AUG 24: Chicago's 41st Jazz Fest 2019. FREE! Mark your calendar for now.

Are you going?

7 people going


Jay Pritzker Pavilion

201 E Randolph St · Chicago, IL

How to find us

I will be in the rear grass area , dead center to the stage, wearing a BLAZE ORANGE BASEBALL HAT. If you miss me, get some new glass's!

Location image of event venue


As in 2018, there will be NO August dog trek - so grab a lawn chair, bring some snax and enjoy a truly, world class music festival. For FREE!

Dear Trekker's:

Even though we can't bring our dogs to this event, you might like it anyway! So... I thought you might like (need?) something summer-y to look forward too. This is a co-op with my two other groups, "Chicago Art Gallery, Museum & Fair Openings... Plus!" and "North Shore Wine Group".

We did this last year as a co-op and it was fantastic. Due to the size of the venue I am limiting attendee's to 20,000!

MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR NOW. More info will follow as we get closer. (Note: This is the first of two Saturdays for the Fest. The second, Aug 31, falls on the three-day Labor Day weekend.)

We will do this like we did in 2018: Meet "dead-center" to the stage but toward the FAR rear and on the grass. BYOLC (Bring your own lawn chair). And like last year, we will sit in a "lawn circle" so we can enjoy the music and ... yap (!) as needed.

Food & Alcohol: Yes to food. No to alcohol (they sell alcohol on-site and governments don't like competition!) If anything changes re the alcohol I will update as needed. You can bring in small coolers (up to 24Lx15Wx15H) with soda's and treats and snax. Oh my!

Weather permitting, this is one of our best events of the year. It's a blast.

jim mccarthy, fearless leader & cat herder (second class).