Farmers Market Music Series Continues This Sunday with 77 Beats

Published August 19, 2016

The music group Son Monarcas will accompany the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company at Sunday's performance.

The McKinley Park Farmers Market continues its series of music and activites this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, with a premier performance via 77 Beats, a program of the Old Town School of Folk Music. In addition to a drum circle, morning yoga and crafts for children, the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago will perform, accompanied by music group Son Monarcas.

The dance group is based in the McKinley Park neighborhood and has been active since 1982, cementing it as Chicago's most recognized Mexican dance company. Their performance with Son Monarcas' live Mexican music, presented alongside the vendors and delicacies of the farmers market, follows the 77 Beats program of marrying music with food through all 77 of Chicago's neighborhoods.

 Sunday's program includes a number of scheduled activities:

  • 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Morning Yoga with Southside Om
    Participants should bring a mat or beach towel.

  • 10 a.m. to noon
    Morning crafts for children
    Children will create shakers to use in the drum circle.

  • Noon
    Community drum circle with musician and educator John Yost
    Drums will be provided for this interactive, family-friendly program.

  • 1 p.m.
    Dance performance by the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company with musical accompanient by Son Monarcas

The market and Sunday's 77 Beats performance are a combined effort of multiple groups, including the McKinley Park Advisory Council, the Farmers Market and the Chicago Park District. The farmers market runs every Sunday through Sept. 25, 2016, and will continue to feature live music performance in the coming weeks.

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