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Chicago Children's Choir: Paint the Town Red(click on image to enlarge)


May 26 - September 9, 2016  •  Start times vary  •  FREE Admission

Millennium Park Presents is a series of one-night-only performances curated by DCASE to showcase opera, dance, Broadway hits, classical and House music, Mariachi and more—performed by some of Chicago’s best-loved cultural institutions.


(schedule is subject to change)


Thursday, May 26, 11 am-12 Noon & 6:30-8pmChicago Children's Choir: Paint the Town Red

Chicago Children's Choir: Paint the Town Red

Join us for the annual Paint the Town Red celebration, featuring two concerts and more than 4,300 singers in Millennium Park.

 Chicago House Party

Saturday, May 28, 3-9pm

Chicago House Party

Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 35+ years ago.


Sunday, May 29, 6:30-7:45pmNorthwestern University Bienen School of Music

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music: Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony

Three Bienen School ensembles plus the Apollo Chorus of Chicago join forces for a performance of Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”).


Tuesday, June 21, 11am-4pmMake Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago

Make Music Chicago, presented by Rush Hour Concerts, links Chicago with over 700 cities worldwide for an annual music-making celebration on the Summer Solstice.


Sunday, June 26, 3-9pm

Chicago Mariachi Festival

Chicago Mariachi FestivalThe Mariachi Heritage Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Chicago Mariachi Festival featuring two stages of mariachi music at Millennium Park. This year the Festival features the world renowned Mariachi Cobre (Disney World), Mariachi Internacional Los Perez (Nochistlán, Zacatecas), Mariachi Aztlán of the University of Texas-Río Grande Valley (Edinburg, Texas), with local Mexican folkloric dance ensembles and a special student mariachi showcase performance.


Monday, August 15, 6:15pm

Broadway in Chicago Summer ConcertBroadway In Chicago

Broadway in Chicago returns to Millennium Park for the fifth time this August for their annual FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert, hosted by ABC 7 Chicago’s Janet Davies.


Saturday, August 27, 7:30pmChicago Dancing Festival: Dancing Under the Stars

Chicago Dancing Festival: Dancing Under the Stars

The Chicago Dancing Festival wraps up its 10th Anniversary season of free dance performances with a stunning grand finale: Dancing Under the Stars.  Introducing new artists and celebrating performances by top dance companies that have been a part of the Festival’s 10 year history, this powerful line-up is sure to deliver an unforgettable evening of the finest dance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Featuring:

Dance for Life 25th Anniversary, a new work by Randy Duncan

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, One Flat Thing by William Forsythe
The Joffrey Ballet, After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon

Pennsylvania Ballet, Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine*

Guest Artists of The Royal Ballet, Romeo & Juliet, pas de deux by Kenneth MacMillan

Rennie Harris Puremovement, Students of the Asphalt Jungle by Dr. Lorenzo (Rennie) Harris

*Chicago Dancing Festival debut


Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Sunday, August 28, 6:30pm


Lang Lang International Music Foundation

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory and the Lang Lang International Music Foundation return to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion for their annual collaborative summer concert.


Friday, September 9, 7:30pm

Stars of Lyric Opera presented by Lyric Opera of Chicago

Stars of Lyric Opera presented by Lyric Opera of Chicago

Enjoy beloved arias and famous opera selections at Lyric Opera's annual free concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. Hear the stars of the Lyric stage and Lyric Opera Orchestra in this enthralling live performance, conducted by Lyric's music director, Sir Andrew Davis.






May 26-September 9, 2016




Start times vary




Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601








Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth




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