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The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture presents the best of today’s international music at the 13th annual World Music Festival: Chicago this September 16 – 22, 2011. A celebration of music from around the globe continues this year at the city-wide, multi-venue, week-long festival. Presented at area museums, parks, cultural centers, plazas, theaters, clubs, and other venues, events include a combination of free and low-cost ticketed concerts, many of which are family friendly.
The festival will showcase traditional and contemporary music from diverse cultures and will include both Chicago debut performances as well as Chicago-based international music groups. The festival will also continue to showcase the diversity of Chicago neighborhoods and its various music venues throughout the city.
•“One World Under One Roof” the open house event on the final night of the festival at the Chicago Cultural Center on September 22
•Radio broadcasts of live performances and interviews on WNUR 89.3 FM
•Free and low-cost events throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods, parks, and museums
A full schedule of performers and events will be announced in the coming months. Information can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter @WMFChicago.
World Music Festival: Chicago has attracted over a half million concertgoers and has presented more than 500 artists and ensembles from over 75 countries since it began in 1999.
World Music Festival: Chicago 2011 is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture and is made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and United Airlines, the Official Airline of the World Music Festival.
Sep 16, 2011 - Sep 22, 2011
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World Music Festival: Chicago 2011
The best international music converges upon Chicago during the annual multi-venue World Music Festival: Chicago, the largest and longest running festival of international music in the US. World Music Festival: Chicago 2011 returns September 16 – 22, 2011 For more information, please visit
See event listings for specfic times (see related events).
Various Locations, including the Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
World Music Festival: Chicago 2011 includes free and ticketed events. See event listings for admission costs (see related events when available).
For additional information please visit http://worldmusicfestivalchicago.org
For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.