In the Spotlight

June 08, 2018

A Pastoral Picnic in White 

It's Our Backyard Party for the City! On the evening of Saturday, July 28, people from all over Chicago will be dressed in white, enjoying dinner on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park, listening to Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony played by the Grant Park Orchestra. more

May 17, 2018

Welcome to Our New Musicians 

From familiar faces in new places, to new faces in old places, the Grant Park Music Festival has some introductions to make! Get to know a little bit more about the people behind the music you love—from the longtime Festival violinist who became our Assistant Concertmaster this year, to the newcomers who spend their summer break with us after a year of performing around Chicago and all over the world. To our new orchestra and chorus members: welcome to the Festival! more

May 17, 2018

Important Information for Our Audiences 

WHILE MUSIC IS OUR MISSION, PATRON SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY. Here are some important things to know when attending the Grant Park Music Festival: more

May 11, 2018

Open Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, June 12 

The sounds of the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus come alive on Tuesday through Fridays at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion when the Festival is in season. Each summer, more than 23,000 Chicagoans and visitors spend their lunch break watching rehearsals and listening to docent-led talks about the Festival's concert programs. more

April 16, 2018

Celebrate the Fourth! 

Everyone is invited to the Grant Park Music Festival's Annual Independence Day Salute! Each year, conductor Christopher Bell puts on the greatest show in town with a program full of rousing marches and patriotic anthems, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and the Armed Forces Salutemore

April 03, 2018


When Jeremy Black's friends asked which concerts to see this summer, he created a Choose Your Own package that included some of his favorite music and guest artists.  more

April 02, 2018

live from WFMT 

Listen to select Festival concerts on 98.7WFMT throughout the summer. more

April 01, 2018

2018 Year of Creative Youth 

When you get to Millennium Park early on a Friday night this summer, be sure to check out the performers at the front of the Great Lawn. more

March 13, 2018

City Announces Updated Security Plan for Millennium Park 

Beginning in May and running through September, the City of Chicago and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will be implementing a new security perimeter and bag check policy for all concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. more