“If music is the place-then Jazz is the City” hear it live at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Chicago’s upbeat jazz scene will be prominently featured for two days during the 11th annual festival dedicated to Chicago’s most critically acclaimed artists as well as nationally and internationally recognized talents. Described as a “near-perfect marriage of music and setting,” the fest is presented on 14 stages across Hyde Park. This remarkable two-day free festival showcases collaboration between academic, cultural and community institutions, and local businesses to present over 30 bands in a variety of settings throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood. Over 20,000 jazz fans and enthusiasts will gather at the event to enjoy more than 18 hours of free, nonstop jazz performances.