In the Spotlight

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

February 05, 2018

Become a Festival Member 

HOW GOOD DOES MEMBERSHIP SOUND? Become a member today and help support free classical music in Millennium Park. more

February 05, 2018

An Epic Season Finale: Carmina Burana 

The fully orchestrated version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will return to the Grant Park Music Festival for the first time since 2006. more

December 05, 2017

Marlea Simpson Returns to Chicago 

Last month, Festival Impresario members were treated to a performance on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion by the accomplished violist, Marlea Simpson, the youngest member of the Grant Park Orchestra. more

November 06, 2017

On Being a Festival Docent 

This year I begin my 13th season as a Grant Park Music Festival docent and I can say, “I have loved every minute!” more