Free admission • Millennium Park

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series features free outdoor concerts, showcasing a broad spectrum of established and emerging musicians in a spectacular setting. Grab a seat or a spot on the lawn and enjoy views of the soaring Pritzker Pavilion overhead and the surrounding city skyline that lights up around you as dusk falls.

Concerts feature artists from across genres, including R&B, house, disco, jazz, pop, country, alternative, and world music. Come see your favorite artists or discover someone new. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy before and during the show.

Millennium Park Summer Music Series schedule

The free music series features a wide variety of music from local, national, and international artists at the iconic Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Shows begin at 6:30 p.m., gates open at 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 22: Tribute to Ramsey Lewis: A Gentleman of Jazz, with special surprise guests
  • Monday, June 26: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, El Laberinto del Coco
  • Thursday, July 13: Big Freedia, “The Femmergy” feat. Mister Wallace & Friends + VITIGRRL
  • Monday, July 17: Yemi Alade, Son Palenque + DJ’s TopDonn & Dee Money
  • Thursday, July 20: Stephen Marley, Skanking Lizard & Jump Up Records’ 30th anniversary with DJ Chuck Wren
  • Monday, July 24: Kurt Vile and the Violators, Finom
  • Monday, July 31: Shemekia Copeland, Martha Redbone Roots Project
  • Thursday, Aug. 10: GRAMMY® Legacies and Looking Ahead: Vieux Farka Touré & Cedric Burnside
  • Thursday, Aug. 17: PJ Morton, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
  • Monday, Aug. 21: Carla Morrison, Girl Ultra + DJ Roxyo Sounds
Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion
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Millennium Park FAQs

What accessibility amenities are available at Millennium Park concerts?

Evert aspect Millennium Park has been designed to be accessible and inclusive to all patrons. That includes:

  • American Sign Language interpretation is available for all concerts at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Assistive listening devices and wheelchairs are available at all Millennium Park events from the Patron Service Tent
  • Accessible seating (with companion seats) is available throughout the Jay Pritzker Pavilion seating bowl

Learn more about accessibility in Millennium Park.

Can I bring a folding chair and blanket?
Yes, chairs and blankets are welcome on the Great Lawn. Folding chairs are not allowed in the seating area of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Pritzker Pavillion Night

May I bring a picnic basket?
Yes! Millennium Park is the perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco. However, in order to ensure that events are enjoyable for all attendees and to protect the lawn from wear and tear, please respect the following rules of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion: tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbecue grills, open flame candles, or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.

May I buy beer or wine in the park? How about food?
Refreshments, including food, beer and wine, are available for purchase from the concessions tent located to the east of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. In addition, concessions can be purchased throughout the Park, including from Millennium Hall, a multi-restaurant concept that includes Napolita Pizzeria, Double Clutch Brewing Company, and Casa Bonita.

Alcohol may only be consumed in the seating area and the Great Lawn during the concerts. Alcohol sales in the Millennium Park concession tent end one half-hour prior to the end of the concert.

What is the rain policy?
Concerts and performances in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are held rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or the threat of lightning in the area. The Pavilion seats are not protected from the elements. The Great Lawn has a high-tech design with underlying layers of sand and gravel that allows water to drain quickly.

May I bring my dog along?
Animals are not permitted in Millennium Park, unless they are service animals.

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