to present the fourth 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 seventeen 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 10 Main Stage

1:00 ACM Student Showcase
2:00 PianoForte Piano Hour – Mio Nakamura
3:00 L+M Duo
4:00  Liza Sobel – soprano
5:00  Zafa Collective
6:00  Wurtz/Berger Duo
7:00  Lakeshore Rush
8:00  ~Nois Ensemble
9:00  Sound of Silent Film Festival

 

Sunday, August 11 Main Stage

1:00  Chicago Chamber Music Festival Young Performers
2:00  PianoForte Piano Hour
3:00  Coalesce Trio
4:00  Picosa
5:00  Ravenswood Winds
6:00  Ian Maksin
7:00  Chicago Ensemble

Sunday, August 11 All Saints Church

2:00 Terry Riley In C Laptop Play-Along
3:00 Origin of Animal Classical Remix

 

KIDZONE

Saturday, August 11
Games all day and these special performances
from the Dinder Brothers Family Circus 1:00 – 6:00

Sunday, August 12
Games all day and these special performances
from the Dinder Brothers Family Circus 1:00 – 6:00

 

Media Sponsor

Piano Sponsors
  

Sound Sponsors

Beer Sponsor

 

Additional Sponsors