News & Stories
Amy Boonstra, Board Member and Festival (Cheer)Leader
Among a collective of Festival devotees, you can’t be around the organization for too long without meeting Amy Boonstra, a board member and tireless cheerleader for the Festival’s staff and the more-than 200 live events.
Women's History and Festival 2023
During the month of March, we tip our hats to the women behind the music. Get to know some of the composers from the 2023 Festival lineup.
Get Inspired for the Summer
Need inspiration for your Choose Your Own membership? Look no further! We've put together a few packages that are sure to get you pumped for Festival 2023!
Festival Fellowship Alumni News - January '23
Grant Park Music Festival Fellowship Alumni are bringing a bit of the Festival spirit with them everywhere they go. We are thrilled to share the news that 2021 String Fellow, Allison Lovera, won a position in the violin section of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra this past summer.
Black History Month 2023
It's that time of year when we honor people of color who've made an outstanding contribution to the cultural fabric of our country. It's also a chance to highlight some of the composers who will fill Millennium Park with music.
2023 Grant Park Music Festival Season Announcement
The Grant Park Music Festival steps to the vanguard of classical music with a season inspired by the bounty of America’s diversity. Celebrating a range of conductors, composers and guest artists, the series reflects the bustling metropolis of Chicago and the greater American tapestry.
New this season, the Festival offers a deeper musical experience with some of the most interesting artists working in the field today. Access is a hallmark of the Grant Park Music Festival.
Music for Older Adults Makes Waves
Grant Park chorister Hannah McConnell brings together older adults and people with dementia for music and well-being.
2022 Awards Benefit Energizes Festival Fans
On Thursday, October 27, the Grant Park Orchestral Association hosted its Advocate for the Arts Awards Benefit, an event that supports the Festival's free programming in Millennium Park and beyond. With proceeds exceeding $800,000 dollars, Festival fans reaffirmed their love for one of Chicago’s best ideas.
Seasonal Fun in Millennium Park
From the annual Chicago Christmas Tree lighting to the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink to an Art Market featuring works by local artists—there's a load of fun coming your way in Millennium Park.