Old Town School of Folk Music’s executive director steps down

On January 3, 2019, the Old Town School of Folk Music announced that executive director James “Bau” Graves was stepping down from his position for health issues. Graves had served as executive director of the Old Town School since 2007. In early November 2018, Graves was hospitalized for blockages in three coronary arteries, according to a statement from the school. His resignation …

Teenagers in Chicago Can Now Attend Live Music, Dance, Theater for Just $5. Here’s How.

Urban Gateways, a Chicago non-profit dedicated to engaging young people in arts experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change, just launched the Teen Arts Pass (TAP). Teens ages 13-19 can register for free online to get a pass that allows them to buy $5 tickets to performances around the city. From the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lyric Opera of …

The Old Town School of Folk Music at 60: Music tonight and every night since 1957

Over the last sixty years the Old Town School of Folk Music has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest non-profit community arts school in the United States.