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8 Days from $2125


  • Explore the Chicago Cultural Center

  • Listen to Live Jazz at a Secret Speakeasy

  • Learn About the Bues at the Former Chess Records Building

Trip Type: Ethnomusicology

Activity Level: Casual


Days 1-8: Chicago

After arriving in Chicago, we'll spend our first full day of the trip learning about the culture of Chicago's historic music scene with a visit to the Chicago Cultural Center before catching an open-mic night in the evening at Phyllis' Musical Inn.

We'll then spend our second day learning more about the history of the city at the Chicago History Museum before listening to live jazz at the Violet Hour speakeasy.

For our third full day in Chicago, we'll learn about the record industry that helped export Chicago blues abroad with a visit to Dusty Groove- perhaps Chicago's most famous record store- before listening to live music later that night at the Rainbo Club.

We'll then spend our fourth day learning more about the city's record industry with a tour of the Blues Heaven Foundation in the historic Chess Records building before catching another live concert later that night at Blue Chicago.

Participants will then get to have the morning off to freely explore the city before we catch our final live music show later that night at the historic Green Mill Jazz Club.

Participants will then get a free day to explore Chicago on their own and learn more about the local history and culture for their final full day before departure.

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

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One Weeks Exploring the Music History of Chicago
8 Days from $2125

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