Chicago Jazz Festival

August 30-September 2, 2018 • Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park
FREE Admission

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Chicago Jazz Festival Citywide Programs

Application Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2018

In honor of the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival in 2018, DCASE will offer a new program to support local venues and Jazz presenting organizations that offer free, public programs lead. The goal is to encourage collaboration within the Jazz community to build excitement and promote Chicago as a destination for Jazz.

More information and how to apply.

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Produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events | Programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago

Grant support to the Jazz Institute of Chicago provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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.


Around Town (Orbert Davis pictured)

Around Town

A sample of what's happening around Chicago during the Chicago Jazz Festival.


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information for planning your visit to Chicago for the Jazz Festival.


About The Show

About the Festival

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Sponsors of the Chicago Jazz Festival.


Press Room

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Information and Resources

    Chicago Jazz Festival    


Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan & Columbus Ave. Chicago, IL 60602

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Jazz Institute of Chicago

Jazz Institute of Chicago

The Chicago Jazz Festival is programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park right below the music! Garage locations are Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave., Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave., and Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage located at 5 S. Columbus Drive.

Packages: Check discounted parking rates and multi-day parking packs at

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location or pre-pay online at; call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service

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