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Old Town School of Folk Music
Type: Live Entertainment, Live Music
Don't let the name of the place fool you - while it has folky performers, this excellent, intimate concert hall offers shows ranging from African music to a full Cuban salsa band (with dancing!). The... Read More
Don't let the name of the place fool you - while it has folky performers, this excellent, intimate concert hall offers shows ranging from African music to a full Cuban salsa band (with dancing!). The venue recently hosted Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith and other cutting edge artists, too. There's not a bad seat in the theater, so don't hesitate to buy seats in the upper level. The venue, which is also a music school, was built by musicians for musicians. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable and even more so if you're a member. Parking is available across the street in a lot or along the street (both are metered). 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 Nightlife: "There are many stellar restaurants in the neighborhood within walking distance."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Old Town School of Folk Music is an intimate, comfortable room presenting a lot more than folk music in a great Chicago neighborhood.
- Early Entertainment: "While it offers beer, wine and snacks for decent prices, venue only accepts cash and the building does not have a cash station. Head to nearby The Grafton for The Daley for a drink before or after the show if you're short on cash."
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: Old Town School of Folk Music lets you enjoy live music in an intimate concert hall setting.