Jazzin' at the Shedd

Every Wednesday evening during the summer, enjoy live jazz, cool drinks and a relaxed visit with 32,000 animals. Take in the Chicago skyline while listening to some of our area's top jazz musicians. It's the perfect way to savor the summer!

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2017 Jazzin' dates (5 to 10 p.m.)
June 28 
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13 

Price: $20

Jazzin' at the Shedd

Jazzin' is held Wednesday evenings every summer. Tickets are now on sale!

Shoreline CruisesWant even more Jazzin' fun? Enjoy an evening cruise and get a front-row view of the Navy Pier fireworks display. Join us for a Shoreline Cruise!

Shoreline CruisesEnjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while surrounded by over 40 different species of salamanders, frogs, toads, and caecilians during our Jazzin' Hoppy Hour!

Jazzin Sax PlayerWant to see who is playing at this year's Jazzin'? Check out the band lineup!

Jazzin Science PubJoin a Jazzin' science pub and meet a Shedd researcher in an informal setting where you can relax, enjoy a beverage and ask questions.

Table at JazzinInterested in hosting a private event during Jazzin'? Catering and bar packages available!


Jazzin' schedule

5 p.m. Doors open
5:30 p.m. North Terrace main stage performance begins
6: 45 p.m. Stingray Touch close
7 p.m. Science pub begins
7:45 p.m. Abbott Oceanarium and Amphibians close
8:30 p.m. Boarding for Shoreline Sightseeing boats
8:45 p.m. Wild Reef close
10 p.m. Good night!

Jazzin' food and beverage offerings

Menu subject to change weekly

Crayfish boil (1 lb.)
Grilled corn on the cob
Shrimp po'boy
Roasted sweet potato po'boy
Seafood jambalaya bowl

Seafood jambalaya
Steak-and-cheese cone
Pulled pork cone
Roasted veg-and-sweet potato cone

Garden salad
Artisan cheese board

Bourbon-cream-filled cream puff
Red velvet cupcake

No outside food and drink (except medical or religious dietary restrictions); no outside alcohol

Jazzin' at the Shedd is sponsored by  Chase Logo

Traffic Alerts

Throughout the year, special events can affect traffic and parking. Please check here to plan around traffic so you can spend the most time at Jazzin'!

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