Millennium Park Free Summer Music Series

The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is one of the reasons Chicago is the place to be in the summer.

Sitting on the Great Lawn listening to live music pouring forth from Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a truly delightful way to spend an evening – or ten.

Multiple genres, and genre-defying artists, are represented by artists from Chicago, the country, and the world. These free outdoor concerts will take place beginning in June and running through August.

All concerts are FREE and open to the public. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place rain or shine.

You’ll definitely want to get there early so you can get a prime spot. Bring a picnic, and this is one of the few Chicago parks that allows alcohol.

Millennium Park is known for its acoustics, which makes these concerts a delight for music fans.

Before you go, check out our comprehensive (and free!) Guide to Millennium Park, with everything you need to know!

Picnic at Millennium Park

2020 Millennium Park Summer Music Series

June – August, schedule TBA

Know before you go: Top 8 Summer Dos and Don’ts at Millennium Park

The Millennium Park Music Series is produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by the Chicago Transit Authority.

Refreshments are available for purchase from Goose Island Beer Company, Riboli Family Wines and Pepsi at various locations throughout the park. Or, you can bring your own!


The Millennium Park Summer Music Series is one of the reasons Chicago is the place to be in the summer. Sitting on the Great Lawn listening to live music pouring forth from Jay Pritzker Pavilion is a truly delightful way to spend an evening - or ten.

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