• ChickenFat at the Moods + Foods Performance Series 2023
    We have a really wonderful time playing at the Moods + Foods Performance Series last year, and we’re excited to share we’ll be back this year!  We’ll go on at 6pm, followed by our good friends Rent Party at 7pm.  It outdoors, free, and kid-friendly.  Hope to see you there!   Moods & Foods Performance… Read More
  • ChickenFat at Make Music Chicago 2023
    Chicago shows its support for local music annually on June 21 with the event Make Music Chicago.  Locations all over town will have free shows with great lineups.  ChickenFat will be part of the festivities this year.  It also happens to be the solstice, so come enjoy the longest day of the year with some… Read More
  • Horner Park Farmers Market Kids’ Day Show
    Catch us this Saturday, September 17, at the Horner Park Farmers Market as part of their Kids’ Day musical lineup.  We’ll be playing alongside some of our favorite bands that you won’t want to miss. 9am-11am Ice Bombe 11am-12pm Clamor & Lace Noise Brigade 12pm-1pm ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra In addition to music, the event will… Read More
  • ChickenFat at the Bucktown Arts Fest, New Jazz Roots Stage
    ChickenFat will making our debut Bucktown Arts Fest appearance this year, performing at the New Jazz Roots Stage at 4pm on August 27. We love playing art festivals, and this one is one of the best. Come early and stay late to check out the whole lineup: Saturday, August 27, 2022, New Jazz Roots Stage… Read More
  • ChickenFat at the Moods & Foods Performance Series
    We’re back! It has been absolutely too long since we’ve been able to share our music. That will be remedied this Thursday at the Moods + Foods Performance Series at Solidarity Triangle. Adjacent Cruise will kick things off at 6pm with a set of Americana & folk, then we’ll go on at 7pm. It is… 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