FirstMerit Bank Pavilion is a huge outdoor amphitheatre that has a venue capacity of over 30,000 and located on the unique man-made peninsula of Northerly Island
Before it's expansion the venue was intially named Charter One Pavilion. The expansion, which took place in 2013, was designed to increase the seating capacity from 8,000 to over 30,000. During the expansion the venue stage was repositioned to face the lawn, and enhanced audio systems were placed into the theatre.
The FirstMerit Bank Pavilion was open in 2005 and is surrounded by the beautiful views of the Chicago skyline, and Lake Michigan.