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March 10, 2022

Early Bird Vendor Registration for 2022 Thirsty Ears Festival

Access Contemporary Music has been bringing ground-breaking, innovative programming to audiences for over a decade. With a focus on introducing new audiences to bold modern music in uniquely approachable settings, ACM makes creativity the norm at this all classical music festival.

Thirsty Ears is Chicago’s only classical music street festival and it features two days of stellar ensembles and soloists, craft beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, food trucks and family-friendly activities that expose kids to music in a fun and meaningful way. Attended by 3,000 people over the course of two days, with room to grow to 5,000, Thirsty Ears appeals to newcomers and classical buffs alike.

“It doesn’t happen often enough…” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“The first and only Chicago street fair celebrating classical music.” Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

“A new music festival eschews the party bands and tribute acts of typical summer affairs in favor of classical music… That’s music to our ears. “ Rebecca Palmore, WTTW

Thirsty 2022 Vendor Packet
Official Thirsty Sponsor Packet 2022-2

 

 

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