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 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 ACM Student Showcase
2:00 PianoForte Piano Hour
3:00 L+M Duo
4:00  Liza Stepanova – soprano
5:00  V3NTO Brass Trio
6:00  Zafa Collective
7:00  Lakeshore Rush
8:00  ~Nois Ensemble
9:00  Sound of Silent Film Festival

Saturday, August 11 All Saints Church

3:00 Homeroom Presents Physics for Listeners

Sunday, August 12 Main Stage

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

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 Dinder Brothers Family Circus

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



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