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.
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
In the All-Saints Church (Hermitage and Wilson)
4:30 New Moon Opera presents Hansel and Gretel
Kidzone(1:00 to 4:00)
Instrument Petting Zoo