Event Description

ACM is proud to present the sixth 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 seventeen stellar ensembles and soloists performing music from Beethoven to Shostakovich to Reich and everything in between on the main stage.

There will also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days. Highlights include a special performance of our Sound of Silent Film Festival Saturday at sundown and, to close out the fest on Sunday, a classical remix from Origin of Animal.

Day 1 Main Stage line-up:

2:00 – Frederick Rzewski Tribute
3:00 – Chicago Chamber Music Festival
4:00 – Lakeshore Rush
5:00 – Wurtz-Berger Duo
6:00 – Chicago Ensemble
7:00 – Jonathan Hannau/Kyle Flens
8:00 – Palomar
9:00 – Mini Sound of Silent Film Festival

1758 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
United States
(773) 334-3650