A security perimeter and bag check will take place for all Jay Pritzker Pavilion events and outside alcohol will be prohibited at these six events:
Outside alcohol will be allowed at the other 70 public concerts and programs happening in Millennium Park this summer.
Like previous years, alcohol will also be prohibited at the two ticketed concerts presented by Jam Productions (June 3 & June 17) and the ticketed Chicago Gourmet (September 28–30)
Visitors will have additional food and beverage options at various price points available for purchase inside the venue at the events where outside alcohol is restricted. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Security gates typically open 2–3 hours before each event. The park, within the event perimeter, will be closed 1 hour before gates open for event preparations.
Please be patient and plan ahead for the Millennium Park Security Perimeter. Knowing what items are prohibited will help speed your bag check. Entry may be faster for those without bags. Please review the full prohibited items list before your visit:
This list is subject to change.
Please observe these general Millennium Park rules to ensure that everyone’s visit is enjoyable. Download the Millennium Park Rules (PDF)
If you see something suspicious, say something to on-site security personnel or call 9-1-1. Be familiar with the surrounding area and heed staff and security warnings.
The venue will close once capacity has been reached. Announcement of capacity closure will come via @Millennium_Park Twitter and with venue signage; there will be no pre closure capacity based announcements. Concert-goers are recommended to arrive early, as entry cannot be guaranteed.
Concerts and performances in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are held rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or the imminent threat of lightning in the area. Follow us on Twitter @Millennium_Park for weather-related announcements. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to every weather question.
The Pavilion and Great Lawn are not protected from the elements. The Great Lawn’s design allows water to drain quickly. Please plan ahead for your comfort while in our outdoor venue.
The Great Lawn will be closed except during events. There are auxiliary lawns around the perimeter of the venue where you may picnic when the Great Lawn is closed.
Professional video and photography equipment set up is not allowed at live Millennium Park events except for previously approved media professionals.
Please keep all aisles clear; no sitting, standing or dancing in the aisles.
Please be respectful of our park landscaping and keep it beautiful for all to enjoy. Do not trample the plantings or pull the tree limbs. Thank you.