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Grant Park Music Festival

For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city.

For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago’s summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. The 2017 season runs from June 14 to August 19 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and will feature an ambitious schedule of programming that has something for everyone! Grab your blanket and some snacks, or get a reserved seat down front close to the stage, and enjoy a classical concert under the stars! For more information, visit gpmf.org.

 



Open Rehearsals and Docent-Led Talks

Audiences can watch as the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus rehearse upcoming performances during the day, most Tuesdays–Fridays, June–August.

During breaks in rehearsals, Festival docents lead informal talks about the music, composers, and the history of classical music in the front of the Seating Bowl.

Visit the Events Calendar on the Grant Park Music Festival website for specific rehearsal dates and times.

 

Pre-Concert Lectures

A free pre-concert lecture series that takes an in-depth look at the Festival's programs and performers.

Each Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm, and Saturday at 6:15pm in the Family Fun Tent of Millennium Park. Pre-Concert Lectures feature guest speakers discussing the evening’s performance.

Visit the Grant Park Music Festival website for up-to-date information about weekly special guests.

The Family Fun Tent is accessible via Randolph Street on the upper west side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Signs and ushers can help direct you to the entrance.

Grant Park Music Festival

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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