Due to popular demand we will be meeting up at the HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL this year to enjoy the last outdoor festival event of the summer season. The 6th Annual HPJF features over 170 local, regional, and national jazz artists performing in a variety of locations all over the Hyde Park Area on Saturday and Sunday, September 29th & 30th.
Click here (http://hydeparkjazzfestival.org/about-the-festival/) for the link to the Festival's web page.
Here are the details of the festival for the meetup:
When: Saturday, September 29th beginning at 1:00pm (or Noon if you want to join us for lunch)
Where: Our day will begin at Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago at 1pm. From there we will go to the Wagner Stage at Midway Plaisance for the 4:30pm show.
Smart Museum, 5550 S Greenwood
1:00-2:00 The Bobby Lewis Quintet
2:30 - 3:30 Dennis Carroll Quartet
Wagner Stage at the Midway, (Midway Plaisance Park between 59th & 60th)
4:30 - 5:30 Tammy McCann and the Reunion Jazz Orchestra
7:30 - 8:30 Jarrard Harris Quintet
Click HERE (http://hydeparkjazzfestival.org/schedule/) for information about the performers.
Transportation / Parking: Not easy in the Hyde Park area. We are only going to two venues but public transportation or biking are suggested. Click HERE (http://hydeparkjazzfestival.org/transportation/)to see what the HPJF says.
Food: There are a few restaurants in the Hyde Park area but not necessarily at the Museum or at the Midway. For those of you interested, if you would like to get together for lunch before the meetup please meet at 12:00pm at the Seven Ten Lanes (fka Lucky Strike), 1055 E. 55th. Its just a few blocks from the Smart Museum and has a basic bar food menu.