42nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

CANCELED in response to COVID-19

August 28–September 6, 2020 • FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park and Venues Across Chicago

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Following the guidance of City and State officials regarding large gatherings, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) canceled all permitted special events through Labor Day (September 7, 2020). Regrettably, this includes many of Chicago’s annual summertime traditions - including the Chicago Jazz Festival. In lieu of summer festivals, DCASE is presenting a series of reimagined summer events including "Millennium Park at Home" concerts and a forthcoming series of live events featuring Chicago musicians performing at neighborhood clubs and other unique locations — for limited in-person engagements and broadcast to larger audiences.

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

The Chicago Jazz Festival showcases the greatest jazz artists from Chicago and around the world across the city during new, extended festival dates. The Chicago Jazz Festival is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.


Millennium Park at Home

Millennium Park at Home

For everyone missing the Chicago Jazz Festival, check out these online concerts featuring Jazz Music in the Key of Chicago, September 3-6, 2020.


Artist Submissions

Artist Submissions

Please submit your information to be considered for performance opportunities at events organized by DCASE

(Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to each artist)


Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners

Corporate partners of the Chicago Jazz Festival.


Festival Press Room

Festival Press Room

Find information about obtaining media credentials for Jazz Festival.


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Find us:

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

Visit us:

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am11pm
Welcome Center 9am5pm
Plan Your Visit Here

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Take CTA to Millennium Park

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

If parking, Millennium Garages are located at 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. Pre-purchase parking online and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.

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Sponsored By:

Capital One


Allstate, Your're in good hands.


 Stella Artois


American Airlines


Chicago Tribune




Chicago's Very Own WGN 9


Chicago Jazz Magazine


90.9 FM WDCB Jazz





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Jazz Institute of Chicago

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

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