Chicago Jazz Festival

Thursday-Sunday, August 31–September 3, 2023

Chicago Cultural Center & Millennium Park • FREE Admission

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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).

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.

American Sign Language Interpretation is provided for all concerts on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion stage. For more accessibility information about Millennium Park visit our Accessibility page.

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.

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

Programmed with the Jazz Institute of Chicago


Kurt Elling (Photo credit: Dave Stapleton)


Complete 2023 performance lineup.



A list of food and beverages for sale at the festival.

Neighborhood Events

Neighborhood Events

The Chicago Jazz Festival features free performances in neighborhood music clubs and venues.

Plan Your Visit (Crowd sitting on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park during the Chicago Jazz Festival)

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when visiting Millennium Park.

Chicago Jazz Festival Map

Festival Tear Sheet and Map

Download the 2023 Tear Sheet and Map.

Press Room (Performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion pictured)

Press Room

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

Sponsors & Jazz coverage for the 21st century.

Downbeat  Jazz, Blues & Beyond Since 1934

Millennium Garages

Chicago's Very Own WGN 9

WCDB 90.9 FM Jazz


Stay Connected

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