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The 4th annual Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicagos only classical music street festival, returns to Ravenswood on Saturday, August 10 from 1:00 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 11 from 1:00 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine). on Wilson Ave. from Hermitage Ave. to Ravenswood Ave. A $10 suggested donation is requested for entry and benefits the ACM School of Music.
Highlights of the outdoor music festival include “radio play” 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago featuring stories by Ben Hecht in collaboration with director Anderson Lawfer and modern silent films accompanied by live, freshly-composed music. Families will enjoy spirited storytime sessions alongside improvised, live music by The Lucky Trikes plus the Dinder Brothers Family Circus and WTTWs Big Ideas Van.