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Chicago Jazz Festival

Bring the family to the free Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park September 1-4, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Chicago Jazz Festival is one of the premiere music events in the entire world! The festival, presented in several venues in and around Grant Park, brings together living jazz greats and pays homage to the legends that have passed!

Here are highlights of this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival:

Headliner Christina Scott Atunde Adjuah. Michael Zerang and the Blue Lights. Anat Cohen Quartet. Benny Golson. Cameron Pfiffner’s Adolphe’s Ax. Edwin Daugherty Sextet: Chicago Legends; The Music of Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin & Eddie Harris. Pharez Whitted Quintet. Tarbaby featuring Nasheet Waits, Orrin Evans & Eric Revis with Special Guest Oliver Lake. Chris Greene Quartet. Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans. Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor. Charles Rumback Quintet.

And you won’t want to miss Cuban percussionist Candido, who will be celebrating his 95th birthday! Or After the Bad Plus’ tribute to the great Ornette Colman!

Millennium Park is located at 201 East Randolph Street between the Loop and Lake Michigan. The Chicago Jazz Festival will be presented rain or shine. For times, days and the full schedule of events, go online to

Make your Chicago Jazz Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.