The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to provide FREE Bus Service between venues during the Festival: 2014 Jazz Fest Bus Route Map.
The Midway Plaisance is the transportation hub for the Festival. The free buses service all venues during performance hours between 1:00 PM–10:30 PM on Saturday. Route information will be posted on buses and available at venues. Click here for a full map of venues and parking. Many of the venues are within walking distance of each other. There are also late night buses leaving Rockefeller Chapel at 11:45 PM.
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.
Getting to Hyde Park and the Festival
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.
- Map of the garage location
- Map of Kenwood Academy parking lot
- Additional parking lots around campus
- Additional driving directions and maps
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 RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000.