CANASTA - Next Sun. 7/22 @ "Square Roots Fest" (presented by The Old Town School)!

(sent on 2012-06-01)

Snap into it!

Well, it’s officially summertime and it’s officially real real HOT. Don’t you worry though; it’ll take more than an excessive heat warning to keep Canasta off the stage!

Next weekend, the Old Town School of Folk Music kicks off its inaugural “Square Roots Festival” in Chicago’s Lincoln Square. And yours truly will be there to close out the Wilson Stage at 6pm that Sunday, 7/22! This is the O.T.S.’s celebration of eclectic music from around the world, tasty local food (including chow from Fountainhead, Pizza D.O.C., Tiny Lounge, Bistro Campagne and more), and perhaps most importantly, CRAFT BEER (supplied by Two Brothers, Metropolitan, Finch’s, 5 Rabbit, New Holland, Founders and others)! And for those of you who missed Wilco’s historic Lake Geneva gig last week, playing just before us - at 5pm - will be the School’s Wilco Ensemble Jam. Also, since this isn’t just any old show, we’ll be raising the bar with the Canasty Horns in tow… Good times!

Now for a quick catch-up… It’s been a busy summer for the members of Canasta. There’ve been international vacations, a wedding (congrats to our intrepid guitarist, Jeremy, and his new wife, Jenny!) and even a mini-golf business venture! But for the band on the whole, the most exciting part was our unforgettable, sold out 10th Anniversary Show at Schubas! We’d like to thank all the loved ones, fans and former members who took part in making it such an amazing experience! After a short spell of reveling in those good vibes, we’ve got our noses back to the grindstone, working on new material. The music’s still taking shape, but we’re quite enthused about what we’ve got cooking so far. Stay tuned, folks!

Sunday, July 22nd
@ Lincoln Ave. & Wilson Ave.
(Chicago, IL)

The Old Town School of Folk Music presents
“Square Roots: Craft Beer & Music Festival”

featuring Canasta
plus an insanely diverse, international, musical line-up!

Show - Noon / Canasta - 6 PM / All Ages
Adults - $10 Donation / Children & Seniors - $5 Donation
Proceeds benefit the Old Town School of Folk Music
and Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce

Square Roots Poster

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