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Special Events



With over 40 years experience as an entertainer, Chris Farrell has performed in just about every situation you can imagine. Audiences at countless special events, concerts, schools, festivals and seminars have known the special touch Chris can add to the occasion. With one guitar, one voice and over one thousand songs, he can easily fit into or create a theme for your event. He's even been known to compose special material for the occasion, sometimes right on the spot.


As a faculty member at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music for the past 35 years, Chris knows the best of the old and keeps in touch with the new. Also a seasoned actor, he has appeared in productions with top-rate theatre companies such as Steppenwolf, Organic and The Goodman, as well as network television and feature films.


It's all about fitting in and enjoying the moment with you. Let Chris Farrell bring the songs and music to your event in a fun, friendly way that makes your special event extra  special.

McCormick Freedom Museum

Museum of York County, NC

Eckley Miners Museum, PA

Shedd Aquarium

Morton Arboretum

Willis Tower

Chicago Tribune – Pioneer Court

First Chicago Center

De Paul University

Northwestern University

University of Chicago

University of Illinois

University of Illinois Chicago

Northeastern Illinois University

Loyola University

University of Wisconsin

Northern Illinois University

City Colleges of Chicago

Perdue University

Wilkes University

King's College

Penn State University

Downers Grove, IL Park District

Mount Prospect, IL Park District

Des Plaines, IL Park District

Grayslake, IL Park District

Addison, IL Park District

Round Lake, IL Park District

Lisle, IL Depot Days Festival

Cook County, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo

Sister Cities of Chicago

City of Casablanca, Morocco

State of Illinois

Northern Indiana Arts Alliance

City of Chicago, IL

City of Evanston, IL

City of Aurora, IL

City of Oak Park, IL

City of Schaumburg, IL

City of Rockford, IL

City of Shamokin, PA

City of Wilkes-Barre, PA

Schuylkill County, PA


Taste of Chicago

The Old Town School of Folk Music

The Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago Public Library Cultural Center

Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago Symphony Center

Harold Washington Library

Newberry Library

Brookfield Zoo

Illinois State Fair

Temple Shalom

Council For Jewish Elderly

Archdiocese of Chicago

Irish American Heritage Center

Urban Gateways

Mary Meyer School


WFMT Folk Festival

Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

Fox Valley Folk Festival

Warrenville Folk Festival

Pennsylvania Folk Festival


Children's Songs

Seniors Shows

Specialty Songs

Specialty Concerts

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Theme Events

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