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Walking Tour

Thirsty ears 2020

Thirsty Ears, Chicago’s only classical music street festival is back with an all-new lineup and a new format!

We’re thrilled to present an exciting combination of musical audio walking tour and in-person outdoor concert. Discover Ravenswood and Lincoln Square as you’ve never seen or heard them before!

Your ticket includes entry to all live performances at VIN312 except for Sound of Silent Film which is available at the Marquee level. Click the check boxes to tell us which shows you’re going to so we can ensure social distancing.

Ticket holders are also invited to explore ten sites in Ravenswood and Lincoln Square chosen for their historical and cultural significance. At each site you’ll hear about its history and then hear a short piece composed especially for the site.

Each time you complete a site you unlock rewards from neighborhood businesses.

TICKETS (kids under 18 get in free)
$20 per person – Audio tour and live music

  Hours

Friday, October 9th – 6pm to 18pm

Saturday, October 11th – 2pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, October 11th – 2pm to 7:30pm

  Location

4710 N. Ravenswood (Vin312 Parking Lot)

 

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    Thirsty Ears Festival 2021

    ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live.

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    Thirsty Ears Festival 2019

    ACM’s popular Sound of Silent Film Festival is a unique event featuring new short silent films in every conceivable genre screened with newly-composed musical scores performed live.

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    Thirsty Ears Festival 2018

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

    We’ll also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days.

    $10 suggested donation, all proceeds support the ACM School of Music, a non-profit organization.

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    Thirsty Ears Festival 2017

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

    We’ll also have delicious beer from Empirical Brewing, vendor booths, kid friendly activities and food trucks on both days including Empanadas 5411, Pierogi Wagon and Bruges Brothers.

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