Dining Chicago


Petrillo Music Shell

James C. Petrillo Music Shell, or simply Petrillo Music Shell or Petrillo Bandshell as it is more commonly known, is an outdoor amphitheater/bandstand in Grant Park.

It serves as host to many large annual music festivals in the city such as Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza. The shell was commissioned in 1931 by Mayor of Chicago Anton Cermak in the wake of the Great Depression to help lift the spirits of the citizenry with free concerts. It was named after the president of the Chicago Federation of Musicians from 1922 to 1962 and president of the American Federation of Musicians from 1940 to 1958.

Location Information

Address: 235 S. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60604

Neighborhood: Grant Park

Region: Downtown / Loop

County: Cook County

Phone: Show phone

Hours of Operation

Monday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 am Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 am Sunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

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