About Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Just like a perennial plant at the Lurie Gardens in Millennium Park, Northerly Island’s Huntington Bank Pavilion blooms into activity during the summer. Previously named FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, this amphitheatre is designed to be assembled early in the season and then disassembled just as the leaves change color, providing a musical treat in the Chicago summer. Huntington Bank Pavilion rose from the ashes of Meigs Field, which was demolished by former Mayor Daley in 2003 in order to create a nature reserve. Within the nature reserve, a few acres were set aside for a seasonal musical venue, which was first named Charter One Pavilion, able to seat 8,000 attendees. In 2013, the city approved an expansion of the venue’s acreage along with other improvements, making it possible to seat 30,000 concert-goers. Huntington Bank Pavilion is conveniently close to Soldier Field, the Field Museum and the entire Museum Campus, separated only by Burnham Harbor. It can be difficult to find a place to park nearby, so booking Huntington Bank Pavilion parking in advance with ParkWhiz is the best way to enjoy your night at the concert.