Every summer, the Shedd takes advantage of the unbeatable cityscape vistas provided by its promontory seat with Jazz at the Shedd, a weekly outdoor jazz event on the veranda outside its north face. Featured players are mainly topflight local talents; this year’s lineup included Shawn Salmon Duo, Petra van Nuis and Chris Greene Quartet. Other lakefront music fests may boast more music, but none boasts more lakefront.
1200 S. Lake Shore, 312.939.2438, sheddaquarium.org
Best of Chicago 2017