The annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7, will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St). The Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park is presented with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year, there will be preview performances from Disney’s ALADDIN (now playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre), BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, THE COLOR PURPLE, the Pre-Broadway Engagement of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, LES MISÉRABLES, LOVE NEVER DIES, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS and WICKED.
How long will the summer concert last?
The concert is expected to run approximately 70 minutes.
What time should I arrive to get seating for the concert?
The concert will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. Seating will begin at 5:15 p.m.
Expect to wait in line before seating begins as we do anticipate a large crowd for this event. Seating in the bowl is first come, first serve. Millennium Park staff is responsible for crowd control and organization of lines/entry.
Come prepared with blankets, lawn chairs and an umbrella or poncho (just in case!) as this concert will take place rain or shine! Additional information can be found at: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/millennium_park_-frequentlyaskedquestions.html
Can we meet the performers after the show?
Unfortunately there is no arranged meet-and-greet opportunity available for this event.
Is food and drink permitted?
Yes, per Millennium Park’s Frequently Asked Questions: For most public performances in Millennium Park, alcohol is allowed in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Great Lawn. As long as guests are orderly and respectful of the Park and other guests, they may remain for an hour after the concert ends. Millennium Park is the perfect place for a picnic and a night of music and dining al fresco. However, in order to ensure that events are enjoyable for all attendees and to protect the lawn from wear and tear, please respect the following rules of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion: Tents, oversized umbrellas, oversized blankets or plastic tarps, helium balloons, oversized flags, signs/banners, barbeque grills, open flame candles or staking of any kind are not allowed on the Great Lawn area.
Our partner restaurants have also put together some great “boxed dinner” specials for you to pick up before the concert to bring with you and enjoy! Giordano’s in Prudential Plaza is offering a 6” individual deep dish and soda for $10 and Roti Modern Mediterraneanat 33 N Dearborn is offering your choice of sandwich (choose from chicken, falafel, or veggie), hummus, pita chips, cookie, and a bottle of water for $10.25, while FoodEase in Water Tower Place is offering your choice of sandwich, chips and drink for $11 – enjoy a complimentary cookie and $5 FoodLife gift certificate by pre-ordering before August 13. Ordering details are at: http://www.broadwayinchicago.com/summer-concert-2017-picnic/
When do tickets go on sale for these shows?
Tickets for Disney’s Aladdin, Motown the Musical, Les Misérables and Escape to Margaritaville are already on sale and can be purchased at BroadwayInChicago.com, by calling 800-775-2000 or visiting any Broadway In Chicago box office.
For the other shows performing, tickets typically go on sale 8-10 weeks before performances begin in Chicago; however, concert attendees will be given a special presale code to begin booking tickets before anyone else for select shows! Can’t make the concert? Join our mailing list at BroadwayInChicago.com
How else can I get tickets for upcoming shows?
You can win tickets by joining the Broadway In Chicago mobile club! Text ‘BICCONCERT’ to the number shown up on screen before the concert to enter to win!
You can also win tickets by playing BIC-GO, our summer concert social media Bingo! Our staff will be handing out game cards and helping to assist you with getting your pieces completed to enter to win. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Instagram for all the updates and confirmation of your contest entry.
Visit this page for more details on how to enter to win!
We look forward to seeing you there next week!