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Live on the Lake!


Live on the Lake!

Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier featuring Fox Crossing String Band, Leadfoot, and Dr. Bombay.

Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long. On Saturdays, guests will be treated to an exciting variety of acts performing across all genres of popular music, all day long.


This free, all ages concert is presented as part of Live on the Lake!, Navy Pier's free summer music series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden.



Fox Crossing Stringband | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm - 4:30pm

This all-female bluegrass group, Fox Crossing Stringband, from Chicago has been winning hearts with their beautiful harmonies, original songwriting, and entertaining stage presence ever since forming in November 2016.

Following their debut performance at Winter Roots Festival in February 2017, they’ve gone on to perform at many festivals and events across the Midwest. Traveling east to the John Hartford Memorial Festival, west to Dawn and On Festival in the Quad Cities, north to Door County, and everything in-between. Performing events such as IBMA award-winning Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, Summer Stomp, Shoefest, WanderDown Music Festival, Dawn & On, East Troy Bluegrass Festival, Ladies of Bluegrass Festival, The Illinois State Fair, American Music Festival, and more. They have performed on the WGNTV Morning Show, WGN Roe Conn Radio show, as well as at venues such as the Fitzgerald's, Schubas, Martyrs, Evanston SPACE, City Winery and Navy Pier.

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Leadfoot | 5:30pm - 6:30pm & 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Leadfoot Band branches out in all directions, incorporating their love of bluegrass with their early urban influences of rock , funk and everything in between, the evolution of the band is hard to place. Fans have said Leadfoot is just hard driving bluegrass, some say they are rock infused jamgrass, or even a bastard child of Bill Monroe meets Metallica. The online music site even says The Leadfoot Band is "A mix between Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Greensky Bluegrass."

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Dr. Bombay | 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Calling Dr. Bombay! – DB is one of Chicago's premiere party cover bands that rocks the house with a heavy dose of 70's and 80's dance classics, as well as contemporary hits.

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600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago , IL 60611

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Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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