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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Come to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 23-24, and stay at the nearby Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

When we say “nearby,” we mean nearby. The Hyde Park Jazz Festival venues are a walk away! This free two-day event features the finest in local jazz and national and international jazz artists. The performance venues are diverse and friendly, there will be a dance floor, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand for your enjoyment. This is a family friendly event!

Sampling of Artists: Dana Hall’s Inner Dialogue; Ben Goldberg “Learned from Thelonius Monk”; Amina Claudine Meyers; Ari Brown Quartet; Dee Alexander: “Monk and the Ladies”; DJ Sadie Woods; Fat Babies; Henry Johnson Quintet; Jeremy Pelt Quintet; Julius Tucker Trio; Willie and Bethany Pickens and Friends; Yes We Can: “The Songs of New Orleans”; and many more.

Stages: Saturday, September 23, 2017:  Two Outdoor Stages at Midway Plaisance (Woodlawn-Ellis); Smart Museum; Little Black Pearl; Hyde Park Bank; International House; Oriental Institute; DuSable Museum; Hyde Park Union Church; Rockefeller Chapel, Logan Art Center. Sunday, September 24, 2017:  Two Outdoor Stages at Midway Plaisance.

For a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts. Admission is free. A donation of $5 is suggested. The West Stage and the Wagner Stage at the Midway are fully wheelchair accessible.

Make your Hyde Park Jazz Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel. 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.