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Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

Address

201 E. Randolph St.
Enter via west stage door on lower level

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 12pm - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 4pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Frank Gehry, 2004

Website

chicago.gov

Description

Frank Gehry's iconic outdoor music pavilion is the focal point of Chicago's Millennium Park. Gehry's trademark ribbons of brushed stainless steel billow to 120 feet in the air from the 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.

Visitor Experience

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this engineering marvel features a billowing brushed stainless steel headdress standing 120 feet high. Come learn more about the design of this Chicago icon. Includes a make-and-take project to create your own sculptural structure, great for ages 6-12!

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