Jay Pritzker Pavilion Information
Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, also known as Pritzker Pavilion, is a bandshell style venue in the Millenium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago. It is located on the south side of Randolph Street and the east side of the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District. The venue was named after Jay Pritzker whose family was known for owning Hyatt Hotels and was designed byFrank Gehry, an architect who designed the venue in 1999. It was opened to the public on July 16, 2004.
The pavilion itself is an outdoor performance space with a capacity for 11,000 guests across reserved seating and a massive lawn space. It was famously known for a Tori Amos rock concert held on AUgust 31, 2005, which was the first time when lawn seating was no longer free for concerts.
One of the most astounding features of the venue is its acoustics sound system that replicates an indoor concert hall experience despite being a fully outdoor venue. This state of the art design has made it a fascinating venue for music lovers, critics, and popular bands alike.
What Is It Like At The Pavilion
Events at Jay Pritzker Pavilion are some of the most popular events anywhere near Chicago. Some guests even drive down for 7 hours just to make it to the hot concerts coming to their stage without a complaint. And it’s easy to see why.
First, the venue has exquisite acoustics that make it that everyone has great audio experiences no matter where you’re seated. You’ll hear the music thanks to their sound tech and engineering and can jam down and dance especially if you’re on the lawn. But if you’re in the reserved seating, you’ll still have a great time since the seating is designed for comfort and a great view of the city if you just look over your shoulder.
There’s plenty of great tasting food and refreshing beverages from a variety of vendors nearby, which makes it an ideal location for hot summer nights or cool autumn and winter concerts. And the drink stations have everything from soft pretzel snacks and plenty of great juices, sodas, alcohols, and other assorted drinks.
The facilities are also kept clean so you won’t be stressed out if you need to slip away for a run to the restroom or if you want to relax before the show begins.
As far as the general vibe, there’s plenty of excitement to be had, especially thanks to the energy and cheer that could only come from Chicago’s best music fans.