A picnicker at the annual Independence Day Salute
Independence Day Salute
The place to be on the Fourth of July—this beloved Chicago tradition celebrates American independence with a medley of popular and patriotic favorites. Christopher Bell and the Grant Park Orchestra bring out the red, white, and blue with “Yankee Doodle,” “America the Beautiful,” a salute to men and women in uniform, and Sousa’s The Liberty Bell (a.k.a. the Monty Python theme). A rousing lead-up to fireworks along the lake front, the Orchestra’s grand finale features thundering cannons in the 1812 Overture, and the iconic Sousa march Stars and Stripes Forever.
Where & When
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Concert: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Grant Park Orchestra
Christopher Bell, Conductor
Katelyn Lee, Soprano
Nicholas Boettcher, Double Bass
John Philip Sousa: The Liberty Bell
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
This concert is part of the Festival HD series.
The City of Chicago has implemented a security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Changes have also been made to venue opening times and the prohibited items list.