Thirsty Ears Festival - Chicago's Only Classical Music Street Festival Reinvented
Over the past five years Access Contemporary Music's Thirsty Ears Festival has become an unusual staple of Chicago's busy street festival scene. The festival features the usual food trucks, craft beer and vendor tents but the music is entirely classical.
But 2020 is not the year of gathering safely in large numbers, even outdoors, and so a creative solution was needed. ACM has partnered with innovative tech startup Gesso and VIN312 to reinvent Thirsty Ears as a hybrid walking tour and live concert.
Ticket holders are 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, hear from a composer about how the site inspired them musically and then hear a one-minute piece composed especially for the site performed by ACM musicians.
Each time you complete a site you unlock incentives to support neighborhood businesses like Hazel, Nomadic Ant, the Carbon Arc and more! Your ticket includes one 90-minute block of live music, chosen at ticket purchase.
Thirsty Ears Festival - Chicago's Onl...
Date and Time
Friday Oct 9, 2020Sunday Oct 11, 2020
Click here for audio tour details.
Concerts will take place in the VIN312 parking lot at 4717 N Ravenswood Ave
Audio tour available starting September 30th, concert dates are October 9, 10, 11
$20 per person - General
- includes walking tour and one 90-minute block of music (chosen at ticket purchase)
$30 per person - Marquee
- includes walking tour, one 90-minute block of music and the Sound of Silent Film Festival