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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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There's an eclectic mix of live music performed on the Frank Gehry designed outdoor Jay Pritzker Pavilion from cutting-edge indie rock to Pacific Afro Colombian. Lawn seating is free and don't worry about being too far from the stage. The proscenium bandshell is one of the world's most state-of-the-art outdoor music pavilions with spirals of stainless steel. It is the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the country. Pack a picnic and open your ears for the Grant Park Music Festival, the only remaining free outdoor classical music series in the nation. The venue also hosts eclectic activities like yoga sessions and outdoor film screenings.


201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

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Expert Tips by Jacky Runice

Chicago Local Expert

Free Things to Do: "Check the schedule because you might be able to see world renowned acts like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or the Grant Park Music Festival at no charge."

Best for Free Things to Do Because: It's a beautiful outdoor concert venue in downtown Chicago, and most of the shows are free.

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