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Live on the Lake!


Live on the Lake!

FREE music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier every weekend throughout the summer featuring local and national artists.

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 29 | Performance Schedule

The Shades | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm - 4:30pm

The Shades are a Chicago-based pop trio comprised of NBC 'The Voice' contestant, Andrew DeMuro, and brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson. Equipped primarily with their voices and acoustic guitars, The Shades draw on a variety of influences to create an uncommonly good blend of pop, rock, folk, and soul. Impressive arrangements, tight harmonies, and creative mashups are hallmarks of The Shades’ live act, which has reached thousands of audience members between Chicago's City Winery, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Hall, with appearances on Windy City Live and WGN along the way.

After receiving nationwide honors when lead vocalist Andrew DeMuro landed a spot on ‘Team Adam’ in Season 11 of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, The Shades released their second major recorded effort in October 2019 – a four-song EP entitled DRAW. They have since amassed 600 followers, 7,000 monthly listeners, and over half a million collective streams on Spotify. The Shades also demonstrate a commitment to making an impact off the stage and in Chicago's underserved communities through their work with Guitars Over Guns, a music education nonprofit with a mentoring focus.

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

NuBlu Band is a high energy group that pairs a tight rhythm section led by Mark Maddox on lead guitar and Dan Henley on drums, with the powerful vocals of Carlise Guy, the dynamic daughter of the Legendary eight-time Grammy award winner, Buddy Guy. They perform a wide range of genres; Blues, R&B, Pop, and Motown. Their soulful sound is enough to make any audience get up and dance. It’s always a party when NuBlu is on stage. They’ve performed across the country and around the world, from huge outdoor festivals in Brazil, New Zealand, FL, Ohio, & IL to intimate nightclubs in Chicago.


16 Candles | 9:00pm - 10:10pm & 10:25pm - 11:30pm

Established in 2003. 16 Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80's songs you love to life in full force. Their attention to detail and commitment to entertainment captivates audiences.

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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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