Grant Park Music Festival: Broadway Rocks!

Singer LaKisha Jones

For nearly 90 years the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago's summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus can have a transformative impact on the city. 

Experience Chicago’s summer vibe by joining Columbia Alumni and Friends for one of the Music Festival’s events on July 31st on the lawn at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.  Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of ‘Broadway Rocks!’  From Jesus Christ Superstar to Tommy to Tina Turner, rock music has long been embedded in American musical theater.

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Time: 6:30-8:00PM 

Location: Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Cost: Lawn seating is free. 

Meet-Up: Registrants are emailed with directions on where to meet us at the event.

Parking: Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N Michigan Ave), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).  Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online.  Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


This time, the Grant Park Orchestra will celebrate the jukebox musical, with everything from ABBA to Dolly Parton to Queen to Michael Jackson.

Featured artists will include the Grant Park Orchestra, conductor Lucas Walden, and vocalists Lakisha Jones, Chloe Lowery, and Dan Domenech.

Featured musical hits will include: 

Overture/Pinball Wizard (Tommy)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Lauper)

I Will Survive (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)

Sweet Caroline (A Beautiful Noise)

Total Eclipse (Dance of the Vampires/Steinman)

Natural Woman (Beautiful/King)

Proud Mary (Tina:The Tina Turner Musical)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Rock of Ages)

Jesus Christ, Superstar

River Deep/Mountain High (Tina:The Tina Turner Musical)

American Pie

I Will Always Love You (The Bodyguard/Parton)

Mamma Mia Medley (Mamma Mia)

Alone (Roctopia on Broadway)

Man in the Mirror (MJ The Musical)

Don’t Stop Believing (Rock of Ages)

For more details, you can visit the official Grant Park Music Festival website:


July 31, 2024 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Chris Stacey


Will you come?