Upcoming Public Events

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Sunday, May 16, 2021
3:15-3:45 PM
Skokie Festival of Cultures
Maxwell Street Klezmer Duet
Featuring Alex Koffman and Gail Mangurten

Oakton Park

4701 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076

The Skokie Festival of Cultures was cancelled in 2020. This year, while not celebrating with 20,000 people at one event, the Festival will be celebrated in a series of smaller events throughout the month of May. Bring the entire family and enjoy the fun!​


Cultural Art Performances are free at Oakton Park.

Bring your own blanket or chair. Please practice social distancing.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Evanston Starlight Series

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Kamen East Park, South Blvd. and Barton Sts., Evanston (1111 S. Blvd.)

More information will be forthcoming

Thursday August 5, 2021 
7:30-9:00 PM
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
Maxwell Street Klezmer Band In Concert​

In the back parking lot of

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077


A special performance by the Klezmer Big Band!
Rain Location: Socially distanced, inside Center Theatre​

Box Office (847) 673-6300
Tue-Fri: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM (phones only)

Save the Date:

Friday, September 17, 2021

1:00-2:00 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Trio featuring Alex Koffman, Violin


North Shore Seniors Center, Northfield

Tickets link will be provided when available

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Save the Date:
Saturday, December 4, 2021

8:00-9:00 PM

WFMT's "Folkstage" Radio Broadcast  



The Midnight Special folk music show welcomes Maxwell Street Klezmer Band to perform on the air in their annual Hanukkah celebration!

Members of Folkstage may see the concert live (assuming indoor gatherings are possible).  

To listen to the show, tune in at WFMT 98.7 FM Chicago.

To join Folkstage to see this and other concerts in person, contact WFMT: here.


Sunday, June 12, 2022,

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival


(Rescheduled from 6/7/20 and 6/13/21)


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, The Junior Klezmer Orchestra, and The All-City Congregational Klezmer Band

Details to be announced.

Sunday, June 26, 2022,

3:00 PM 


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman and other singers 

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St.

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

An evening of entertainment that tips the hat in all directions: from the Yiddish Theater to American Big Band, from the Shtetl to the Symphonic.  This one-of-a-kind show will feature Cantor Pavel Roytman, singing favorites like "Belz" and "Rumania." Plus, enjoy a duet with harmonious favorites from the Barry Sisters and the Yiddish Theater. Under the direction of violinist Alex Koffman, classical sophistication is married to theatrical entertainment. 

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Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's 40th Anniversary Concert! 

Old Town School of Folk Music, Date TBA.