Sunday, June 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with Hurricane Reggae Band and special guests, DJ Papa G and Luna Blues Machine, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
Hurricane Reggae Band
5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7pm – 8pm
DJ Papa G
4:30pm – 5:30pm & 6:30pm – 7pm
Luna Blues Machine
2pm – 3pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hurricane has been knocking people over with his brand of reggae for more than 4 decades. Hailing from the beautiful island of Dominica, De Hurricane was born with the reggae vibes. Working with musicians from the island of Dominica since he was a young man, Hurricane has made music and entertainment his life’s work.
Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Hurricane is available for your bar, pub, wedding and corporate and/or private backyard party. Hurricane carries his own sound system and can play anywhere. He has played thousands of shows for the reggae faithful. If you want an authentic reggae band that is professional, punctual and guaranteed to spice up your party, you should contact De Hurricane Reggae Band.
Performance lays deep in our bones. In the beginning it was hymns, choirs and church songs. In high school it was musical theater. Singing groups with friends. Studying the vocal harmonies of En Vogue and ’90’s R&B. Songwriting flourished when we were separated. Off to college and then in the Chi we were reunited. First performed at open mics. The Luna Blues Machine was born!
Founded in 2001 the LBM found a home at Subterranean’s Monday Night Open Mic. We became regulars and began friendships with so many talented artists performing throughout Chicago’s music scene. This launched us into the world of live performance and connected us with gigs throughout the city.
Today The Luna Blues Machine consists of Maritza and Belinda Cervantes (guitar and mandolin), accompanied by bass (John “Hippie” Germinaro) and Ruben Jimenez on drums.
Hip-Hop, Latin, Soul, and Folk all find their way into LBM’s sound. Poetic lyrics mixed with harmonies drive the sisters’ storytelling. Most songs are originals and some songs are in Spanish.
The LBM has had the pleasure of playing Chicago venues such as the Elbo Room, Funky Buddha Lounge, Goose Island, Chicago Cultural Center, The Hot House, Subterranean, Betty’s Blue Star Lounge, The Morseland, Green Dolphin Street and Red Line Tap.
The band was featured as part of the Great Performer’s of Illinois for two consecutive years in 2006 – 2007 and won Underground Wonder Bar’s Battle of the Bands in 2006.
Our self-titled debut studio album was released in 2009. LBM was featured as “The Hardest Working Band in Chicago” in Gozamos online magazine in 2010, and in WGN’s Adelante Chicago as part of Hispanic Heritage Month in 2011.
In 2012, our single Roots Run Deep was included as part of the Ten x Ten Project; a collaboration between visual artists and musicians throughout Chicago, and Howard Zinn’s The People Speak, Live!
We had the honor of playing for Gathering of Nation’s Powwow and Miss Indian World Pageant in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2013 and 2015 which sprouted our latest live album.
Most recently, we were named the winners of Moe’s Taverns’ Battle of the Bands in March 2017.
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.