Chicago Jazz Festival

Music, Jazz Millennium Park | Chicago, IL , Millennium Park Thursday August 30 2018 - Sunday September 2 2018 Free
Chicago Jazz Festival
Photograph: Courtesy the artist Maceo Parker

Chicago may be best known for its blues musicians, but these days it's more of a jazz city. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival celebrates contemporary improvisers and legendary players with free concerts at the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park. This year, the festivities expand to local music venues, where performers will play free shows from August 24 through 29. Headliners include composer, pianist and radio personality Ramsey Lewis; noted jazz vocalists Kurt Elling and Dianne Reeves; and funk legend Maceo Parker.

By: Zach Long


Venue name: Millennium Park | Chicago, IL
Address: 55 N Michigan Ave

Cross street: at Washington St
Opening hours: Daily 6am–11pm.
Transport: El stop: Blue to Washington; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to Lake. Bus: 3, 4, 14, 124, 157.
Price: Free
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    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free
    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free
    • Millennium Park | Chicago, IL Free
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