Welcome!

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

Note: The City of Chicago has implemented new security measures in order to maintain the friendly, relaxed atmosphere inside the Park, which has always been—and will continue to be—a feature of our concerts. PLEASE USE THE RANDOLPH, MONROE STREET AND MILLENNIUM GARAGE ENTRANCES WHEN ATTENDING CONCERTS AT THE JAY PRITZKER PAVILION. more

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 at a rate of $14 for twelve hours in Millennium Garage. 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.

Security and Prohibited Items

Millennium Park opens 90 minutes prior to the start of the concert. All guests must pass through security and a bag check. For a complete list of security procedures, as outlined by the City of Chicago, please click here.

Note: Outside alcoholic beverages are permitted in the park except for the Independence Day Salute. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Pre-Concert Lectures

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

Digital program notes are available on our website alongside each concert description.

How can I become a member?

Please visit our Patron Service Center starting 90 minutes before each concert on the upper walkway to the west of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. You can also call us on weekdays at 312.742.7647 between 10 AM and 4 PM. Or you can reach out via email at patronservices@gpmf.org.

As this program supports free concerts for all, your membership is 100% tax-deductible. As a thank you, we offer a range of seating options close to the stage.

Using Your Seating Pass

Mobile Phone: Have your pass ready upon arrival, your phone screen brightness set to 100%, and be ready to scroll for multiple passes.

Print at Home: Print your pass in advance and present upon arrival. Make sure barcodes are legible when printed.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Are memberships and donations tax deductible?

Yes! The Grant Park Orchestral Association is a 501c(3) public charity. Any membership or donation to the Festival is considered a contribution and is 100% tax deductible.

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. Wheelchair access is available at the northeast corner of the park at 201 E. Randolph Street. Contact Patron Services at patronservices@gpmf.org or at 312.742.7647 for more information.