The Petrillo Music Shell is the home of the Grant Park Symphony and
Chicago's free Summer Music Festivals, which include the Blues
Festival, Gospel Festival, Country Music Festival, Taste of Chicago,
Viva Chicago & the Chicago Jazz Festival -- attended by millions of
Chicagoans and visiting music fans.
The Symphony plays evenings
during the summer months. Can't beat the price (free), and the GPSO
guest roster is always worth noting. Folding chairs are near the
pavilion, and you can picnic on the lawn beyond.
The shell is
named after James Petrillo who, as president of the Chicago Federation
of Musicians and commissioner of the Chicago Park District, started
providing free concerts in Grant Park.