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Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

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Address

201 E. Randolph St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Architect

Frank Gehry, 2004

Description

Frank Gehry's iconic outdoor music pavilion is the focal point of Chicago's Millennium Park. Gehry's trademark ribbons of steel burst from a massive bandshell that serves as the setting for more than 100 free concerts, films and programs each year. The 320-by-700-foot great lawn is surmounted by a trellis of soaring, curved steel pipes that support suspended speakers. This design offers a column-free, state-of-the-art listening experience for audiences of up to 11,000. Popular programs presented annually include: the Millennium Park Summer Music and Film Series, Millennium Park Presents, the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival and the Grant Park Music Festival.

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