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Square Roots Festival returns to Lincoln Square July 11th-13th

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Square Roots, the one-of-a-kind craft beer and music experience, returns to Lincoln Square July 11th-13th with more than 50 acts on four stages, and 30 regional craft brews paired with Lincoln Square’s finest restaurants and artisans. Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, the three-day festival will feature music, dance parties, participatory jams and plenty of family fun activities.

Festivalgoers can expect multiple music stages, both inside the Old Town School and outside on Lincoln Avenue, programmed with an eclectic and a vibrant mix of performers from local indie rockers to world music stars.

Local acts include Chicago folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong and the world soul groove of Fatbook. Touring acts range from Cajun legends and Grammy winner Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys to powerful Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali to indie folk pop duo Ivan and Alyosha.

A full line-up of performers can be found at http://squareroots.org/music/.

In addition to great music, Square Roots is proud to be one of Chicago’s best craft beer destinations. The festival features the best local and regional craft breweries with a wide variety of styles and flavors. With special tappings throughout the festival, there’s something to quench every type of thirst.

Several popular Midwest breweries will have a presence at Square Roots including Two Brothers, 5 Rabbit, Lagunitas, Ale Syndicate, Temperance, Virtue Cider and Revolution. The full beer list can be found at http://squareroots.org/beer/.

Lincoln Square’s restaurant scene will also be on hand serving up amazing dishes for guests to enjoy with the craft beer pairings. Participating restaurants include Fountainhead, Bistro Campagne, Himmel’s, Monti’s, Big Fork Brand’s, Byron’s Hotdogs, Cheesie’s Pub and Grub, Dinky Donuts, Gather, Bo’s Concessions and Jo Snow. To view a full list of menu offerings, visit http://squareroots.org/vendors/.

With the Old Town School of Folk Music leading the entertainment, there will lots of reasons to twist and shout. From Wiggleworms for the little ones to multicultural dance performances to open, participatory jams as the day rolls into night, Square Roots is perfect for families.

Bring the whole crew by for a Family Barn Dance with kid performers, sing along with kids music favorite Laura Doherty & the Heartbeats, and walk along in a Brazilian Parade with instruments that you make in the art tent, and much, much more!

Proceeds from Square Roots support both Old Town School of Folk Music and Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber programs, including supporting music education scholarships, local shopping programs, ongoing community events and public farmers markets, as well as free summer concerts and artist-in-residence programs at Chicago Public Schools. The financial support garnered from the festival helps make music, dance and fresh food available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstance.

Friday, July 11, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, July 12, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday, July 13, noon-9 p.m.


Square Roots is located at Lincoln Avenue, between Montrose & Wilson Ave.
For more information on the Old Town School of Folk Music please call (773) 728-6000 or visit www.squareroots.org.

Suggested donation of $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/kids, $20 for families.

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