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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Columbus Drive and Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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    Nally
    4 Jun 13, 2014

    A Frank Gehry-designed pavilion, lawn seats, and the city lights twinkling in the background are the perfect combination for a warm summer night.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Kimberly Shah
    5 Mar 20, 2014

    The sound of music can be heard throughout the day as the Chicago Symphony practices for their evening performance at the Pritzker Pavilion for the Grant Park Music Festival. This amazing structure was designed by Frank Gehry looks like wrapped ribbons of stainless steel. The Great Lawn is filled with blankets and picnics baskets in the evening as couples sip on wine and kids play tag, music fills the air and people of all ages relax and enjoy the sounds of classical music.

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    5 Mar 20, 2014

    One of my favorite things to do on a July evening....sit out on the grass, under the stars, and listen to the Symphony while you sip on a tasty beverage with friends and family.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Gregory B. Schlough
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    4 Apr 17, 2013

    A gorgeous pavilion located in the heart of Chicago's Millenium Park. Acoustics+Chicago Skyline+Outdoors = Bliss

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    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Jan 17, 2013

    Watch a performance buy sitting on the lawn, moving around as you like, and having a picnic. The Gehry exterior is nice.

    I've been backstage several times, and the architecture and design is abysmal. Nobody seems to be able to design a theater. I think they spend all their money on the facade and forget why buildings are there.

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Jan 12, 2013

    Grab a blanket, bottle of wine, and a sandwich and head thee to the lawn after work on any summer day. Meet with friends while listening to your favorite indie band or the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sometimes the best things in life are free...glad this is one of them.

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    Viv
    4 Sep 10, 2012

    Amazing! Located in Millenium Park, you should check it out along with the waterfall structure and the Bean. It's a very beautiful, open space.

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    Jessica VanDyken
    4 Aug 13, 2012

    Go on Saturday night in the summer for a free show by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and a bottle of wine and enjoy Chicago in the summer!

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    Brad Bartlett
    4 Aug 02, 2012

    Awesome park in the middle of the sprawling city landscape. A perfect place to lose yourself in the midst of a hectic day. A lot of free shows to take in, and very beautiful. Brings the city together!

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    Trevor Tan
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    Great outdoor pavilion. Worth a visit, especially to see some free live music, but also worth a visit even if there's no event.

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    Patty Drew
    5 Jul 17, 2012

    I would love to see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra play here one summer night. What a well-maintained outdoor theatre and I bet the sound is stellar.

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    Arit NC
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    There are tons of free shows here in the summer. Get some wine, a blanket, some bread and some cheese an relax to some music or dance on the lawn. Don't bother with the actual seating, it's much more fun in the grass with the real folks.

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    Jason Baker
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I was fortunate enough to watch a once in a lifetime concert here. I saw the 40th Anniversary of Soul Train amongst 15,000+ people. The sound, lights, and atmosphere was impeccable. Class A venue in a wonderful location on Chicago's waterfront. It truly is a feather in the cap of an already amazing architectural sound city.

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    Mark Waldron
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Amazing architecture in a beautiful park setting. Free weekly concerts, Wed/Fri/Sat, in the summer. Picnic on the lawn and listen to great music; quintessential Chicago summer experience. Don't miss it.

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    Madeline
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Designed by Canadian architect Frank Gehry, this is a funky and unique pavilion just to look at. But in the summertime they have an outdoor concert series worth attending. And the musicians practice many days around noon, so it's nice to bring a picnic, sit on the lawn, and listen to free music. And if it's a hot day, Millennium park fountains are nearby. Bonus: free, clean public bathrooms!

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    Hannah Stella
    4 Mar 26, 2013

    Wonderful place for concerts, however it's more tourist friendly in warm weather

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    Andrew Wetherell
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    5 Jan 14, 2013
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    Christine Cheung
    5 Sep 09, 2012

    Free Opera in the park <3

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    Uta Hille
    5 Jul 19, 2012

    love it

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    Kristi Erickson
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    wonderful free venue - don't expect to see the performers if you are in the back of the lawn

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4.5 out of 5
29 member's reviews
1,269 people visited Jay Pritzker Pavilion
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The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, IL, is a wildly popular, state-of-the-art music venue. This bandshell in Millennium Park, located on the south side of Randolph Street, was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, and officially opened on July 16, 2004. It is the home of both the Grant Park Music Festival and the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The pavilion is also home to a number ... read more
of smaller Chicago music festivals, including the Chicago Gospel Music Festival. The vast majority of music events held at the pavilion are free of charge, so you can enjoy listening to great music without spending a fortune.

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