Chicago Jazz Festival moves to Millennium Park
BY MIRIAM DI NUNZIO email@example.com January 18, 2013 12:06PM
Updated: January 18, 2013 2:24PM
Chicago’s annual Jazz Festival has a new home.
The Departmetn of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced today that the lakefront fest will move from its home in Grant Park to Millennium Park, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Performances will also take place at the Chicago Cultural center, 78 E. Washington.
This year’s artist-in-residence will be legendary drummer Hamid Drake, who performed at the fest for first time 34 years ago — its inaugural year.
Millennium Park and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion will also host to the first night of the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival (www.chicagobluesfestival.us), June 6, before the event moves to Grant Park for three full days of music on five stages, June 7-9.
For more information, visit www.chicagojazzfestival.us.