5th Annual Pickin’ On the Kids Bluegrass Benefit!

June 12, 2014


Join us on Saturday, June 28 for a night of talented bluegrass musicians at the 5th Annual Pickin’ on the Kids Bluegrass Benefit!

5th Annual Pickin’ on the Kids
Saturday, June 28 @ 8pm

The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia

Proceeds from Pickin’ on the Kids will go to support IMW’s year-round popular music programs at public and charter schools, park districts, and community centers all over Chicago!

9:00 – Miss Oneida, aka IMW staff Cyndy Fike and Hannah Shefsky

10:00 – Hayward featuring IMW Executive Director Mike Simons and Board Member Brian Black!

11:00 – Bubbly Creek

$10 in advance, $12 at the Door!



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Local Kindie Musicians “Band Together” for Music Education!

March 7, 2014

Band Together FlyerWe’re excited and grateful that 8 stellar Chicago kindie musicians have “banded together” to benefit the IMW Kidz with a matinee concert at one of Chicago’s premier venues and a new digital compilation of previously unreleased tracks!

Come on out to the show, grab yourself a copy of the sampler, and support music education through IMW!

Saturday, March 8th at 3:00PM
Lincoln Hall
2424 N Lincoln Ave
Get Tickets Here

It’s all going down THIS SATURDAY at 3:00pm at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for non-walkers. Hear the artists perform the songs live and get a free download of the album with your ticket purchase!

Can’t wait til the show to hear the tunes from these local talents? Click here to purchase the album featuring singles from each band!

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IMW Night at The Charleston is Thursday March 6!

February 26, 2014


Need a break from the toughest Chicago winter in decades? We’ve got just the remedy! Join us on Thursday, March 6th at The Charleston for an evening out among friends in support of music education.

Our fun-packed evening includes live music from our favorite bluegrass band Hayward from 8:00-10:00 PM (featuring IMW Founder and Executive Director Mike Simons and Board member Brian Black) followed by a set of vinyl classics from DJ Scoopy (IMW’s own Kevin Claxton). We’ll be joined by Celebrity Bartender Psalm One AKA Hologram Kizzie – fresh from the release of her new LP “Hug Life” and ready to serve up your favorites all night!

The Charleston has generously offered to donate 100% of proceeds from the evening to support IMW’s in-school, after-school, and summer music education programs, which will serve over 650 CPS, charter school, and park district students this year.

All these good times for the low, low price of absolutely nothing, so do yourself a favor and come on out!

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New 2 Song CD Single Out Now!

February 18, 2014


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Hot off the press and ready to rock your eardrums! This just-released split single has 2 original songs by IMW student bands. Check out the infectious garage pop nugget “Sizzle Pop” by The Pop Tots and the heavy classic sounds of “To The Top” by White Diamond, produced by the band’s mentor John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), who also plays bass on the track.

Buy The CD here and Name Your Price!!

Special thanks also to Justin Barbin PhotographyJim Newberry Photography, Tim Sandusky, Tyler Gobberdiel,  the bands’ IMW Instructors, and Strobe Recording for making this happen!


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