About Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Huntington Bank Pavilion
Located on a man-made peninsula just outside of Chicago, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – more commonly known as just good old Huntington Bank Pavilion – is an open-air amphitheater that rocks the Midwest from May to October every year. With a massive capacity of up to 30,000, this venue can really pack ’em in, leading to some of the biggest and baddest acts from anywhere and everywhere touching down to perform in the Windy City.
The History of Huntington Bank Pavilion
A long time ago, back in 2003, the land that would become Northerly Island was a municipal airport. Was, as in the current mayor of Chicago went buck-wild, and turned it into a landfill, hoping to eventually turn the area into a nature reserve and park. The idea to have a temporary music venue occupy part of the park from late spring to early fall gave birth to what was proposed as the Lakefront Pavilion, which would open in 2005 for the first time under a different name: the Charter One Pavilion.
The venue would operate as Charter One until 2013 when naming rights changed hands to FirstMerit Bank. This was also the year that the venue was redesigned to accommodate up to 30,000 fans if necessary, making it an overnight sensation for big arena shows. Finally, in 2017, Huntington Bank bought the naming rights for the pavilion, leading to the current name of the venue.
What Makes Huntington Bank Pavilion Events So Special?
If you’re looking for the biggest summer crowds at the best venue in the Midwest, then you’ve got no choice but to book tickets for the next show at Huntington Bank Pavilion. You and 30,000 other fans will have the time of your life at an arena show this big and bad!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Huntington Bank Pavilion located?
Huntington Bank Pavilion is located on Northerly Island, in Chicago, Illinois.
What kind of events does Huntington Bank Pavilion host?
Huntington Bank Pavilion events have had some big names and even bigger crowds over the years. Destiny’s Child, Sublime, 311, The B-52’s, Phish, the Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Counting Crows, Panic! At the Disco, Fifth Harmony, Gorillaz, The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Dave Matthews Band – you name it, the band’s been there. Pretty good for a place that’s only open half the year, huh?
Which team is playing at Huntington Bank Pavilion?
As this is a music venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Huntington Bank Pavilion?
There’s a number of parking options available for Huntington Bank Pavilion events. If you would like to park right by the venue, general Parking is available at the North Garage in Soldier Field. However, keep in mind, parking in closer lots will be a bit pricier than lots a short walk away.
What is the seating capacity of Huntington Bank Pavilion?
Huntington Bank Pavilion events can host up to 30,000 screaming fans.
Who owns Huntington Bank Pavilion?
Huntington Bank Pavilion is owned by Chicago Park District.
How do I get to Huntington Bank Pavilion using public transport?
Fans wishing to reach Huntington Bank Pavilion events on public transport are in luck. There are a number of bus routes available that will drop you off at the venue, for a fraction of the parking price.