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.


Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the City of Chicago has cancelled all events in Millennium Park. All Grant Park Music Festival presentations for 2020 are taking place via digital media.


Christopher Bell

Chorus Director

Katelyn Lee


Nicholas Boettcher

Double Bass

John Philip Sousa


Peter Tchaikovsky