Maxwell Street Blues Fest – Free Event!

Saturday, September 8, 2018 — This free event on Maxwell Street between Halsted and Union from 2-11 pm features a number of artists including Guy King and Billy Branch. The Maxwell Street Foundation will be vending t-shirts and books there too! Come out hear some great music at the Birthplace of the Electric Blues! http://maxwellstreetbluesfest.com

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, August 26, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Little Italy Festa

Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation’s table of merchandise and information on Saturday 8/18 and Sunday 8/19 from 12 to 5 pm. The Festa is located in the 1400 block of Taylor Street. Enjoy fabulous Italian food and great entertainment in this historic neighborhood!

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Sunday, July 29, 2018 — The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago to sell a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items ranging from books to posters and T-shirts, and for good conversation about Maxwell Street and the Market.  You can also shop for selected items on our website at maxwellstreetfoundation.org/support-us, … Read More

Gallery Talks at Harold Washington Library

An exhibition of The Maxwell Street Foundation Collection, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market by prominent photographers, will be on display at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago at 400 S. State Street in Chicago during the month of June. The opening event will be a Gallery Talk led by Ed Hirschland, … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation website Walking Tours!

Guided walking tours of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood but the Maxwell Street Foundation are suspended for the 2018 spring, summer and fall season.  However, please take the online walking tour on our website!  With this interactive map, you can also tour the Maxwell Street neighborhood on your own with your smartphone!  While there, enjoy the … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET

The Maxwell Street Foundation will be at the New Maxwell Street Market in Chicago on the third Sunday of the month, April through October. Maxwell Street fans can visit our table at the Market on May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21 for a variety of Maxwell Street-themed items … Read More

Book talks about Chicago’s Maxwell Street in 2017!

By special invitation, the Maxwell Street Foundation will present to the senior community at the Patty Turner Senior Center in Deerfield, IL this month, providing for attendees a walk down memory lane on Maxwell Street.  The Foundation looks forward to the anticipated repore with seniors who remember the Maxwell Street Market and its shops, and who may … Read More

THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHARLIE JOE HENDERSON

CELEBRATE THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHARLIE JOE HENDERSON, who is a long-time Maxwell Street vendor and owner of Out of the Past Records, on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15TH AT PORTILLO’S RESTAURANT- 520 W. TAYLOR ST. (TWO BLOCKS EAST OF the New Maxwell St. Market) 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM. Buy your own food. but parking is free. AFTER MANY … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET Sunday October 8

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday, October 8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza of the Market office building, beneath the signs. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market, now located on Desplaines Avenue (between … Read More

Maxwell Street Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood, known for its former market, street stands, merchandise and shops.  The tour includes virtual sites as well as an interpretation of the present-day redevelopment, University Village Maxwell Street. Tours are provided by request, and meet outside in the cul de sac immediately west of Marie Robinson Hall (811 … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday, September 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza of the Market office building, beneath the signs. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market is in its 105th year of … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Blues Festival

MAXWELL STREET BLUES FEST Where You Meet The Blues Maxwell Street is considered to be the birthplace of Chicago Blues.  This new style of music migrated to Europe and the United Kingdom, and in the 1960s several younger British musicians were significantly influenced by the Chicago Blues, which resulted in the British blues movement. Fast … Read More

MAXWELL STREET FOUNDATION AT THE MAXWELL STREET MARKET AUGUST 13

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza of the Market office building, beneath the signs. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market is in its 105th year of … Read More

MAXWELL STREET WALKING TOUR SUNDAY AUGUST 13

Take a walking tour of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood!  Known for its former market, street stands and hot dog stands, merchandise and shops, the tour will include virtual sites as well as an interpretation of the present-day redevelopment. Meet outside in the cul de sac immediately west of Marie Robinson Hall (811 West Maxwell Street), 10:00 a.m. … Read More

“Good This Day Only”: Signs of Maxwell Street

Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a day of exploring Maxwell Street history through artifacts from the Hull-House and Maxwell Street Foundation collections, tours, food, music, and conversations with neighbors. This collaborative event presented by Hull-House and its West Side neighbors Maxwell Street Foundation and Connecting4Communities is open to the public free of charge. This … Read More

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday July 9

Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market Sunday July 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Maxwell Street Foundation at the Maxwell Street Market in the plaza near the Market office building. Books, T-shirts and posters commemorating Maxwell Street history are available for sale!  The Maxwell Street Market is in its 105th year of continuous operation as … Read More

Maxwell Street Walking Tour Sunday July 9

Take a walking tour of the Historic Maxwell Street Neighborhood!  Known for its former market, street stands and hot dog stands, merchandise and shops, the tour will include virtual sites as well as an interpretation of the present-day redevelopment. Meet outside in the cul de sac west of Marie Robinson Hall (811 West Maxwell Street), 10:00 a.m. The … Read More

Tour the old Maxwell Street area during Chicago Blues Fest!

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. Meet on the southwest corner of Maxwell & Halsted Streets (in front of Peet’s coffee shop, 1328 S. Halsted) in Chicago for a guided walking tour of the neighborhood where electrified Blues was born! Chicago’s Blues Fest runs June 9-11, 2017, so take a little detour to walk the … Read More