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Multi-day Event

Fresh Fest!

@ Wave Wall Performance Platform

Multi-day Event

Fresh Fest!

@ Wave Wall Performance Platform

Join us for our annual young-performers’ showcase.

Fresh faces, fresh voices, and fresh ideas take over the Pier in this annual young-performers’ showcase, featuring musicians, dancers and spoken word artists on the Wave Wall performance platform.



Wave Wall Platform

  • 12:45pm-1:25pm | South Shore Drill Team – Parade on South Dock and Performance at Wave Wall
  • 1:30pm-5:00pm | Fernando Jone’s Blues Camp

South Dock Stage

  • 2:00pm-3:30pm | School of Rock


Wave Wall Platform

  • 1:00pm-1:40pm | Collaboraction – The Light
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm | Latin Music Project Ensemble presented by Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm | Sounds of Wishes Ensemble presented by Chinese Fine Arts Society

Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm | NextGenJazz: Emerging Artist Project presented by Jazz Institute of Chicago

City Stage in Polk Bros Park

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm | Forward Momentum


Event Venue

Wave Wall Performance Platform


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 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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