The World Music Festival is the year’s biggest bonanza for globally minded listeners—and all 36 shows are totally free.
This year’s event runs September 11-21 in 20 venues around town, with musicians representing 33 nations.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, June 15
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include the Spring Awakening fest, the Taste of Randolph Street, Jack Oblivian, Black Star, the Mountain Goats, and Man or Astro-Man?
The Touré-Raichel Collective vs. Music From Saharan Cellphones: foreigners make better music when they aren’t making it for you
The inaugural Dave Matthews Band Caravan posts up on the lakefront Fri-Sun 7/8-7/10. Part tour, part festival, part celebration of the DMB’s 20th anniversary, the caravan hits four cities this summer; this is its only midwest stop. Gates open at 11 AM each day, and the Dave Matthews Band headlines all three nights. Friday’s show […]
An unusual homage to James Brown this Tuesday at the UIC Forum caps several days of pre-Jazz Festival activities.