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Old Town School of Folk Music

Address: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 773-728-6000
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Ranked #52 of 301 Activities in Chicago
Type: Performances
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Type: Performances
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great acts, acoustics, history! They have all sorts of jams and classes available, in addition to wonderful shows!

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chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Old Town School of Folk Music has contributed volumes to the American and World Folk music scene in Chicago and beyond. The support and appreciation that it provides not only for seasoned performers but for up and coming performers and students is beyond measure. Go to a performance, take a class, support this wonderful venue and school!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A wonderful little venue with great acoustics. We saw Hugh Masekela who had everyone on their feet and dancing at the end of the show.

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Old Town School hosts several concerts every week and the acts are very diverse. Recently we saw The Maxwell Street Klemzer Band, Sweet Honey and the Rock, and a concert of Hawaiian Slide Guitar music. Each concert was a great pleasure for us and the rest of the audience. The auditorium is not large, and there are no bad... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
59 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of hearing the folk trio Red Molly at this terrific place. The theatre is intimate and comfortable, and the acoustics are great. The audience really loved the music, and the musicians felt it and expressed their gratitude. I was visiting Chicago only for a few days, but if I lived there, I would be at... More 

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DFW
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

When I was in Chicago with a group someone made arrangements for the group to see a concert at this venue. Honestly, I was not excited and thought about begging off. I am so glad I didn't. We were treated to a concert by Juancho Herrera, a Colombian and Venezuelan guitarist/vocalist. This was entirely outside of my musical experience, and... More 

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Chicago IL
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210 reviews 210 reviews
50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn of The Chicago Tribune have been leading Christmas Carols for fifteen years and this is the first year we bought tickets early enough to this sell out event. What fun! With members of the staff of the School on stage and the crowd festively dressed, we rejoiced and sung together with gusto. A great program... More 

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Northglenn, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Lucky us to be in town when the Old Town School of Folk Music has invited Johnny Sansone to play with several local Blues Harmonica players. The locals were great and Johnny was super. The School is a vibrant community of music-loving people and the shows they sponsor all sound engaging.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Love all types of music, fun to meet the artist after the show. The building was the old neighborhood libarary back in before they moved in so the building is facinating

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Dwight, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This used to be my fave venue but as of late, I have found the quality of entertainment has fallen considerably. Could be because of SPACE in Evanston and City Winery in Chicago who seem to have taken the acts that used to go to Old Town. It's a shame as I love Old Town and its location.

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