The Chicago Jazz Festival has become a Labor Day weekend tradition in the city. By promoting all forms of jazz with free music, the annual festival is about showcasing local talent alongside nationally recognized artists.
This year, the annual Jazz Fest is back with a stunning lineup and music across the city. With performances at the Claudia Cassidy Theater and Preston Bradley Hall (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602), the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601), the Harris Theater Rooftop (205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601), and more iconic spots, the three day festival is sure to be a hit.
The festival aims to raise awareness and appreciation for one of the city’s most beloved art forms- Jazz! Jazz music is a beloved and celebrated art form in Chicago, and has often been associated with the city throughout history.
The event is being produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, with the Jazz Institute of Chicago handling the annual program. Attendees can expect an incredible lineup, from Henry Threadgill and Zooid, Bill Frisell, to William Parker and his quintet, plus other show-stopping musicians.
For anyone attending, the best route is to enter the park on Randolph Street, Monroe Street and Millennium Garage entrances.
Address: Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Address: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
[Featured photo via: chicago.gov]