June 12 – Aug. 17, 2024
Free admission • Millennium Park

Experience a summer of extraordinary music with dozens of free classical concerts. The Grant Park Music Festival, one of the city’s free summer music festivals, has been a Chicago tradition for 90 years and is the nation’s only free, summer-long outdoor series dedicated to classical music.

The festival features a packed schedule of concerts in Chicago’s iconic downtown Millennium Park and neighborhood venues across the city. 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 schedule

The Grant Park Music Festival schedule for its 90th season includes over 30 shows featuring the world-class Grant Park Orchestra.

The exciting line-up includes a variety of renowned conductors and musicians, including violinists, cellists, and pianists. Events also include four world premiere works by Chicago composers, an ode to Broadway, a Star Wars tribute, a Beethoven Symphony, and the popular Independence Day Salute. Check out the full details on this season’s schedule.

  • Dvořák Cello Concerto
    Wednesday, June 12 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Tetzlaff Plays Elgar
    Friday, June 14 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, June 15 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Choral Masterworks
    Monday, June 17 (South Shore Cultural Center)
    Thursday, June 20 (Columbus Park Refectory)
  • Songs Of Freedom
    Wednesday, June 19 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Schumann Piano Concerto
    Friday, June 21 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, June 22 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Dvořák Serenade For Strings
    Tuesday, June 25 (South Shore Cultural Center)
    Thursday, June 27 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Haydn London Symphony
    Wednesday, June 26 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Stravinsky Petrushka
    Friday, June 28 (Harris Theater)
    Saturday, June 29 (Harris Theater)
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
    Wednesday, July 3 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Friday, July 5 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Independence Day Salute
    Thursday, July 4 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
    Wednesday, July 10 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Beethoven Emperor Concerto
    Friday, July 12 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, July 13 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini
    Wednesday, July 17 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Star Wars And More: The Music Of John Williams
    Friday, July 19 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    Wednesday, July 24 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Scheherazade
    Friday, July 26 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, July 27 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Broadway Rocks!
    Wednesday, July 31 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Bruckner Symphony No. 4
    Friday, Aug. 2 (Harris Theater)
    Saturday, Aug. 3 (Harris Theater)
  • Mozart Jupiter Symphony
    Wednesday, Aug. 7 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Brahms Double Concerto
    Friday, Aug. 9 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, Aug. 10 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Fascinating Rhythm: Gershwin And Friends
    Wednesday, Aug. 14 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
  • Mahler Symphony No. 8
    Friday, Aug. 16 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)
    Saturday, Aug. 17 (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)

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. Lawn 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 passes.

You’ll also find a variety of shows held in neighborhood parks and venues around the city, including the South Shore Cultural Center and the Columbus Park Refectory.

For further information, visit grantparkmusicfestival.com.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change. For the latest on all Millennium Park events, visit millenniumpark.org.