Etran Finatawa

  • Etran Finatawa

The Old Town School of Folk Music has just announced the main-stage lineup for this summer’s annual Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11, in Welles Park. Last year the Old Town School lost a major sponsor, which hurt the event’s budget, and the star power of the bookings fell off sharply. There aren’t any big stars lined up for the 2010 installment either, but the organizers seem to be learning quickly how to do more with less—the variety and quality of the acts are dramatically improved.