Grant Park Music Festival 

A summer of extraordinary music that includes 30 free classical concerts.

June - August, 2019
Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion 
FREE admission

View of the stages at the Grant Park Music Festival

The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation's only FREE, summer-long outdoor classical music series of its kind, bringing together 10 weeks of concerts, artistic development initiatives, radio broadcasts and community engagement and outreach programs.

Carlos Kalmar, Artistist Director and Principal Conductor, and Christopher Bell, Chorus Director, lead the acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus in a summer of stunning performances at the festival's official home: Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Whether you are up close in the Seating Bowl or relaxing with a picnic on the Great Lawn, the Pavilion's state-of-the-art acoustic system delivers an extraordinary sonic experience for audiences — all with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.

Full orchestra and chorus performing at the Grant Park Music Festival


Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Gershwin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Beethoven, Haydn, Debussy ... The list of classical greats and world-class performances at this year's Grant Park Music Festival is staggering. Check out 2018 season details here.

Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park


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.

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