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Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
773-728-6000
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Ranked #56 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Type: Performances
Most recent review
- May 14, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Somers, NY
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44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Long since moved main location to charming north side Lincoln Square Area, this Chicago institution has a fab all ages music class program but visitors will be drawn to their great concerts, see website for concerts, prices, times. First Friday is a free hootenanny format but weekends usually are top national and international folk, indie pop, world music acts. The... More

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Dwight, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have been attending shows at Old Town for over 10 years and it has everything to offer in variety of performers, jazz, country, folk, rock, world music, you name it, Old Town can deliver. The hall (seats around 400) is in a very nice neighborhood in Chicago, abundant restaurants within a few blocks. Parking is right across the street.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I've been taking some classes there and go to about one concert every two or three weeks. Quality music, good prices.

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