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Frank Gehry, winner of the National Medal of Art and the designer of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, applied his signature style to Millennium Park’s revolutionary outdoor concert venue. The Pavilion stands 120-feet high, with a billowing headdress of brushed stainless steel ribbons that frame the stage opening and connect to an overhead trellis of crisscrossing steel pipes. The trellis supports the sound system, which spans the 4,000 fixed seats and the Great Lawn, which accommodates an additional 7,000 people. This state-of-the-art sound system, the first of its kind in the country, was designed to mimic the acoustics of an indoor concert hall by distributing enhanced sound equally over both the fixed seats and the lawn.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion is home to a variety of fee concerts and films and home to the Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago Blues Fest, Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Fest and Chicago Jazz Festival.