Introduced in our 85th Season, Festival Next is a series of programs created to reimagine the concert-going experience in the 21st century.

This ambitious initiative represents the next stage of the Festival’s evolution with four series: CenterStage, Festival HD, Visiting Masters and world premiere commissions.

Discover today’s Grant Park Music Festival. Come back in 2020 for more information on our 86th Season!


Join us onstage for free intimate Sunday afternoon concerts featuring Festival guest artists and members of the Grant Park Orchestra.

Festival HD

A multimedia experience with the Grant Park Orchestra, featuring live performance, spectacular visuals and captivating video, on the giant Millennium Park screen.

Visiting Masters

Listen and learn as an international line-up of Festival guest artists lead master classes with aspiring young professionals and students.

World Premiere Commissions

The Festival expands its commitment to new works with four brilliant world premiere commissions this summer.

The Festival is grateful for the generous support from BMO Harris Bank, Julius N. Frankel Foundation and the Walter E. Heller Foundation.