Chicago Jazz Festival

September 1–4, 2022 • FREE Admission

Millennium Park + Neighborhood Concerts

Enter the Park on Randolph Street, Monroe Street and Millennium Garage entrances (View Map)

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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 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.

Jazz Institute of ChicagoProduced by the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Programmed with the Jazz Institute of Chicago


Schedule (Donald Harrison pictured)


Complete 2022 schedule.

Plan Your Visit (Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park)

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when visiting Millennium Park.

Chicago Jazz Festival Map 2022

Festival Tear Sheet and Map

Download the 2022 Tear Sheet and Map.

Press Room (performance on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion pictured)

Press Room

Request media credentials, download photos and view current news releases.

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Visit us:

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-7pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

Plan Your Visit Attending An Event

Find us:

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


Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


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

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit



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