Annual Jazz Club Tour, Wednesday August 28

What is the intersection of tradition and innovation? Jazz, of course!

Find that intersection and many interesting side streets between 6:00 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 as we kick off the Chicago Jazz Festival with our Annual Jazz Club Tour. Special thanks to our new presenting sponsor, The Drake Hotel and media sponsor WDCB.

The Jazz Club Tour takes its patrons for a ride to venerable jazz clubs, small joints, and community centers throughout Chicago. Explore and enjoy the longstanding bebop traditions of the Jazz Showcase in the south Loop, the upscale environs of the Drake Hotel’s Palm Court and Coq d’Or, and everything in between.

Jazz Club Tour participants buy a promotional button which grants access to all participating clubs and trolley transportation between clubs. JIC discount member tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. General admission is $25 and $35 at the door. Tickets are available online at beginning July 15and at participating clubs beginning August 1. 2013.  Our presenting sponsor, The Drake Hotel will feature bands in both the lovely Palm Court and the more intimate Coq d’Or and will be providing special signature drinks and menus for the occasion.  We welcome first timer The 50 Yard Line to the line-up and returning venues: Andy’s, the Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Close Up 2, Reggie’s, Marmon Grand, , M Lounge, Red Pepper’s Masquerade Lounge, City Life, Mayne Stage, Norman’s/Room 43 and the South Side Community Arts Center.

You know and we know it is one of the best nights in Chicago Jazz. Make sure you get your button early and plan to get together with jazz fans from across the city to enjoy one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the nation.

For more information and to purchase tickets online visit


Andy’s 11 E. Hubbard St.

Green Mill  4802 N. Broadway Ave.

Jazz Showcase  806 S. Plymouth Ct.

Close Up 2 416 S. Clark St.

Reggies 2109 S. State St.

Marmon Grand 2230 S Michigan Ave.

M Lounge 1520 S. Wabash Ave.

Red Peppers Masquerade Lounge  428 E. 87th St.

Cit y 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

The 50 Yard Line 69 E. 75th St.

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