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Old Town School of Folk Music

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December 19, 2018
Chicago's famous folk music school with concerts, classes and workshops. Concerts on Wednesdays are free (donation-only) with world-class musical artists!
October 27, 2018
Concerts plus classes (music, dance, and more)
July 06, 2018
Two Old Town School performance spaces (across the street from each other) anchor the neighborhood as a hub of folk and world music. Check the website ( for the concert and class (music, dance) schedule. World Music Wednesdays are often free.
June 11, 2018
Take music or dancing classes or see live shows
David And Traci
David And Traci
April 30, 2018
Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops that…

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4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone+1 773-728-6000
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Wednesday 9:00 AM