Thirsty Ears Festival 2018

Submitted by sethbou on Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:03pm
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

ACM is proud to present the third 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.

$10 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 11 Main Stage

1:00  Emilio Rosario Competition Winners in Concert
2:00  PianoForte Piano Hour – Svetlana Belsky
3:00  Ursa Ensemble
4:00  David Schrader
5:00  UnTwelve
6:00  Kate Dillingham
7:00  Massicotte/Blagoeva Duo
8:00  Tiffin Brothers
9:00  Sound of Silent Film Festival

Saturday, August 11 All Saints Church

2:00 Chicago Composers Orchestra – open rehearsal and discussion
3:30 Chicago Composers Orchestra – concert

Sunday, August 12 Main Stage

1:00  Josephine Yang/Trevor Patrick Watkin
2:00  PianoForte Piano Hour
3:00  Nick Photinos
4:00  Grant Park Music Festival String Quartet
5:00  Amazonland Chamber Players
6:00  Gaudete Brass
7:00  Palomar

Sunday, August 12 All Saints Church

2:00 Terry Riley In C Laptop Play-Along



Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00


***There are vendor spaces still available!  If you are interested in being a vendor at, or sponsoring, Thirsty Ears 2018, please see attached vendor/sponsor packet****


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Location and contact
Wilson Ave. between Hermitage and Ravenswood (ACM Ravenswood)
1758 W. Wilson St
Chicago  Illinois  60640
United States
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