The South Loop/Printer’s Row area is famous for being crowded during Chicago Bears games, but that’s not all the neighborhood is known for. Its prime location in downtown Chicago is the epicenter of tourist attractions and a beloved spot for locals. From Museum Park to renowned jazz clubs, South Loop is the place to be. Here are five things to see and do in the neighborhood.
Founded in 1947, Jazz Showcase is the oldest jazz club in Chicago. Every night of the week, the Jazz Showcase features live music from local jazz musicians and international artists. The ‘#1 Jazz Club in Chicago’ is famous for hosting Jazz legends like Count Basie, Joe Williams, Hank Crawford, and countless others. Admirers of music will enjoy performances by artists, both up-and-coming and established. The vibe inside Jazz Showcase is both intimate and lively, evocative of 1950s jazz clubs.
Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 360 0234
Printer’s Row Lit Fest
It’s called Printer’s Row for a reason. This neighborhood within a neighborhood was once the center of Chicago’s publishing industry. While most of the old printing buildings have been converted into lofts, the area honors the neighborhood’s rich history with the annual Printer’s Row Lit Fest in June. On Dearborn Street, the festival offers new and antique books sold by booksellers from across the country, panels with over 200 authors, and an arts and poetry stage. The free two-day event is a book lover’s dream.
By Alyssa Reyes
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