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Jazz and Wine Fest

Sunday, June 18, 12-6 pm

Jazz and Wine ticket – $60
Jazz-only ticket (wine samples not included) – $40
Youth ticket (under 21) – $20

Tickets and Parking

Onsite parking – $15

Relax and savor Cantigny’s Jazz and Wine Fest, a new event for 2023!  This entertainment-filled afternoon will feature five acts, two stages, and 10 wine sampling stations. The bands will perform on two stages in different areas of Cantigny Park, but not simultaneously, so you’ll be able to enjoy all of them. No matter where you are in the park, we promise you will hear the music!

Our festival headliner is the legendary Count Basie Orchestra. In the history of jazz music, there is only one bandleader who has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts around the world for over 30 years after his passing. William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American icon who personifies the grandeur and excellence of jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won 18 Grammy Awards and played at every major jazz festival and concert hall in the world.

As an added treat, CBO’s Cantigny appearance will include guest vocalist Vanessa Rubin, a jazz legend in her own right. The Cleveland native is revered for her diverse vocal talents, delivered with emotional depth and sometimes a playful sass.

The CBO and Rubin will close out Jazz and Wine Fest with a performance beginning at 4:45 pm. Four other notable acts will precede them:

  • Thaddeus Tukes Quartet (12 pm) — The Chicago Tribune said this musician and composer “brings poetry to the vibraphone.” A graduate of Northwestern University, where he pioneered the first degree in jazz vibraphone studies, Tukes currently performs as a bandleader and special guest with various ensembles throughout the country.
  • Victor Garcia’s Latin Jazz Septet (1:30 pm) – This acclaimed young trumpeter from Chicago released his debut album, “The Grind/The Groove,” in 2018. He’s recorded on dozens of other albums, three of them Grammy-nominated.
  • Frank Catalano Quartet (3 pm) – A world-class tenor saxophonist, this Chicagoan holds three Grammys and has shared stage or studio with the likes of Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn and Jimmy Chamberlin.
  • Big Shoulders Brass Band (4:15 pm) – Our festival calls for a New Orleans-style street parade and BSBB will give us one! They’ll play a short set, too, showcasing a uniquely Chicago form of jazzy Dixieland funk.

As the jazz notes waft through Cantigny, oenophiles can sample an interesting selection of wines of different varietals and styles. In partnership with Romano Beverage (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Regal Wine Company (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Cantigny’s food and beverage team has curated a high-quality menu of reds and whites for easy summer sipping. The 10 tasting stations will feature international and domestic selections, including the very best of California winemaking.

Gates open at 11 am on June 18. Seating is on the lawn, so blankets and/or folding chairs are recommended. Food trucks will offer a wide variety of meals and snacks, plus beer and soft drinks. No outside alcohol or coolers will be allowed. 

Tickets and Parking

Food Trucks

Mamie’s Toffee & Treats
Fiesta Taco
Golden Eagle Hot Dogs
Poupee Puf Cotton Candy
Kissed By Fire BBQ & Pizza
Saucy Kat
Grumpy Gaucho
Cookies with Flavor
High Rollers Rolled Ice Cream
Wally Waffles
LA Cocina de Maria

SOLD OUT – Artisanal Picnic for Two

Indulge in an exquisite blend of jazz, wine, and tasty delights with our Artisanal Picnic for Two at Jazz and Wine Fest. At the heart of this exclusive offering, is a 9″ x 9″ bamboo charcuterie box meticulously crafted by Chi-cuterie of Geneva, IL.

Inside, you’ll discover a locally curated collection of three artisanal cheeses, two delectable meats, a selection of crispy crackers, and a jar of luscious jam. Complementing these savory bites are fresh, seasonal fruits, a medley of nuts, edible flowers, and other goodies, adding a touch of sweetness and crunch. This thoughtfully arranged box is a hearty meal for two people, making it perfect for sharing.

But the indulgence doesn’t stop there. Our Artisanal Picnic also includes a refreshing Strawberry Salad, prepared by Cantigny’s culinary team, featuring a blend of field greens, ripe strawberries, candied walnuts, tangy red onions, and creamy goat cheese drizzled with a tantalizing strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. This salad adds a burst of freshness to your gourmet experience. To complete your ensemble, we’ve included two bottles of water, ensuring that you stay hydrated throughout your jazz and wine-filled adventure.

Order your Artisanal Picnic for Two, packed in a Cantigny insulated tote bag, and go on a sensory journey you won’t soon forget.

Contains nuts, dairy, and gluten. No substitutions.

About Chi-cuterie
Discover Chi-cuterie, a culinary haven located at 321 Franklin in Geneva, IL, where owners Michelle and Robert Parker curate the finest locally sourced meats, cheeses, honey, jam, and more to offer dine-in or to-go boxes (check out the beautiful patio), legacy boards of various sizes, handpacked bags and baskets for a special picnic or party and other creatively designed charcuterie options for your next gathering as well as a beverage menu, fabulous gifts, and exciting events. Chi-cuterie, taste the heart of Chicago.


Parking is available for pre-purchase along with event tickets. Parking is available onsite at Cantigny Park for a convenient walk to the festival.

Our partner and Media Sponsor for this exciting event is WDCB Public Radio “Chicago’s Home for Jazz!”


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Visit the Cantigny Outpost at this event and the Visitors Center for exclusive Cantigny-logo items and other fun merchandise!