Coinciding with the start of the busy summer season on May 19, Millennium Park will implement a security perimeter and bag check for all concerts and events that take place at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, according to an OEMC ( Office of Emergency Management and Communications ) press release.
Firearms, knives and other weapons will be prohibited to ensure the public's safety.
Outside alcohol will be prohibited at the seven Jay Pritzker Pavilion events with the highest attendance: the Chicago House Music Festival ( May 26 ), the Chicago Blues Festival ( June 8-10 ), the Chicago Mariachi Festival ( June 24 ), the Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute ( July 4 ), "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" ( Aug. 9 ), the Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert ( Aug. 13 ) and the Chicago Jazz Festival ( Aug. 29-Sept. 2 ). Outside alcohol will be allowed at the other 70 public concerts and programs happening in Millennium Park this summer.
Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Also, attendees are reminded that if they see something suspicious to say something to on-site security personnel or call 9-1-1.