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)
Join us for the annual Paint the Town Red celebration, featuring two concerts and more than 4,300 singers in Millennium Park.
Celebrate House music, born in Chicago 35+ years ago.
Three Bienen School ensembles plus the Apollo Chorus of Chicago join forces for a performance of Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”).
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.
The 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.
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.
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
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:
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