About the Chicago Jazz Festival 2011:
The Chicago Jazz Festival is an annual tradition in Chicago every Labor Day weekend. The festival is the longest running of the city's lakefront music festivals and runs Thursday - Sunday Labor Day weekend. (Tip: Get your "jazz smarts" with our Jazz History Guides.)
Chicago Jazz Festival 2011 Dates and Times:
This year, the Chicago Jazz Festival will run September 1 - 4, 2011. Times include:
- Thursday, September 1 at Cultural Center: Noon
- Thursday, September 1 at Millennium Park: 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, September 2 at Millennium Park: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 3 at Grant Park: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 4 at Grant Park: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2011 Locations:
Throughout Labor Day weekend, the Chicago Jazz Festival will take place at various locations. On September 1, 2011, the festival will be at the Cultural Center (77 E. Randolph) and Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion. On September 2, it will be at Millennium Park. And on September 3 and 4, it will be at Grant Park, which includes the Petrillo Music Shell.
Admission to the Chicago Jazz Festival 2011:
Admission is free. Food and beverages are additional charges.
Food at the Chicago Jazz Festival 2011:
Food vendors include Connie’s Pizza, Billy Goat, Robinson’s Ribs, and Starfruit.
Chicago Jazz Festival 2011 Performances:
The Chicago Jazz Festival attract world-class jazz performers. This year's line-up includes Cassandra Wilson and the Saxophone Summit featuring Joe Lovano, David Liebman, and Ravi Coltrane.. For a complete line-up, visit the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Web site.
Getting to the Chicago Jazz Festival 2011:
You can park at several garages along Michigan Avenue including Grant Park North, East Monroe, and more. You can also take public transportation to the Chicago Jazz Festivals. Several buses go along Michigan Avenue to Millennium Park, including the 151. You can also take the El Train to the Loop (Washington or Monroe stops). For more information on using public transportation in Chicago, visit our Getting Around Chicago Guide.