We're not here to practice.  We're here to play!

We're not here to practice.  We're here to play!

About Us

Portrait by Paul Natkin.

Who We Are

Chicago's youth folk bands; celebrating 10 years of creating performance and social music opportunities for musicians of all ages.

Our Story

We are the Young Stracke All-Stars; a group of youth musicians in Chicago who celebrate the legacy of early television star, musician and music education innovator, Win Stracke.  2018 sees the band celebrating 10 years of building bridges between youth and master musicians and creating performance and social music opportunities for musicians of all ages.  

What Inspires Us

In the past 10 years they have graced the stage of Chicago’s Millennium Park, performed with legends like Ella Jenkins, Dan Zanes and Nora Guthrie.  As part of that work we've taken our instruments off off shoulders and handed them to countless young people; sitting and singing side by side with the beginning musicians and working to inspire the next generation of music makers. 

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Contact Us

Let's Connect

Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out, and let's make music happen. 

Jason McInnes & the Young Stracke All-Stars

2005 West Argyle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60625, United States

(773) 369-8268