07/16&17 | Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival


The Celebrate Clark Street World Music Festival is acclaimed by the Chicago Reader for its eclectic lineup of world music, curated by Sound Culture Center for Global Arts. The festival reflects the unique diversity in Rogers Park by presenting music from all four corners of the world encouraging audiences to dance and experience local, national…

07/08-10 | Square Roots Festival


Multiple music stages, both inside the Old Town School and outside on Lincoln Avenue, programmed with a vibrant mix of performers from local indie rockers to world music stars to Old Town School teaching artists and students, paired with the best local and regional craft breweries offering a wide variety of beers. Explore all the…

06/21| Make Music Chicago


Make Music Chicago is a day-long, citywide, DIY music festival that celebrates the musician in us all. Make Music Chicago encourages all Chicagoans to make music regardless of age, ability or preferred musical style. Based on the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Chicago was first presented by Rush Hour Concerts in 2011 at the…

09/11-22 | The 17th Annual World Music Festival Chicago FREE


This city-wide, multi-venue, eleven-day festival has attracted over 650,000 concertgoers and has presented more than 650 artists and ensembles from over 80 countries since it began in 1999. “It’s the biggest world music festival in the country,” says festival director Carlos Tortolero. “It’s free and open to everyone who wants to get a taste of…

Sun 06/21 Make Music Chicago FREE


Make Music Chicago is a live, one-day music festival on the first day of summer that celebrates the ability of everyone to make music. World Music stage :Cecy Santana and Will from Brazil, Chicago Cossacks, Chicago Mariachi Project, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Jia Senghe, Kaiju Daiko, Luciano Antonio, Sid Yiddish And His Candy Store…