Chicago Jazz Festival
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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago
Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance. Since 1979, the festival's mission is to showcase Chicago's vast jazz talent alongside national and international artists to encourage and educate a jazz audience of all ages.
Information and Resources
Chicago Cultural Center Map(PDF)
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Millennium Park Map(PDF)
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602
Jazz Institute of Chicago
The Chicago Jazz Festival is programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
Park right below the music! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.
Packages: $30 parking /Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)
Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600
Sponsors of the 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival.
Jazz Festival Press Room
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August 28 - 31, 2014 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park • FREE Admission
Apply to perform at the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival. Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2014.
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