Jay Pritzker Pavilion

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion
4.5
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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m zayner
Chicago, IL5 contributions
Couples
Used to be a great addition to Chicago. This is a public park District. Now , we not only pay taxes for the park district but have to pay for everything except a walk through. For what used to be free seats in the pavilion the park district pays 2 ushers per isle to keep people out. The city can’t pay for police protection but pay to keep people out of the pavilion.
The ribbon is contracted out and charge $20’.00 for skates. There are no longer any in person exercise classes like other park districts.
I had to listen to our Mayors disparaging remarks about the Supreme Court and her filthy language about Clarence Thomas. I didnt pay for a political rally at what was suppose to be a concert. Two days later she said it doesn’t help to make disparaging remarks about others. What?? I paid to hear this as well as my taxes.

Want our Park District Back
Written 26 July 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,731 contributions
This is just an awesome looking venue. The way the metal bends it almost looks liquid. It is a perfect pairing with the Bean. There are plenty of seats and a massive lawn behind the seats. When the venue isn't being used the lawn doubles as a very well-maintained park.
Written 13 June 2022
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Blondie1965
Linn Creek, MO98 contributions
We drove up for 7 hours for a concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the location is phenomenal!

The architecture is amazing, as were the acoustics. The seating was comfy and it was cool to look behind you and see the city. While we paid for actual seats, what we loved was that people could bring their own chairs and food and non-alcoholic drinks and set up on the lawn - how civilized and perfect for hot summer nights!

There were many drink stations but food was basically limited to soft pretzels and maybe something else similar. Tons of stalls in the bathrooms, so no line-ups.

We'd go to another concert here in a minute! And if we lived in Chicago, we'd be there all the time - but on the lawn for those concerts that we don't want to be close to the stage.
Written 11 June 2022
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CINDYROSE720
Denver, CO961 contributions
Couples
2021-May: Really cool outdoor entertainment venue. We just passed by. This area has been corded along its perimeter and no one us allowed even within the grass area. It was not like this when i visited 5 years ago.
Written 16 May 2021
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt404 contributions
In the middle of Millennium Park, this beautiful Jay Pritzker Pavilion, where it is supposed to held some kind of outdoor shows or concerts. I did not see a show when I was there, but it has a pretty design and atmosphere.
Written 25 April 2020
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chisox13
Chicago, IL44 contributions
We recently attended a winter event where we were able to sit inside/behind the stage area that is climate controlled and look out over the park.. Outstanding
perspective-! Cozy - only about 150 seats, if that , but very nice! Thank you National Resource Defense Council and Luftwerk for hosting the concert! (Requiem: A White Wanderer)
Written 5 March 2020
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Richard B
Philadelphia, PA2,225 contributions
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Very nice and tight in the middle of everything. Free concerts and located next to Cloud Gate. Easy access.
Written 2 January 2020
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CaptTrouble
Hudson, WI7,890 contributions
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My husband and I walked around this pavilion while visiting Millennium Park. Designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed the Weismann Art Museum in Minneapolis and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, this concert venue seats 11,000 people (4,000 fixed and 7,000 lawn). It opened July 16, 2004. It is very large and airy, which would be good for summer concerts as it can get really hot in Chicago in the summer.
Written 31 December 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Millennium Park has some amazing contrasts between items to see, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion is stunning, also did the design for the Walt Disney concert hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Written 13 October 2019
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Angela A
Chicago, IL23 contributions
If you have not taken advantage of this beautiful venue, you are missing out. If you are local or visiting Chicago, you need to stop and enjoy a night here. There are seats in the pavilion, but the way to enjoy a concert here is to pack a picnic and sit out on the lawn. We recently enjoyed the Mambo Kings, beautiful night enjoying dinner, a glass of wine and the music. Check out the website on the do's and don'ts of what you can bring in as there is a bag check. For example, bring your picnic basket with plates but no knives. etc.
Written 13 August 2019
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