LINCOLN SQUARE — Chicago's homegrown music talent will be in the spotlight in 2017 as part of a year-long celebration of 100 years of the city's music evolution, produced by the Old Town School of Folk Music.
On Monday, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced Old Town School as one of eight recipients of the department's IncentOvate Program, which supports projects that create innovative arts experiences across Chicago.
Old Town's program, called "Soundtrack of the City," will present a concert and dance party for each decade between 1917 and 2017, drawing not only on the music from local artists of the era but also giving the work political and social context.
Performances will be held in unconventional settings, and events will also incorporate historic sites tied to a given era's music, according to the statement announcing the grant.
"Events will also be focal points for collecting community history and memories to produce historic vignettes," the statement read.
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