Chicago Jazz Festival
The Chicago Jazz Festival returns with performances celebrating all forms of jazz in Millennium Park, at the Chicago Cultural Center and citywide. Produced by DCASE and programmed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC), full schedule is listed below and also available at JazzinChicago.org. Admission to all performances is free.
As in previous years, outside alcohol is not allowed for the Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park, but alcohol at various price points may be purchased inside the venue. Plan your visit here.
The Chicago Jazz Festival is a Labor Day weekend tradition that promotes all forms of jazz through free, high-quality music programming. The festival showcases Chicago's local talent alongside national and international artists to raise awareness and appreciation for one of the city’s most beloved art forms.
In the lead-up to the Labor Day performances, don’t miss free Jazz concerts happening at local venues across the city, August 23 – 31, as part of the Chicago Jazz Festival. Supported by DCASE through the Citywide Jazz Community Funding Program, the venues participating include The South Side Jazz Coalition, Hungry Brain, Constellation, Sleeping Village, The Birdhouse Inc., Live the Spirit Residency, 51st Street Business Association, Museum of Contemporary Art, Elastic Arts Foundation and The Whistler.
Programmed with the Jazz Institute of Chicago