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Grant Park Independence Day Salute

What do “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “From Sea to Shining Sea” have in common? They are both patriotic songs, and both featured in the upcoming Grant Park Independence Day Salute! This fourth of July, travel to Chicago and listen to a variety of classics performed by the acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra.


Grant Park Independence Day Salute  

On Wednesday, July 4, head to Millennium Park for the Grant Park Independence Day Salute– one of Chicago’s many patriotic traditions. From 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. the Grant Park Orchestra will perform a variety of patriotic tunes, including classics like John Phillip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. Along with the concert, 16-year-old pianist Emily Bear will also perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, conducted by Christopher Bell. The event will take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion and tickets can be purchased online. Ticket prices range from $26 to $99, depending on seat location.


More About Grant Park Orchestra   

The Grant Park Orchestra is a collection of talented musicians that perform in Chicago several times throughout the year. The Independence Day Salute is part of their larger 2018 Festival Season. During summer, the orchestra features ten weeks of classical performances. The orchestra is typically accompanied by special guests, including violin players and vocalists. For the Grant Park Orchestra’s complete summer schedule, click here.


Millennium Park

In the heart of Chicago, you’ll discover amazing architecture, beautiful landscaping and exciting events- all within the bounds of Millennium Park. Attend concerts, like the Independence Day Salute, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, or take photos with Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”). In Millennium Park you’ll also find the 3.5 acre Lurie Garden, open year-round 6 a.m.- 11 p.m. New this year, visitors can enjoy local eats from food trucks parked near Jay Pritzker Pavilion, or grab a drink from the Goose Island Beer Garden. Concession carts and cafés are also abundant throughout Millennium Park.


Hotel Near Millennium Park

As you look for a hotel near Millennium Park, consider staying at the City Suites Hotel. City Suites Hotel is a sleek property located right near the Grant Park Independence Day Salute. Its unique style and well-appointed amenities will make you feel right at home while in Chicago.

Sit back and let the Grant Park Orchestra serenade you during their Independence Day Salute. This performance is a wonderful tribute to America’s history and entertaining to all that attend. And, don’t forget to book your stay at the nearby City Suites Hotel!

Grant Park Independence Day Salute
Where: Jay Pritzker Pavilion | 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
When: Wednesday, July 4 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $26 – $99

City Suites Hotel
A sleek, retro property characterized by its unique Art Deco style. 933 West Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657. 773.404.3400.

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