• March Benefit Show – Love Jam IV
    UPDATE – We will now be playing at 9pm instead of 7pm.  Revised schedule is below. ______________________________ Hi Friends! We wanted to give you a heads up that we’re cancelling our regular 2nd Sundays show on March 8th.  Instead we’ll be playing the 4th Annual Love Jam Benefit Show on March 7! Love Jam IV:… Read More
  • Love Jam IV!
    Our friends in the band Ice Bombe have been organizing an annual charity concert, Love Jam, since 2017. We always are happy to support the cause! This year we’ll raise funds for Common Pantry (http://www.commonpantry.org/).   There is a great lineup of bands playing: 6pm: Blind Trust – https://blindtrust.bandcamp.com/releases 7pm: ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra 8pm: Ice Bombe… Read More
  • It’s 2020! January Show
    Welcome to the new year!  We kick things off with our monthly 2nd Sunday residency at Independence Tap– Sunday, January 12, 2020 ChickenFat 2nd Sundays Series Independence Tap 3932 W Irving Park Rd 5:00pm-7:00pm… Read More
  • December Holiday Sing-Along!
    Hanukkah is coming soon.  We’re going to celebrate by co-hosting a holiday singalong with our friends in the band Ice Bombe this coming Sunday after our regular set! Sunday, December 8, 2019 ChickenFat 2nd Sundays Series and Holiday Sing-Along with Ice Bombe Independence Tap 3932 W Irving Park Rd 5pm – ChickenFat set of klezmer… Read More
  • November 2019 Show
    Reminder, our next 2nd Sunday show is coming soon! Sunday, November 10, 2019 ChickenFat 2nd Sundays Series Independence Tap 3932 W Irving Park Rd 5:00pm-7:00pm… Read More

Join us for a celebration of 10 years of ChickenFat! Our band started in 2008 as a class at the Old Town School of Folk Music. At the encouragement of our teachers, we started playing live shows that year. In 2009 we officially became the ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra.  Since then, we’ve played stages big and… Read More


Thanks to everyone that came out for our show with The Polkaholics!  So. much. fun.  We hope to do it again. More photos from the show are here.  Our next show is at the end of July: Sunday, July 26, 2015 The Atlantic Bar and Grill 5062 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL(map) 4-6pm… Read More