Thirsty Ears – Classical Music Street Festival

Integrating Musical Creativity into Everyday Life

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Chicago is a street festival kind of town.  Every summer the city’s streets come alive with food, live music and entertainment.  But, from our perspective, there’s always been something missing: a classical music street festival.

ACM is proud to present the Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s first and only street fest celebrating classical music.  We’re closing Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood to feature eight stellar ensembles and soloists performing music by composers from around the world on the main stage.

We’ll also have food trucks, delicious beer from Artisanal Imports, vendor booths and kid friendly activities from 1:00 to 4:00.

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

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

Parking is limited to street parking


The Main Stage Lineup
1:00   Ravenswood Trio
1:45   Odyssey Quintet
2:30  Peter Ferry Percussion
3:15   Black Oak Ensemble
4:00  Cory Tiffin
5:00  Calumet Chamber Musicians
6:00  Palomar
7:00  Picosa

In the All-Saints Church (Hermitage and Wilson)
4:30  New Moon Opera presents Hansel and Gretel

Kidzone  (1:00 to 4:00)
Lucky Trikes
Instrument Petting Zoo



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Vendor booths:

Cedille Records
Chloe + Isabel Styled by Sandra
Ear Taxi Festival
Groundswell Coffee
Lillstreet Art Center
Po Campo
Urban Pooch
Wellbeing Personalized Healthcare
98.7 WFMT

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