Thirsty Ears Classical Music Street Festival

Saturday, August 12 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 13 12:00 – 7:00 PM

ACM is proud to present the second 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 including Empanadas 5411, Pierogi Wagon and Bruges Brothers.

$5 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music.

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



Saturday, August 12

1:00  [sg_popup id=71]Katinka Kleijn[/sg_popup] and [sg_popup id=72]Sebastian Huydts[/sg_popup]
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2:00  [sg_popup id=73]Ursa Ensemble[/sg_popup]
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3:00  [sg_popup id=74]Amos Gillespie Quartet[/sg_popup]
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4:00  [sg_popup id=75]Crossing Borders Music[/sg_popup]  (Sponsored by Hazel Chicago)
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5:00  [sg_popup id=76]Seasoned Trio[/sg_popup]
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6:00  [sg_popup id=77]Gaudete Brass Quintet[/sg_popup]
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7:00  [sg_popup id=78]Chartreuse Ensemble[/sg_popup]
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8:00  [sg_popup id=31]Picosa[/sg_popup]
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3:00 [sg_popup id=94]Ravenswood Community Orchestra[/sg_popup] (All Saints Church)

Sunday, August 13

12:00 Chicago Clarinet Ensemble

1:00 Tiffin Brothers (clarinet and piano)
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2:00 [sg_popup id=29]Black Oak Ensemble[/sg_popup]
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3:00 Mischa Zupko and Sang Mee Lee
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4:00 Grant Park Music Festival String Quartet
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5:00 [sg_popup id=33]Palomar[/sg_popup]
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Saturday, August 12

1:00 Dinder Brothers Family Circus
2:30 WTTW Big Ideas Van
4:00 Sarah Tyyska

Sunday, August 13

12:00 – 2:00 All About Fun Entertainment
2:00 – 4:00 The Lucky Trikes


Beer sponsored by:

Piano sponsored by:

Microphones sponsored by:

Media Sponsor:

Sound sponsored by:


Music sponsored in part by:

Kidzone sponsored in part by:


Additional Support provided by:

AS StandardMark+EC logo          pawar            GRCC-logo-400x400       The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation



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