Map & Transportation
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to provide FREE Bus Service between venues during the Festival.
The Midway Plaisance is the transportation hub for the Festival, where you will find clearly marked bus stops. Free buses service is available at all other venues during associated performance hours between 1:00 PM–10:45PM on Saturday. Buses are clearly marked HYDE PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL. Route information will be posted on buses and is printed in the Festival program, which is available at each of the venues and at the Information Booth on the Midway. For those interested in walking, many of the venues are within walking distance of each other. There will be late night buses on Saturday night leaving Rockefeller Chapel at Midnight (don't worry, the bus will wait until 10 minutes after the conclusion of the performance in the case it runs a little past midnight).
For more maps and other Chicago transportation ideas, such as taxis and rental cars, you can use Chicago Traveler, a travel guide to the area.
Easy access to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival by:
All University of Chicago surface lots are free and open to the public for the Jazz Festival. The majority of festival venues are located in close proximity to each other. Attendees are encouraged to park and then walk to the venues of interest. University of Chicago surface lots will be free during the Festival, as well as Kenwood Academy’s parking lot at Lake Park and E. Hyde Park. The Parking Garage at 55th & Ellis/Greenwood will be open at a nominal charge.
We highly encourage biking to the Festival. Click the map of Divvy hotspots above for the most up to date information on availability. For information on how Divvy works, visit their website.
Public Transportation (Metra & CTA)
Hyde Park is easily accessible by public transportation, including by Metra and CTA trains and buses. To schedule your trip, visit the CTA trip planner website or call the CTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000.