Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave), Chicago, IL 60602, United States
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Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–11:00 PM
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  • "There are plenty of FREE concerts put on by the City of Chicago during the..." (4 tips)
  • "... grass? Rumor of free beer at 312 tent." (2 tips)
  • "... for its evening performances during the summer" (2 tips)
  • Mazda

    The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people.

    Mazda · October 28, 2010
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  • Time Out Chicago

    Listen and watch the Chicago Symphony OrchestraRiccardo Muti makes his debut as CSO music director with a free show in the park. Read more

    Time Out Chicago · September 24, 2010
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  • Ern D.

    Check out the free Monday evening shows.

    Ern D · June 7, 2010
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  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    Enjoy the serenity of the great lawn, where locals and tourists alike come with their blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to listen to the many free concerts held there. Read more

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  • Josh C.

    Work in the loop? Brown-bag your lunch on Wednesdays & bring it to the Pritzker to hear the Grant Park Orchestra rehearse for its evening performances during the summer

    Josh Copeland · July 30, 2009
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  • Julia S.

    New Music Mondays has some of the best independent bands perform during the summer. If the band is popular, make sure to come early.

    Julia Styles · October 11, 2011
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  • DocWatson1

    Free... Concerts all summer long.

    DocWatson1 · June 9
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  • Mark A.

    The classical summer concerts are always packed but the jazz concerts every Thursday in July and August are just as good with much smaller crowds.

    Mark Allen · September 21, 2011
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  • CJ U.

    Leave your glasses at home. Bring only wood, ceramic or plastic to JPP. Have a safe picnic.

    CJ Urban · July 24, 2011
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  • Mallory W.

    Music Without Borders on Thursday nights this summer is incredible Read more

    Mallory Warner · July 9, 2010
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  • venessa t.

    Lots of free music in the summer. Bring your picnic basket and a bottle of wine!

    venessa tarbell · November 17, 2011
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  • Gil I.

    Perfect night spent! Gather up your classy friends! Bring some elegant wine bust out your meat and cheese boards. Drink, Veg out, laugh, listen and enjoy the beauty that emulates from the stage

    Gil Izaguirre · July 25, 2013
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  • Yvonne S.

    Check out the Grant Park Muisc Festival in the summertime. Some of the best classical & world music in the nation.

    Yvonne Strumecki · August 11, 2011
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  • Thompson Hotels

    Our concierge Catherine at Sax Chicago recommends grabbing a blanket and some wine & cheese and making the most of the free summer concerts on the great lawn.

    Thompson Hotels · June 20, 2011
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  • Chicago Dancing Festival

    Bring your picnic blanket for "Dancing Under the Stars" as part of the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival! Use #CDF12 on Twitter! Read more

    Chicago Dancing Festival · June 25, 2012
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  • Grant Park Music Festival

    The 2012 Season Schedule for the Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park has been announced! Read more

    Grant Park Music Festival · February 22, 2012
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  • Brian M.

    Amazing free concert series this summer. I've seen Son Lux and My Brightest Diamond (with Chicago Youth Symphony!) this month

    Brian McKinney · August 16, 2011
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  • Meredith B.

    If you're here for Downtown Sound, get here early & bring a blanket to stake out your spot!

    Meredith Bay · June 6, 2011
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  • Alexander G.

    Free beer at 312 tent

    Alexander Gouletas · July 19, 2010
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  • Cerebelle

    Edible Audible Picnic is every Monday at noon through the summer.

    Cerebelle · June 7, 2010
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  • William S.

    A hugemongous place

    William Santoyo · June 3, 2013
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  • Kay B.

    The view from the choral balcony (inside looking out) is quite extraordinary, especially when you've been on the outside looking at the stage.

    Kay Burnett · April 5, 2013
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    Bandshell strikingly designed by Frank Gehry in 1999, opened 2004. Widely considered a highlight ("anchor," "crown jewel") of Chicago's Millennium Park.

    Jeffrey Zeldman · September 8, 2012
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  • Shannon H.

    There are plenty of FREE concerts put on by the City of Chicago during the summer time. Grab a blanket and make a picnic out of it! Yes open alcohol is allowed in Millenium park!

    Shannon Heath · July 24, 2012
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  • Neil P.

    Security should spend more time kicking out the homeless begging for money, or trying to sell stuff...

    Neil P · August 7, 2012
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  • Let's Go Road Trippin

    Excellent place to see a free concert in the summer

    Let's Go Road Trippin · October 23, 2013
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  • David B.

    Free jazz fest!

    David Bakal · September 2, 2013
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  • Ed F.

    Come listen to the great jazz!!!

    Ed F · September 1, 2013
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  • Jacob D.

    Always lay down in the grass Anne observe the sky

    Jacob Deme · August 14, 2013
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  • Yvonne M.

    Chaka Khan performed live, along with opening act Funkadesi. Two really nice performances!

    Yvonne Mitchell · July 29, 2013
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  • Kate C.

    This area is one of my favorite spots in Chicago. Great view--wonderful free events in the summer.

    Kate Calisto · July 28, 2013
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  • Dustin J.

    From MD but had a great time exploring the pavilion. Chitown, you have a great city!

    Dustin J. · July 23, 2013
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  • Ashland T.

    NYC doesn't even have anything this consistent, this great, nor an amazing outdoor venue like this.

    Ashland Thomas · July 11, 2013
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  • Tarra T.

    Summer Tuesday movie in the park at 730.

    Tarra Thomas · July 10, 2013
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  • Sean K.

    Sound actually seems to be better near the back of the pavilion towards the edge of the lawn.

    Sean K · July 5, 2013
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  • Jon

    All summer long, Baby😃👍✨☀😎🎶🎵😄

    Jon · June 4, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    This place is AWESOME!!! I Totally Recommend This Venue For Concerts... Not A Bad Seat Anywhere and The Sound Is GREAT!!!

    Brian Musielak · June 2, 2013
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  • Kay B.

    Sitting in the grass. Viewing the skyline at dusk & beyond. Enjoying the company of friends. Priceless!

    Kay Burnett · September 9, 2012
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  • Chuck D.

    Beer lines are terrible so get multiples

    Chuck Droege · August 23, 2012
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  • Brittany K.

    Bring a bottle of your own wine and cups. They allow you to byob, even saw people bring pizza and snacks.

    Brittany King · July 21, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    Looks like beer cans are ok. I see NB Shift and Corona. Wish I had known.

    Matt LaFleur · June 12, 2012
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  • Alessandra F.

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    Alessandra Fissinger · May 14, 2012
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  • Joe W.

    Chicago Food and Wine this weekend.

    Joe White · September 23, 2011
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  • Amanda Michelle J.

    Take a peek at this awesome stage!

    Amanda Michelle Jones · September 1, 2011
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  • Louis S.

    Bring your own food and beverages for an amazing live music picnic experience.

    Louis S · August 30, 2011
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  • Alex L.

    Who needs seats when you've got grass? Rumor of free beer at 312 tent.

    Alex LaJeunesse · August 18, 2011
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  • Paul B.

    Free shows all summer long and even lunch time concerts

    Paul Bachner · August 14, 2011
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  • Rafael G.

    Verano es la época ideal, la gente organiza su picnic.

    Rafael Gomez · November 8, 2013
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  • Elisa

    Se puede presenciar la ópera "Carmen" una noche de verano -> http://elisaserendipity.blogspot.com/2012/09/millenium-park-chicago-2012-cloud.html

    Elisa · September 11, 2012
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  • Aprendi

    Lyssette, una de nuestras viajeras, dice que los mejores conciertos son esos al aire libre en Chicago. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Cuéntanos en Aprendí. Read more

    Aprendi · December 14, 2011
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