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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Come to Chicago for a double header of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival and the Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure, and stay at the nearby Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

“Let’s play two,” as Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks used to say. Historic Hyde Park, home of the University of Chicago, will be jumping with two free festivals September 27-28. Walk the streets to one of the best juried art fairs in Chicagoland. Take lots of music breaks at some of the several jazz venues! You can park your car at our hotel and walk to everything! Ask our friendly staff for directions.

Venues for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, Hyde Park Bank, Hyde Park Union Church, an outdoor stage on the Midway, International House and many more.

Lineup Highlights: Pianist Craig Taborn; Orbert Davis CJP Chamber Ensemble; John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee; Chicago Human Rhythm Project; cellist Tomeka Reid’s Hear In Now Trio; JD Allen Quartet; Houston Person Quartet; Dana Hall’s Black Ark Movement; and so much more. For more information, visit

The Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure will be held at the University of Chicago Outdoor Courtyard. Mingle with juried artists, UIC professors, and art lovers at this pleasant venue of trees, flowers and benches. Plan to have lunch at one of the great restaurants just steps away from the fair. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. 1526 East 55th Street, corner of 55th and Lake Park Avenue.

Make your Hyde Park Jazz Festival and Hyde Park Arts and Crafts Adventure experiences more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in 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, Friday nights.