Jazzin' at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

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This evening of drinks, views and music takes the term ‘party animal’ to the next level. Enjoy the balmy night air in the company of good friends and 32,000 aquatic animals at the Shedd Aquarium. Every Wednesday during the summer, ending on September 13, the Shedd Aquarium welcomes the public to sip on great cocktails and take in the scenic lake views and Chicago skyline with their fine-finned friends!


Getting Jazzy

Even though the warm summer nights will come to an end soon, you can enjoy them while they last! On September 13 from 5pm to 10pm, cool drinks and smooth jazz at the Shedd Aquarium are on the agenda for the evening with three of Chicago’s most swingin’ artists to guide you through the night.


Rio Bamba will be at the North Terrace Main Stage and will have you tapping your toes before you know it. A unique blend of samba, American jazz, Latin beats and bossa nova, this group can get a crowd going. They move easily from Brazilian samba to classic swing and jazz, vocal, or instrumental music.


The Bob Davis Trio are serving up a heaping helping of R&B, Latin and soul. The guitarist and keyboardist are joined by another to make the trio at the Main Foyer at the Shedd.


You’ll be seeing double with the group Gray Matters. Twin brothers Wayne and Duayne Gray are a mixture of R&B, jazz, funk, soul, rock and classical music and have been inspired by the likes of Fats Domino. You can catch them at the Soundings Café.


Jazzin’ Hoppy Hour and Science Pub

Are you looking for even more excitement? The aquarium also offers educational events to complement Jazzin’ at the Shedd! The Jazzin’ Hoppy Hour includes a one-hour open bar and light hors d’oeuvres all while surrounded by over 40 species of frogs, toads and salamanders. The $60 ticket also includes admission into Jazzin’ at the Shedd so you don’t miss a minute of entertainment! You can purchase tickets here.


The Jazzin’ Science Pub begins at 7pm and brings different aspects of science to life all while you enjoy an adult beverage. The September 13the guest lecturers are Dr. Tim Hoellein, Loyola University biologist, and Jaclyn Wegner, Shedd manager of conservation partnerships and programs. They will be discussing plastic pollution in lakes and rivers and ways to reduce the waste in our waterways.


A night out is always fun, but when is the last time you had cocktails with 32,000 of your closest aquatic friends? Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy music, views and the summertime at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.



Jazzin’ at the Shedd

Where: Shedd Aquarium

When: September 13, 2017 from 5pm-10pm

Admission: $20 advance tickets online only



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