The top jazz musicians from Chicago and around the world will converge on Millennium Park this August 31 through September 3 for a free musical showcase: the Chicago Jazz Festival. With a lineup stacked high with national and international jazz legends and up-and-coming artists the perfect way to spend Labor Day weekend.
Headliners at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival include:
- Thursday, August 31: Dizzy Gillespie's Centennial Celebration with Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band
- Friday, September 1: Thelonious Monk Tribute
- Saturday, September 2: Ellabration! 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald featuring the Brad Williams Trio, Sheila Jordan, Dee Alexander, Frieda Lee, Spider Saloff, and Paul Mariano
- Sunday, September 3: Rebirth Brass Band
All the performances are free and take place at the Chicago Cultural Center at Millennium Park - just 1.8 miles away from our friendly hotel in River North. Bring a picnic basket for al fresco dining on the grass, or buy plenty of refreshments throughout the park at concessions stands and the Park Grill and Café.
The Chicago Jazz Festival is the ultimate summer send-off - and our nearby hotel is the ideal choice for your big city getaway. Our guests enjoy easy access to Chicago events and attractions, from Navy Pier to Merchandise Mark to the Art Institute of Chicago. Plan your vacation now - make your booking today!