Live Nation Entertainment Unveils 2013 Renovation, Upgrade and Expansion Plan for Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island



Live Nation Entertainment today announces extensive improvements and expansions to Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island for its 2013 summer entertainment season.  These changes will enhance the concert experience for patrons and artists alike while expanding the range of talent the facility can accommodate.  With these improvements, Charter One Pavilion will become an even more exciting recreational destination for Chicago’s lakefront in 2013.

Specifics of the plan include:

  • A brand new, expanded stage ready for the most advanced touring productions
  • Upgraded LED screens on either side of the stage for crisp, brilliant visuals
  • New and upgraded lighting and other technical equipment
  • Brand new, fully replaced seating throughout the floor and grandstands of the venue
  • Newly redeveloped lawn space to the south allowing for flexible capacity up to 30,000 patrons for select shows
  • Over double the grassy areas throughout the facility
  • Newly renovated restrooms
  • New VIP club location within the VIP seating grandstand
  • Preservation of breathtaking Chicago skyline views from within the venue

“We are delighted to announce these comprehensive renovations to Charter One Pavilion.  This venue has already proven its ability to serve the people of Chicago with top-tier entertainment against the unbeatable backdrop of our beautiful city, and these improvements will enrich that experience even further,” said Mark Campana, Co-President of North American Concerts for Live Nation.  “2013 is shaping up to be a great year for music lovers on the lake.”

As in past years, Charter One Pavilion will remain a semi-permanent facility with various elements being removed and stored at the conclusion of the season.

Since its opening night featuring the band Chicago in 2005, Charter One Pavilion has brought a wealth of talent to the beautiful park setting of Northerly Island, including artists such as Tom Petty, John Mayer, Stevie Nicks, Destiny's Child, Earth Wind & Fire, Marc Anthony, Stevie Wonder, The Beastie Boys, Jill Scott, Jay-Z, Nine Inch Nails, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Black Crowes, the Allman Brothers Band, Patti LaBelle, Ringo Starr & His All Star Band, the Zac Brown Band, Rush, and over 150 others.  Patrons and artists alike have come to appreciate the beauty and comfort of the Charter One Pavilion experience.

Also announced today is the first date using the new configuration in Charter One Pavilion’s 2013 season, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Saturday, June 29.  Tickets for this event will go on sale Monday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations and at

For information regarding premium seating at Charter One Pavilion and other Live Nation venues, please visit or call 888-MY-LN-TIX.

For information regarding events at Charter One Pavilion, visit or  For information regarding directions, parking, policies, and box office hours of Charter One Pavilion, visit and search for “Charter One Pavilion.”


For additional information, please contact:
Jon Reens
Sr. Director of Marketing – Live Nation


About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with a database of over 119 million fans who visit our sites. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 200 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 250 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit


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