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Square Roots Returns July 12-14!

A Real Nice Music & Craft Beer Street Fest!

Square Roots brings together the best of Lincoln Square, Chicago, and beyond, with a great lineup of live music, family fun, local restaurants and vendors, and the best craft beer showcase of any Chicago street fest. Join the fun and support non-profit organizations Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and Old Town School Of Folk Music.

Square Roots is Friday July 12, 5-10pm; Saturday July 13, Noon-10pm; and Sunday July 14, noon-9pm. Square Roots Kid Zone is available on Saturday & Sunday from Noon-6.

Join us in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood on Lincoln Avenue between Montrose & Wilson. Easily accessible from CTA Brown Line Western stop.

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2024 Music Lineup

The New Pornographers

The Big Star Quintet
[With: Jody Stephens (Big Star), Jon Auer (The Posies), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), Pat Sansone & John Stirratt (Wilco)]

The Nude Party • Jon Spencer • Lydia Loveless • Waco Brothers • Reyna Tropical • Finom • Alan Sparhawk • Sinkane • Jah Wobble

Dos Santos • Daniel Villarreal • Cabeza De Chivo • Rudy De Anda • Ivan Singh • Bethany Thomas: Transformer • Hollyy • Renaldo Domino & The Heavy Sounds • Lowdown Brass Band • Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole • The Campbell Brothers • Mandy • Smut • Twin Coast • Okan • Neptune's Core • Ordinary Elephant • Reilly Downes • The Arab Blues • La Tosca • Andy Miller & The 145s • Glass-Beagle • Old Town School Ensembles: Blues Band – Live! • Out Ensemble • Modern Country Ensemble • Live Band Karaoke

Kids Zone Family Stage featuring Wiggleworms, Desueño Dance, Cooper Mariachi Ensemble, Carolina Gomez Jimenez, Sphere, Miss Renée, Moya Cultural Arts, Raging Chihuahuas, Chello! Groove, Family Barn Dance and much more!


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Craft Beer & Beverages

Chicago’s finest craft breweries are on tap at Square Roots!

Thanks to our 2024 Partners:

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Eats & Treats

Check out the delicious & eclectic eats and treats available at Square Roots this year!

Thanks to our 2024 partners:

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Kid Zone & Family Fun

The ever popular Kid Zone will be bigger than ever, taking over Leavitt St. at Sunnyside Ave. on Saturday and Sunday between noon and 6pm.

In addition to the great music and dance on the Sunnyside Stage, new additions for 2024 include an inflatable park & an interactive kids mural experience.

Join in the musical family fun from Old Town School and explore exciting vendors including: Easel Art Studio, Fit City Kids, Lincoln Square Fencing, Nonku's Corner Publishing with free crafts, games & more. Square Roots has something for kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens, you’ll find plenty to do!

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Proceeds from sponsorships, ticket purchases, and gate donations at Square Roots benefit small business workshops and community place-making efforts through Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce and fund Old Town School of Folk Music scholarship programs and free community programming.

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Vendor, Sponsor, & Production Info:

Big Buzz Idea Group
(773) 804-8589

Media Inquiries:

Ripson Group - Lisa Ripson
(312) 493-5921

General Inquiries:

Old Town School of Folk Music
(773) 728-6000

Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber Of Commerce
(872) 806-0685

Band Submissions:

Please email your information to squarerootsbooking@oldtownschool.org

2024 Social Media Kit:

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