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Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park

Bring the family to the Chicago Jazz Festival at breathtaking Millennium Park September 3-6, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Millions of music fans have attended the world famous Chicago Jazz Festival over the years, and why not? IT’S FREE! World class musicians hold court in four separate venues!

And you get to enjoy the amenities of Grant Park. The Chicago Jazz Festival will offer food, beer and wine at the tent east of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. In addition, roaming food carts will offer Chicago-style treats. And you’re near wonderful Loop restaurants with food from all nations, or bring a picnic and blanket!

This year’s Chicago Jazz Festival highlights: The Art Hoyle Sextet’s homage to the legendary Clark Terry; Jose James’ The Music of Billy Holiday; Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns; Muhal Richard Abram’s Experimental Band; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Jason Robeke Octet; Bobby Lewis Sextet; Chico Freeman; Craig Taborn Trio . . . and many more! Did we mention IT’S FREE!

Millennium Park is located due east of the Loop. From the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, take our complimentary shuttle or nearby trains and buses. For a full list of this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival stellar acts, go online to and follow the prompts.

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, Friday nights.