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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Come to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival at 11 University of Chicago venues September 29-30 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is a free two-day festival featuring the finest in local jazz and national and international jazz artists; diverse performance venues; outdoor dance floor; food/beverage vendors and picnic areas; artisan vendors; and family friendly programming.

Sampling of performers: Ben Lamar Gay, Ben Waltzer Trio, Brandee Younger Trio, Chicago State University Community Jazz Band, Angel D’Cuba, Christian Sands Trio, DJ Sadie Woods, Ernie Adams Trio, Gustavo Cortinas Quartet, Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few, Joan Collaso and the Larry hanks Ensemble, Joann Daugherty and Friends, John ‘Poppy’ Wright’s Pool Part Jam, and many more.

Venues include: Saturday, September 29, 2018:  Two Outdoor Stages at Midway Plaisance (Woodlawn-Ellis); Smart Museum; Little Black Pearl; Hyde Park Bank; International House; Oriental Institute; Augustana Lutheran Church; Hyde Park Union Church; Rockefeller Chapel, Logan Art Center. Sunday, September 30, 2018:  Two Outdoor Stages at Midway Plaisance and a special ticketed evening show at Logan Center Performance Hall.

For a complete schedule of Hyde Park Jazz Festival events and a list of the venues, go online to and follow the prompts. Admission is free, though you can purchase preferred seating. The Hyde Park Jazz Festival will take place rain or shine. With the exception of the West Stage and the Wagner Stage on Midway Plaisance, all performance spaces are located indoors. Please refer to the Transportation page for recommendations on getting around.

Make your Hyde Park 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.