The Grant Park Music Festival is thrilled to present to you another season of family-friendly, world-class music-making, free of charge on Chicago's lakefront.


What security measures are in place?

All visitors must pass through security checkpoints. Checkpoints are located on Randolph and Monroe Streets and are open 90 minutes prior to the start of the concert.

How do I get there via public transportation?

There are many options:

CTA Trains: exit Lake, Washington or Wabash and walk east.
CTA Bus: 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157
Metra: Metra Electric District and South Shore Line service Millennium Park Station, located underneath the Park.

Where can I park?

You can find on-site parking at Millennium Park Garage, located at 5 S Columbus Drive, just under the Pavilion, and at Grant Park Garage North at 25 N Michigan Avenue.

Festival members are eligible for discounted parking. To take advantage of the discount, you must submit the parking form within five business days of your first visit to the Festival, and then pick up your discount card. Please see the Member Corner for more information.

Rain or Shine

Concerts are rarely canceled due to rain, but in the event of dangerous weather, such as lightning or tornado warnings, patrons are advised to exit the Park. For immediate shelter, enter the parking garage on the northeast side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Pre-Concert Talks/Activities

Pre-concert lectures for Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion begin one hour prior to the start of the concert. They are free and open to the public and take place in the Chase Promenade North Tent along the western edge of the pavilion.

Program Notes

Program notes are posted on the detail page of each concert.

Using Your Seating Pass

You can access the member section with your One Night Pass presented either on your mobile device or on a printout.

Open Rehearsals

We welcome visitors to take a seat in the pavilion and enjoy rehearsals of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. The rehearsal schedule varies, but (generally) starts mid-morning Tuesdays through Fridays and lasts until after lunch. On Tuesdays, the Orchestra rehearses twice with a second rehearsal in the afternoon.

Is the Pavilion accessible?

Millennium Park was designed with accessibility in mind. Contact Patron Services via email or at 312.742.7647 for more information.

Food, Beer and Wine?

We welcome and encourage pickners. Outside alcoholic beverages are permitted. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase in the Park. There are numerous restaurants and a Mariano's grocery store within walking distance. Metal knives are not permitted.


Can we talk?

People in the the Seating Bowl tend to listen to the music. Some people talk while seated on the Great Lawn. We only ask that you be considerate of your neighbors, as our state-of-the-art sound system is delivering high-quality audio, and people are listening!

Lost and Found

Questions about lost and found items should be directed to the Welcome Center (open 9am-5pm & later during events). 312.742.1168

What about NASCAR?

The entire NASCAR race course is to the south of Millennium Park. That said, the Festival is operating under a modified schedule this year in order to preserve a quality concert experience at each of our events. For information about street closures and NASCAR events, please refer to the City's page.