For $13, today's side deal gets you admission to this year's jazz club tour from the Jazz Institute of Chicago on Wednesday, September 1 (a $30 value). The tour kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
The Jazz Club Tour provides access to 13 participating jazz clubs around Chicago, a city known for its history with and affinity for jazz music. After purchasing today's Groupon, you'll be sent a packet with a letter, a map of all participating clubs, and a button to wear that will act as your all-access pass for the evening. Enjoy music, drinks, and convivial good times everywhere from Buddy Guy's Legends in the South Loop and Red Pepper's Masquerade Lounge on 87th Street to the Green Mill in Uptown. The Chicago Trolley Company will provide door-to-door transportation between clubs, making the experience safe and stress-free for everyone involved. Some of the proceeds from the tour will go to benefit the Jazz Institute of Chicago, which provides free concerts all year round, including the Chicago Jazz Festival, which takes flight one week after the tour.
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1969, the nonprofit Jazz Institute of Chicago promotes and nurtures jazz in Chicago by providing jazz education, developing and supporting musicians, building audiences for jazz, and fostering a thriving jazz scene. In that vein, they present diverse programs in communities all over Chicago.
Programmed by the Jazz Institute and produced by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Chicago Jazz Festival, has taken place every year since 1979. Other programs include the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz a multi-concert series presented in Millennium Park and JazzCity. The latter—in partnership with the Chicago Park District—brings Chicago's star talent into neighborhoods across the city for free, including bringing Latin jazz musicians from around the country to Humboldt Park.
In addition to its concert programs, the Jazz Institute provides jazz education through its Jazz Links program for young and old alike. The program nurtures students by connecting them with world-class artists and helping them with their professional development.