Update: The 2020 Grant Park Music Festival has been canceled to prevent further spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2021. Check out this year’s virtual festival.

Experience a summer of extraordinary music with 30+ free classical concerts. The 86th annual Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor classical music series. All concerts are free and most take place Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

The festival features 10 weeks of concerts, artistic development initiatives, radio broadcasts, and community engagement and outreach programs. Grab a spot on the lawn, set up a picnic, and kick back while Pritzker Pavilion’s state-of-the-art acoustic system delivers an extraordinary sonic experience — all with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.

Grant Park Music Festival 2020 schedule

Beethoven Triple Concerto
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 – 8 pm
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Principal Conductor, Tempest Trio

Brahms Symphony No 3
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, June 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus, Carlos Kalmar, Christopher Bell, Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, Natalie Richardson Rose

A World of Dance
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Polonia Ensemble, Tango 21 Dance Theater

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, June 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Janice Carissa

Orpheus in the Underworld
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, June 24 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, The Percussion Collective

Britten Spring Symphony
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, June 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus, Carlos Kalmar, Christopher Bell, Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, Siena Licht Miller

The Soul of Chicago: A Gospel Celebration
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
South Shore Cultural Center
Thursday, July 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Charles Floyd, Soul Children Of Chicago, Walt Whitman

Independence Day Salute
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Saturday, July 4, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Christopher Bell, Katelyn Lee, Nicholas Boettcher

Classic Movie Night: Singin’ in the Rain
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 8, 8 – 10 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Norman Huyhn

Broadway Tonight!
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, July 10, 8 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 8 – 10 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Lawrence Loh, Madison Claire Parks, Bronson Norris Murphy

Sibelius Finlandia
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, David Chan, Alban Gerhardt

Beethoven Eroica Symphony
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, July 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Rachel Barton Pine, Billy Childs

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Nicole Paiement, Andreas Haefliger

Haydn Surprise Symphony
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus, Markus Stenz, Christopher Bell

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Friday, July 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Simon Trpčeski

Handel Royal Fireworks
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Simone Lamsma

Mozart Jupiter Symphony
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 8, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, Christian Tetzlaff

Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar

Mendelssohn Elijah
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Friday, Aug. 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Grant Park Orchestra And Chorus, Carlos Kalmar, Christopher Bell

See the full schedule of performances.

Additional Information

Festival concerts in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion offer free seating on the Great Lawn (spread out on a blanket or settle into some lawn chairs!) just beyond the stage. Seating is first-come, first-serve and no admission tickets are required.

The seating closest to the stage in the Seating Bowl is reserved for members, groups, and visitors with single-night Experience Passes.

For further information, visit grantparkmusicfestival.com.