Free Seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion

With a variety of seating options available, there'll be a place in the Park for you when we return in 2021!

The Great Lawn

Bring a picnic and a blanket and make yourself at home in Chicago's most spectacular setting, Millennium Park! The Great Lawn is free and open to all.

Outside food or drink, including beer and wine, is welcome at the Pritzker Pavilion for all Festival concerts (excluding the Independence Day Salute, where it is available for purchase at Millennium Park concession tents).

Our orchestra and chorus always perform to the back of the lawn, thanks to a sophisticated audio system that provides quality sound for all. Help make everyone’s experience as enjoyable as possible—if you would like to socialize during the music, please sit towards the back of the Great Lawn.

The Seating Bowl

If you want to experience the music in unexpected ways, or simply want a comfortable chair, the Seating Bowl is the place for you.

There are always seats that are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drinks are welcome in the Seating Bowl. Coolers and picnic baskets should be stored under your seat during the concert and cannot block the aisles.