2020 Season

July 4th on the Lawn

Independence Day Salute

When & Where

Sat Jul 4 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo

Learn about free seating options.

Open Rehearsals
Tue Jun 30 2020 Jay Pritzker PavilionInfo
Pre-Concert Lectures
Sat Jul 4 2020 Chase Promenade North TentInfo


John Philip Sousa: The Liberty Bell
Arr. Robert Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
...and more!


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.



Patrons must agree to adhere to safety protocols before gaining admission to Millennium Park events.

  • Masks must be worn covering the nose and chin unless eating or drinking.
  • Guests must socially distance from others outside their group by a minimum of 6'.
  • Visitors must agree not to attend if they are awaiting a COVID-19 test or if they have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director

Katelyn Lee


Nicholas Boettcher

double bass

John Philip Sousa


Peter Tchaikovsky