A GAELIC SUMMER

(and something Celtic, too!)

BOOZE, FOOD, TUNES, A BEAVER.
THIS IS HOW SUMMERS SHOULD Be.

When most people think classical music, they think concert hall, tuxedos, and standing ovations. When we think of classical music, we think of bars, booze, and Gaelic beavers.

This summer, we're kicking off our first ever pub crawl series. We're calling it "A Gaelic Summer," even though there's plenty of Celtic music and fun to go around, too.

Here's what you can expect when you come:

  • a live band playing drinking songs and dance tunes from Scotland, Ireland, England, and Wales;
  • sing-along songs and live-band karaoke (optional... make sure you've had a few drinks first);
  • dancing (optional... don't spill your drinks);
  • open mic storytelling (optional... make sure to tell your best drinking story); and
  • food and booze (optional... but not really, you really need to have a few drinks)

Keep scrolling for ticketing information and join us this summer!

It’s going to be an all out, foot-stomping, face-stuffing, drink-guzzling jam — the way classical music should be.

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Follow the Beaver!

Join BBEaver as she tours Chicago ahead of the BBE's A Gaelic Summer pub crawl (June 14-16). Check out her adventures by clicking the button below, and come out and meet her at A Gaelic Summer this... well... this summer!

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Red Lion Pub

$20 / adv & door
June 14 @ 7:00 PM

We're calling this the "pregame." The BBE warms gets ready to party with great music, food, and booze at the Red Lion Pub.

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Martyrs'

$20 adv / $25 door
June 15 // 8:30 PM

This is the "party." All-out jam session, with dancing, stories, Throw-Back-Thursday pics & stories, food, and, yes, booze at Martyrs'.

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Big Bricks

$75 / adv & door
June 16 // 7:30

Our "VIP afterparty" is an upscale version for our supporters, or others for a higher price. Join us at Big Bricks to round out our first pub crawl.

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Church of Beethoven

Church of Beethoven
June 16 @ 10:30 AM

A condensed version of A Gaelic Summer for our friends out in Oak Park, IL on one of Chicago's beloved concert series.

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Baroque on Beaver Island
 

July 29 @ 7:30 PM

The BBE crosses Lake Michigan to debut at the Baroque on Beaver Festival with a full concert version of A Gaelic Summer.

Our Drinking Buddies

(Partnering Organizations)