Chicago French Market hosts 'Meet the Market'

September 16, 2011 10:07:34 AM PDT
Chicago French Market will host its first ever Meet the Market Open House, a free event to meet the vendors, sample their products and enjoy live performances.

The day also includes complimentary champagne, exclusive offers and demos. Those attending can also fill out a special survey for a chance to win a Chicago French Market gift collection valued at $500.

The "Meet the Market" happens on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m.

Chicago French Market
131 North Clinton Street

The Spares, award-winning acoustic Americana band
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Old Town School of Folk Music's Wiggleworms, music program for children under 5
11:45a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

About Chicago French Market
Chicago French Market is a European-inspired market offering an array of local produce, meats, seafood, breads, pastries, cheese, wine, chocolates, pastas, artisan-made goods, specialty drinks, flowers, prepared meals and a seating area for customers. Chicago French Market's diverse group of local vendors stays open year-round, six days per week, and the Market is located within the new MetraMarket development at 131 North Clinton Street (between Washington and Randolph Streets). Chicago French Market offers complimentary garage parking with entrances at 164 North Canal Street and 165 North Clinton Street for one hour or less with a minimum purchase of $20 or more (receipt required). For more information, visit
About Old Town School of Folk Music's Wiggleworms
Since 1985, the Old Town School of Folk Music's celebrated Wiggleworms -- ?early childhood music program has welcomed young children and their families to the world of music. Each week, in music-rich environments at our schools and branches, more than 2000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents, grandparents and special caregivers join in the fun of playing music! All Wiggleworms ?classes are 45 minutes. Throughout the Wiggleworms ?program, young children and their families enjoy musical time together and develop a lifelong love for making music. For more information and bookings, visit

About The Spares
The Spares are a Chicago-based Americana duo whose music was featured on HBO's True Blood this summer (2011). Jodee Lewis and Steve Hendershot formed The Spares in 2005, and their original acoustic music has been described as "hauntingly gorgeous" (Maverick Magazine), "simple, aching and hearty" (NewCity Chicago), and "somewhere in heaven between Gram Parsons and Alison Krauss" (Smother Magazine). "[Their music] might seem too beautiful, too ethereal, too country to be a product of gritty grey Chicago, but indeed it is," says WBEZ's Alison Cuddy. For more information and bookings, visit

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