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Live on the Lake!

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Live on the Lake!

Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier featuring Joe Richter, Pino Farina Band, and Mr. Blotto.

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.

ABOUT THIS SERIES: LIVE ON THE LAKE

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.

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AUGUST 8 | PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Joe Richter | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Joe Richter sings from the heart, emotes his truth with sweet melodies and telegraphs no pretensions in his approach to the microphone. He loves the songcraft of his musical idol Billy Joel as well as Bruce Springsteen. Richter’s early inspirations included Marc Cohn, John Mayer, and well, Elvis.

Richter’s songs are personal yet hold broader meaning. A song to his wife, Emily, also rings true to a world wracked with violent events.

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Pino Farina Band | 5:30pm - 6:30pm & 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter whose emotive performances are filled with songs of love, heartache, redemption and renewal. After touring the country extensively with his award-winning band Pünsapaya he stepped away for a time of rediscovery as an artist, songwriter and performer. In 2018, Pino released
“Start Over Again” and has been enthusiastically welcomed back performing in different combinations with Pino Farina Band (solo, duo, or full). The band is currently working on a new collection of songs and expects a Summer/Fall 2020 release. 

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Mr. Blotto | 9:00pm - 10:10pm & 10:25pm - 11:30pm

Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each other’s playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.

Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band aesthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 20 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from 7 studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.

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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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