Event Description

ACM is proud to present the second annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only street fest celebrating classical music. We’re closing Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood to feature fifteen 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 Empirical Brewing, vendor booths and kid friendly activities.

$5 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 12

1:00 Katinka Kleijn
2:00 Ursa Ensemble
3:00 Amos Gillespie Quartet
4:00 Crossing Borders Music
5:00 Seasoned Trio
6:00 Gaudete Brass Quintet
7:00 Open G Records
8:00 Picosa Ensemble



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