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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 Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, Melody Angel, and Brooke & The Nice Things.

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.


August 15 | Performance Schedule

Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Jimmy Nick is an old-fashioned, guitar slinging blues prodigy who spent his teenage years being schooled by legendary bluesmen in the famous Chicago clubs of Kingston Mines, Rosa’s Lounge, and B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted.

Jimmy’s mission is to expose the next generation to the blues. Driven by his motown-tight band, Don’t Tell Mama, featuring saxophone, bass, and drums Jimmy excites crowds with his electrifying guitar work, fresh harp, clever lyrics and animated stage theatrics. His high energy blues and rock-n-roll captivate audiences, and forge instant fans.

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Melody Angel | 5:30pm - 6:30pm & 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Melody Angel - Born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Melody Angel is a multi-talented artist; singer, lead guitarist, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 15 she taught herself to play the guitar her mom brought home from the pawnshop. Melody has performed her music all over the world, places like; Australia, Belgium, Vienna, and Mexico. Melody also has two full-length albums, “In the Fire” and “Angels & Melodies”, and two EP’s “In This America”, and “A Woman’s Blues available online. Melody seamlessly mixes blues, rock, and soul like her main influences, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, and Prince. Her live shows are known to be an experience like no other, full of passion and sincerity.

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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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