Alt-country and Americana music are the two presiding genres at the annual Square Roots festival, which returns to Lincoln Square in July. Presented in conjunction with the nearby Old Town School of Folk Music, attendees can take in sets from more than 70 bands spread across two indoor stages and two outdoor stages while enjoying eclectic fare from nearby restaurants and beer from craft breweries. There will also be a local market where festival-goers can purchase unique products and fine art from regional vendors. Proceeds from the festival benefits small business workshops, community place-making efforts and the Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarship programs.
|Venue name:||Old Town School of Folk Music||Contact:|
4544 N Lincoln Ave
|Cross street:||between Sunnyside and Wilson Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 10:30am–8:30pm; Fri–Sun 10:30am–5pm; closed Sun.|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Western. Bus: 11, 49, 78.|
|Price:||$10 suggested donation, senior/kids $5, families $20|