The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people.
Check out the free Monday evening shows.
New Music Mondays has some of the best independent bands perform during the summer. If the band is popular, make sure to come early.
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
Lots of free music in the summer. Bring your picnic basket and a bottle of wine!
Leave your glasses at home. Bring only wood, ceramic or plastic to JPP. Have a safe picnic.
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.
Check out the Grant Park Muisc Festival in the summertime. Some of the best classical & world music in the nation.
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.
A hugemongous place
The view from the choral balcony (inside looking out) is quite extraordinary, especially when you've been on the outside looking at the stage.
Security should spend more time kicking out the homeless begging for money, or trying to sell stuff...
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!
Amazing free concert series this summer. I've seen Son Lux and My Brightest Diamond (with Chicago Youth Symphony!) this month
If you're here for Downtown Sound, get here early & bring a blanket to stake out your spot!
Free beer at 312 tent
Edible Audible Picnic is every Monday at noon through the summer.
Excellent place to see a free concert in the summer
Free jazz fest!
Come listen to the great jazz!!!
Always lay down in the grass Anne observe the sky
Chaka Khan performed live, along with opening act Funkadesi. Two really nice performances!
This area is one of my favorite spots in Chicago. Great view--wonderful free events in the summer.
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
From MD but had a great time exploring the pavilion. Chitown, you have a great city!
NYC doesn't even have anything this consistent, this great, nor an amazing outdoor venue like this.
Summer Tuesday movie in the park at 730.
Sound actually seems to be better near the back of the pavilion towards the edge of the lawn.
All summer long, Baby😃👍✨☀😎🎶🎵😄
This place is AWESOME!!! I Totally Recommend This Venue For Concerts... Not A Bad Seat Anywhere and The Sound Is GREAT!!!
Sitting in the grass. Viewing the skyline at dusk & beyond. Enjoying the company of friends. Priceless!
Bandshell strikingly designed by Frank Gehry in 1999, opened 2004. Widely considered a highlight ("anchor," "crown jewel") of Chicago's Millennium Park.
Beer lines are terrible so get multiples
Bring a bottle of your own wine and cups. They allow you to byob, even saw people bring pizza and snacks.
Looks like beer cans are ok. I see NB Shift and Corona. Wish I had known.
Chicago Food and Wine this weekend.
Take a peek at this awesome stage!
Bring your own food and beverages for an amazing live music picnic experience.
Who needs seats when you've got grass? Rumor of free beer at 312 tent.
Free shows all summer long and even lunch time concerts
Kind of bummed the lunch music sessions end at 12:45 instead of 1:00pm. Thought I'd catch the tail end but its over.
Verano es la época ideal, la gente organiza su picnic.
Se puede presenciar la ópera "Carmen" una noche de verano -> http://elisaserendipity.blogspot.com/2012/09/millenium-park-chicago-2012-cloud.html