What is Membership?

Born out of the Great Depression, the Grant Park Orchestra was founded in the 1930s as a completely free, summertime concert series. And every year since it began, the Festival continues to demonstrate that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on our city.

Support the Grant Park Music Festival by reserving a membership, and as our way of saying thank you, you’ll have access to reserved seats in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Memberships are 100% tax deductible and offer exclusive benefits including:

  • Invitations to receptions
  • Access to exclusive events with the artists
  • Convenient concert exchange privileges
  • Discounted parking under the Pavilion
  • Discounts to some of the area's best local restaurants

Most important, your membership helps support the Festival’s mission of keeping concerts free for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans and visitors each year.

Memberships for the 2021 Festival season will be on sale in the spring of 2021.

Membership Options

Premium Circle

Get priority reserved seating for every concert as a Purple, Blue, or Green Circle member, along with invitations to exclusive special events, complimentary one night passes, parking and dining discounts, and an easy payment plan.


Select a 9 or 13 concert package (Yellow or Orange) and enjoy unlimited exchanges, a complimentary one night pass, and parking and dining discounts.

Choose Your Own

Create a 4, 8 or 12 concert series that combines all of your favorite music, and works with your own schedule.

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