Ear Taxi Festival 2021
Celebrating Chicago's vibrant new music community with performances across the city
Ear Taxi Festival, a presentation of New Music Chicago, actively promotes Chicago as a global leader of extraordinary musical and cultural innovation.
HEAR CHICAGO is a call to engage with the vast multiplicity of styles and traditions that constitutes Chicago’s expansive musical identity in the 21st century. It expresses our firm belief in the vitality of Chicago’s BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) musicians as a significant part of the city’s complex history. As our society takes steps to heal from the multiple tragedies it is currently experiencing, as well as its centuries-long legacy of injustice, inequity, colonialism, and violence, it is most importantly an invitation to challenge, collaborate, and change together as artists and listeners. We remain committed to doing the steadfast work necessary to progress towards a just society.
Santa Monica Public Library, MLK Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Huntington, Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108