Old Town School of Folk Music
While it has folky performers, this excellent, intimate concert hall offers shows ranging from African music to holiday entertainment. How about The Nut Tapper which recreates the holiday classic... Read More
While it has folky performers, this excellent, intimate concert hall offers shows ranging from African music to holiday entertainment. How about The Nut Tapper which recreates the holiday classic Nutcracker with rhythms of tap, Spanish flamenco and Mexican zapateado. The Irish Christmas in America show features lively music, song and dance plus plenty of humor. It's the 20th edition of Songs of Good Cheer, a caroling party showcasing exceptional musicians from the School. Not a fan of holiday tunes? December also brings Richard Thompson, Hot Tuna Acoustic and On Big Shoulders, some of Chicago's best musicians playing songs rooted in the city's deep musical history. The release show with the full band is on Dec. 2. Check the web site for other December show dates. There's not a bad seat in the house, so don't hesitate to buy seats in the upper level. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable.
- Things to Do in December: "There are more than a few excellent restaurants on the block, so consider grabbing dinner before or after a show for a completely wonderful evening in Chicago."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: The venue was built by musicians for musicians: it's intimate and tickets are reasonably priced which is helpful especially in December.