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Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, sponsored by Old Town School of Folk Music–one of Lincoln Square’s anchoring institutions–made for a wonderful weekend. Under sunny skies, North Centralites gathered to eat, drink and hear live music from bands representing a variety of global genres. These neighborhood festivals happen almost every weekend in Chicago during the summer. Given that this one was a three block walk from our home, took place in Welles Park on a huge grassy field and cost but $5 (suggested) to get in, it’s easy to see how Folk & Roots is our clear favorite.