In Performance with the Grant Park Orchestra

Part of the Millennium Park 20th Anniversary Celebration


Saturday, July 20, 2024 • 7:30pm
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Free seating on the Great Lawn, first-come, first served!

Early arrival recommended; Gates open at 5pm.

Tickets required for access to the seating bowl for this concert only; visit for more info.

Outside alcohol is not allowed.

Saturday, July 20 offers free arts programming starting at 11am across the Park, culminating in a 7:30pm concert by Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winner and South Side native Common performing alongside the Grant Park Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Parnther at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display to celebrate Millennium Park’s 20th Anniversary.

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Saturday, July 20

Kids holding hands and daning in Millennium Park



  • 11am-5pm - Family friendly artmaking with Somos Arte in the North Promenade Tent.


  • 1-3pm - Physical Theater Festival Chicago performances featuring the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, Alexander D’Amazing, Eric Robinson, and Stephanie Diaz with Gabby Diaz, sharing acrobatic displays, clowning and spectacle, trampoline feats, cicada puppets and more in Wrigley Square.



  • 2-5pm - INT’L CAFE sparks opportunities for cultural exchange by connecting language speakers/signers of all levels for immersive conversations with new friends in the North Promenade Tent.


  • 3-5pm - Heart of Chicago Soul Club spinning all vinyl, rare and Northern Soul, with Northern Soul Dancing taught by Miss Wolff's Jiving School (3-4pm).


  • 3-5pm - Eli’s Giant Cheesecake celebrating Millennium Park’s 20th Birthday at Cloud Gate. Join the celebration and enjoy free cheesecake.


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7:30pm • Jay Pritzker Pavilion


The special concert features Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist and South Side native Common performing alongside the Grant Park Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Parnther. Selections include Testify/Prince, Go/Chaka Khan, The Light, Glory, and more.

Seating on the Great Lawn is free and open to the public, first-come, first-served, no reservations required! Early arrival recommended; gates open at 5pm. Online reservations are required for the Seating Bowl only, visit for more information.

The evening will culminate with a fireworks display to celebrate Millennium Park’s 20th Anniversary.


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Admission is FREE
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-7pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

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Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit