We have put together a list of commonly asked questions regarding the upcoming FREE Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert in Millennium Park on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.
What time should I arrive?
Plan ahead! There is a new security perimeter at Millennium Park. We advise arriving as early as you possibly can to this event as we do expect an extremely large crowd. Lawn seating is opened to the public at 3 p.m. following the set-up of the security perimeter. Seating in the bowl is first come, first serve and fans begin lining up several hours before the scheduled concert start time of 6:15 p.m. Bowl seating is opened at 5:15 p.m., one hour prior to show time.
Millennium Park staff are responsible for crowd control and the organization of lines and entry so please direct any questions on the day of the event to their team members.
What happens if the park fills up?
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. If the venue is nearing capacity, you may be asked to release held space to make room for those waiting to get inside.
What am I allowed to bring into the park with me?
Outside alcohol is NOT permitted. Non-alcoholic beverages and food are permitted after passing through a security checkpoint. Bags and coolers must be smaller than 26L x 15W x 15H. Visitors will have additional food and beverage options, including alcohol, at various price points available for purchase inside the venue.
Please visit https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/mp0.html for additional Millennium Park rules, policies and list of restricted items not permitted within the venue.
Our partner restaurants have planned some delicious “boxed dinner” specials you are permitted to bring in and enjoy during the concert!
Roti: Pita sandwich or wrap, Hummus, pita chips, a cookie and a bottle of water – $10
Foodlife: Grab & Go sandwich, chips and a drink – $11
Toni Patisserie & Café: Pique-Nique box with a sandwich or salad, a side, and a dessert -$15.95
Ensure you pre-order before August 12. Ordering details are at: https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/summer-concert-2018-picnic/
How long is the concert?
The concert will run from approximately 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. Start and end times are subject to change due to the nature of theatrical performance and depending on weather conditions the day of the show.
What will happen in case of inclement weather?
We’re putting on the concert rain or shine, unless there are severe weather warnings and/or the imminent threat of lightning in the area. Bring your blankets and chairs, but bring an umbrella or poncho with you as well, just in case. There will be no rescheduling in the event the concert is canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Please make sure to following Millennium Park on Twitter and Facebook for any updates on the day of the concert.
Can I meet the performers before/after the concert?
There is no set meet-and-greet opportunity for this performance.
What accommodations are being made for patrons with accessibility needs?
Sign language interpreters will be present at the event for the duration of the performance.
Wheelchair seating spaces are available throughout the Seating Bowl and are first come, first serve once opened to the public.
Courtesy wheelchairs are available before the concert at the Millennium Park Welcome Center (201 E. Randolph Street) and should be returned to any usher or security guard at the end of the concert. Please note: Millennium Park staff is not available to push wheelchairs.
Accessible parking is available in Millennium Garages (5 S. Columbus Drive)
For further information, please visit: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/mp3.html
When do tickets go on sale for the shows appearing at the concert?
Bookings for groups of 10 or more (15 in the case of Dear Evan Hansen) are open for all shows performing at the concert and can be made by calling 312-977-1710 or emailing [email protected]
Tickets for TOOTSIE , ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and HELLO, DOLLY! starring Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley are now on sale.
All currently on sale shows can be purchased here 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!
How else can I get tickets?
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 https://www.broadwayinchicago.com/summer-concert/bicgo-2018/ for more details on how to enter to win!
We look forward to seeing you there!