A Festival map will be available here as a pdf by August 2018. A paper map will also be available at Midway Information Booth.



The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to provide FREE Bus Service between venues during the Festival. A map of the 2018 Festival bus route will be available here online in September before the Festival as well as at the Midway during the Festival.

The Midway Plaisance is the transportation hub for the Festival. There will be late night buses leaving Rockefeller Chapel at 12:00 midnight (don't worry, the bus will wait until 10 minutes past the performance in case it runs a little past midnight). Free buses service all other venues during performance hours between 1:00 PM–10:45PM on Saturday. Route information will be posted on buses and available at venues. Many of the venues are within walking distance of each other. 

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.