CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL SEASON IS HERE ONCE AGAIN... Come out for the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Annual Jazz Club Tour Wednesday August 28, 2013. The JAZZ CLUB TOUR kicks off the Chicago Jazz Festival festivities by giving visitors and hometown folks an opportunity to sample a wide range of music and venues before the free festival feast to come. Starting at just $25 ($20 for JIC Members), patrons can purchase a Jazz Club Tour button providing access to all participating clubs as well as trolley transportation between the clubs. Tickets are available at any of the Tour venues (see below).
You can start the tour at any of the venues BUT the Meetup will begin at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard. Andy's has food available and is just north of the Loop so it should be convenient for most folks. The trolleys don't begin until 7:00pm but you can listen to straight ahead jazz at Andy's until the busses start. I will be outside Andy's starting at 5:45pm. From Andy's we will get a consensus as to which route (North, South, Central) the group would like to take. Depending on the interests of the members we may have to split our group. See the trolley map HERE to see the various routes. Hopefully you will see some clubs that you might not ordinarily visit.
If possible please join us at Andy's instead of starting at another venue. If you start somewhere else, text me at[masked], and I will let you know where we are.
The Tour is over at midnight but of course you can drop off at anytime you need to do so.
Here's a list of the venues, the names of the artists can be found here:
Andy’s 11 E. Hubbard St.
Jazz Showcase 806 S. Plymouth Ct.
Close Up 2 416 S. Clark St.
Reggie's 2109 S. State St.
Marmon Grand 2230 S Michigan Ave.
M Lounge 1520 S. Wabash Ave.
The 50 Yard Line 69 E. 75th St.
City Life 712 E. 83rd St.
Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse
The Drake Hotel 140 E. Walton St.
Norman’s/Room 43 1001 E.43rd St.
South Side Community Arts Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave
Red Peppers Masquerade Lounge 428 E. 87th St
Parking (Andy's): Lots and Garage nearby. Street parking is very limited
Food: Various venues serve food
Cost: Buy a button for $25 ($20 JIC members) for admission to all clubs.