Chicago Jazz Festival

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Chicago Jazz Festival Summary

Event Overview: The Chicago Jazz Festival brings in some of the best musicians from around the country for a weekend music festival in Downtown Chicago. Taking place each Labor Day weekend for over 30 years, this popular Chicago music festival has stages at the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Grant Park, and offers free admission to tourists and locals of all ages. 

What to Expect: Chicago Jazz Festival crowds are somewhat thin, making for a relaxed, family friendly Chicago event that is less hectic than other music festivals in Chicago.

  • Great Music: From world music to featured artists and much more, the Jazz Festival Chicago promises to showcase some of the best jazz in Chicago each year. 
  • Four Stages: To accommodate all of the great performers at the Chicago Jazz Festival, this popular event in Chicago features four stages in three nearby locations. 
  • Food and Beer: While food vendors and tents are limited at this Chicago music festival, you will find southern comfort food and cold beers to enjoy while you take in the best jazz in Chicago. 

Inside Knowledge: Check the Chicago events calendar and the Jazz Festival Chicago Web site ahead of time to find out what stage your favorite musicians are playing on at this festival for jazz in Chicago. 

Event Hints: 

  • Bring the Kids: The Chicago Jazz Festival is a great way to introduce your kids to the magic of live music, and with room to play and dance around at both Millennium and Grant Parks, they can burn some energy and enjoy a little exercise as well.
  • Pack a Picnic: Avoid long lines at the vendor tents, bring a blanket and a picnic, and spread out for an evening under the stars at the Chicago Jazz Festival. 

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Chicago Jazz Festival

Until Aug 31


Cultural Center, Grant Park & Millennium Park

Chicago, US
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Event Dates

Aug 28,2014 - Aug 31,2014

Event Cost


Annual music festival attracts the best jazz musicians in Chicago

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Event Quick Facts

  • The Chicago Jazz Festival has been a Labor Day weekend tradition for over 30 years, and features free Chicago concerts at the Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Grant Park.
  • The Jazz Fest Chicago attracts some of the best jazz musicians in the country, as well as top local talent from Chicago.
  • This family friendly Chicago event introduces the little ones to jazz in Chicago, and there are four total stages at this popular Chicago music festival.



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