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Chicago Jazz Festival Returns This Week To Millennium Park And Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Jazz Festival returns Thursday-Sunday with neighborhood concerts happening throughout the city most of the week.

The Chicago Jazz Festival will take over Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center Sept 1-4.
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MILLENNIUM PARK — Chicago’s free jazz festival is back at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center starting Thursday.

The festival is Thursday-Sunday with musicians playing throughout the day at several spots: the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.; Millennium Park Harris Theater’s rooftop terrace, 205 E. Randolph St.; and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph St.

Performances vary in time based on the location, but generally start between 11 a.m. and noon, with evening shows running until 9 p.m.

Performers include Henry Threadgill and Zooid, Bill Frisell, William Parker and his quintet, Miguel Zenón, Linda May Han Oh and Jazzmeia Horn, according to the event’s website.

Credit: City of Chicago
Schedule for the 2022 Chicago Jazz Festival.

Performances are free and do not require reservations. Outside alcohol is not allowed, but alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the venues.

In addition to the four-day festival, there will be free neighborhood concerts in the days leading up to the Downtown event. Click here to view that schedule.

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