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ABOUT US

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MUSIC & POTLUCKS

Music & Potlucks is a dedicated to nourishing our community by presenting cultural events in support of neighbors experiencing challenging circumstances. 


Music & Potlucks events are memorable and fun! Live acoustic music, delicious food and giving forward are always part of the recipe. Music & Potlucks events can be anything you/we create.  So far our guests have delighted in these gatherings:


  • Acoustic jams with potlucks 
  • Ticketed public concerts and sing-alongs
  • House concerts with potlucks 
  • Birthday Parties
  • Company barbecue
  • A summer-time street festival 
  • Local Musician Showcases
  • Community music lessons


We gather at local restaurants, businesses, non-profits, schools, churches and private homes.

Pass the Tambourine

PASS THE TAMBOURINE

“I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”  - Pete Seeger


Every Music & Potlucks event features an opportunity to give to neighbors in need.  We pass the tambourine around the room at events and collect cash, checks and other helpful items.

Music & Potlucks has collected and forwarded hundreds of pounds of food, toiletries, socks, restaurant gift cards, and more than three thousands dollars. The agencies we support help neighbors experiencing hunger and homelessness in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and the near west suburbs: Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, Housing Forward and a music fund at the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.  


PARTNERS

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