Upcoming Public Events

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Sunday May 22, 2022

4:00-4:25 PM

Skokie Festival of Cultures

Junior Klezmer Orchestra


On the main stage (outdoors)

The event, held at Skokie’s 19-acre Oakton Park, has grown over nearly three decades from 14 cultures with 1,000 attendees, to more than three dozen cultures and 25,000 visitors, annually. Over two days in May, visitors enjoy ethnic folk music and dance on two stages, arts and crafts, international children's games, food, cultural booths, a merchandise bazaar, a mini train ride around the park, and the festival’s iconic flag display. The festival has been honored with both state and national art event programming awards.

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Wednesday May 25, 2022​

8:30 PM

Concert for Ukraine: A Night of Ukrainian Song and Dance 


Chicago Cossacks

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Mazurdance Dance School

 “Oberig” Children's Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble

Campanella Children's Choir

and singer-songwriter Sofi Fraser

Old Town School of Folk Music

Maurer Concert Hall

4544 North Lincoln Avenue, 

Chicago, IL 60625


​This performance features authentic Ukrainian folk music and dances performed by performers with ties to Ukraine, including dancers, children’s choirs, and a klezmer band.


Ticket proceeds will go to vetted charities providing humanitarian aid: World Central KitchenUnited Help Ukraineand Ukraine TrustChainAt the event, donations to smaller Ukrainian relief organizations will also be accepted.

Tickets ($25 general public / $23 members)


Sunday, June 12, 2022

1:00 - 1:45 PM 

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Cook County Forest Preserve

Oakton Street, West of Lehigh

$5 Suggested Donation

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4th of July Parades

Monday July 4, 2022

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

10:00 AM in Highland Park

The parade route starts at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and St. Johns Avenue, proceeding on St. Johns to Central Avenue, west along Central Avenue, ending at Sunset Woods Park.

12:00 Noon in Skokie

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Sunday August 21, 2022

3:00-3:50 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Quintet


Highland Park Public Library 

494 Laurel Avenue 

Highland Park, IL 60035

The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band Quintet brings "the Joy of Klez" back to the Highland Park Public Library.

Registration is recommended. 


June 4, 2023


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's 40th Anniversary Concert! 

Old Town School of Folk Music

Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 

4544 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago, IL