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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Live on the Lake!: Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

5:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Miller Lite Beer Garden

Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with blues band, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, and special guests, Sonic Soul, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake

Performance Schedule

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, see blues band Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials perform a free, all-ages show at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier with special guests Sonic Soul.

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
Blues
7pm – 8pm & 8:30pm – 9:30pm

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, see blues band Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials perform a free, all-ages show at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier with special guests Sonic Soul.

Sonic Soul
Blues
5:15pm – 6:15pm

About the Performers

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.”

Lil’ Ed Williams comes to the blues naturally. His uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto, taught him how to feel, not just play the blues. Nine albums and thousands of performances later, Lil’ Ed is now universally hailed as a giant of the genre. Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials—bassist (and Ed’s half-brother) James “Pookie” Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton—have remained together for nearly 30 years (an extraordinary feat for any group), the band fueling Ed’s songs with their rock-solid, road-tested, telepathic musicianship.

Learn more at alligator.com

Sonic Soul

SonicSoul is a Chicago band deeply rooted in the city’s blues scene but enjoy infusing elements of rock, funk, jazz and reggae into their original music.  In terms of covers, they hit you with a mix of groovin’ blues, house rockin’ classic rock and a variety of  danceable tunes that gets the crowd on their feet!  

Each member of the band is a virtuoso and has decades of experience performing locally and internationally.   SonicSoul is a sonic force that captures the audience from the first note and leaves them wanting more with the last!

Learn more at sonicsoulbluesband.com

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

Getting Here & Parking

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