Chicago Jazz, Blues and Beyond Bus Tour with Soul Food Lunch for UChicago Alumni


3 hours


Some Walking


  • Aragon Ballroom and its ornate architecture
  • Green Mill Jazz Club in Uptown
  • Michigan Avenue “cliff” and historic hotels
  • Exterior a former 1920s jazz club
  • Chess Records, a Chicago blues landmark
  • Pilgrim Baptist Church, famous for gospel
  • Former site of the Maxwell Street Market
  • Live blues performance, harmonica lesson, and harmonica gift

Stories & Ideas

  • The scandalous reputation of early jazz
  • City life in the Roaring ’20s
  • The Great Migration
  • What makes Chicago Blues distinct
  • How jazz and blues genres changed
  • Music as a catalyst for creating community

Tour Includes

  • Engaging tour guide commentary
  • Family-style luncheon includes fried chicken, BBQ rib tips, cornbread dressing, collard greens, mac and cheese with dessert and beverage.
  • Video presentation via screens on bus
  • Blues musician performance
  • Free harmonica
  • Discounted flat-rate parking at Grant Park/Millennium Park North Garage ($15)

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