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Popular Evening Event Series, Jazzin' at the Shedd, Returns

Guests Can Experience Supreme City Views, Incredible Live Music, Impressive Animals Wednesday Nights

May 17, 2022

Guests at Shedd's Jazzin' at the Shedd enjoy summer fireworks and music on Shedd's North Terrace.

Jazzin’ at the Shedd, the popular midweek, evening event series at Shedd Aquarium will return this summer. It features a festival-worthy lineup of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles, views of the city skyline on the breezy terraces and opportunities to look nature in eye with access to the full aquarium. This summer event series occurs every Wednesday night from 5 – 10 p.m. from June 15 through Aug. 31, 2022.

As a thank you for their continued support, Shedd Aquarium members receive free admission on June 8 for a Members Only Jazzin' and discounted admission for the rest of the Jazzin' season. Anyone interested in gaining early access or supporting Shedd year-round can purchase a membership here. Tickets must be reserved online in advance to ensure entry.

As in previous years, the event series brings in new and existing jazz talent from across Chicago and the nearby region, providing a unique experience every Wednesday of the summer. Some bands that will be playing through the limited Jazzin’ series include Detour JazFunk, Rio Bamba, Michele Thomas Quartet among others. A full list of performers can be found on Shedd’s website.

In addition to the talent, guests can enjoy food and drink that will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Attendees can wander through the galleries with a cocktail in hand, coming eye-to-eye with aquatic animals from bonnethead sharks to a rescued green sea turtle. While the event is geared towards an adult audience, families can bring their children to Jazzin’.

Guests are required to purchase tickets ahead of time for Jazzin’ at the Shedd. Learn more about what to expect and how to plan for an evening at Jazzin’ by visiting:

VISUALS: Visuals of previous Jazzin’ evenings can be viewed and downloaded here:
Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium