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Miller Lite Beer Garden

From May through October, the Miller Lite Beer Garden on Navy Pier is Chicago’s go-to destination for free, live, outdoor music performances. This beautiful, lakeside venue boasts some of the city’s best views of the lake and skyline. During your visit, enjoy a large menu of beers, cocktails and frozen drinks, as well as beer-soaked brats, burgers, hand-tossed pizza and more. Best of all, there is no cover to enter, and all ages are welcome!

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Booking a Private Event

Host your next corporate party, special event or casual get-together at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier! Our spacious outdoor venue is an ideal location for parties of up to 400 guests. To learn more about hosting your private event with us, download our 2019 Private Events Food & Beverage Guide. To book a private event, inquire online, or contact us via email at beergarden@StefaniGroup.com or by calling Nicole Romero at (331) 575-1359 or Navy Pier at 312-595-5300 .

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Performing in the Miller Lite Beer Garden

Thank you for your interest in performing at the Miller Lite Beer Garden at Navy Pier. Applications have now closed for the 2019 year. Please check back in early 2020 for information on how to apply to perform at the Miller Lite Beer Garden. 

Upcoming Events

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Brian Allison & Cheryl Rodey, Dr. Bombay and more!

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | TBD

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Brian Allison & Cheryl Rodey

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Dr. Bombay

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 21, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Flow Tribe, DJ Papa G and Kofi and the New Roots.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Flow Tribe

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM |Kofi and the New Roots

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Armchair Boogie, Rendition and Nick Pontarelli.

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Armchair Boogie

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Rendition

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Nick Pontarelli

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 28, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by The Aztec Sund, Esso, DJ Papa G and Hurricane Reggae Band.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM | The Aztec Sund

3:30PM – 4:30PM | Esso

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM |Hurricane Reggae Band

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Joanna Connor, Sheryl & Say Yes and Brooke & The Nice Things.

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Joanna Connor

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Sheryl & Say Yes

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Brooke & The Nice Things

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Mariachi Sirenas, DJ Papa G and Gizzae.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Mariachi Sirenas

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM |Gizzae

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Adrian + Meredith, Leadfoot and Kind Country.

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Adrian + Meredith

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Leadfoot

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Kind Country

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by La Tosca, DJ Papa G and Indika Reggae Band.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | La Tosca

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM |Indika Reggae Band

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Nicholas Barron Electric Band, Bassel & The Supernaturals and Wedding Banned.

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This Chicago Air & Water Show weekend, enjoy free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden featuring local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists.

On Saturdays, guests will be treated to an exciting variety of acts performing across all genres of popular music. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Nicholas Barron Electric Band

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Bassel & The Supernaturals

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Wedding Banned

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Kwame Binea Shakedown, DJ Papa G and Hurricane Reggae Band.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Kwame Binea Shakedown

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM | Hurricane Reggae Band

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Kellie Loder, Kat Wright and Too White Crew.

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Kellie Loder

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | Kat Wright

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Too White Crew

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Tukkiman, DJ Papa G and Unity.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Tukkiman

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM | Unity

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Local Motive, NuBlu Band and Mike & Joe.

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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. In the evenings music lovers will have prime viewing of the Aon Summer Fireworks at 10:15pm, followed by another set of live music until 11:30pm.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | Local Motive

5:30PM – 6:30 PM & 7:00PM – 8:00PM | NuBlu Band

9:10PM – 10:00PM & 10:25PM -11:30PM | Mike & Joe

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, September 1, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by AfroZep, DJ Papa G and Kofi and the New Roots.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature local favorites, national touring acts and exciting new artists all summer long.

On Sundays, join us for “International Pier Sounds” featuring DJ Papa G, rotating local and touring world music groups and local reggae bands Gizzae, Hurricane, Indika and Kofi and the new roots. Come celebrate this global celebration of music with drinks, dancing and lake views.

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.

Performance Schedule

2:00PM – 3:00PM & 3:30PM – 4:30PM | AfroZep

4:30PM – 5:30 PM & 6:30PM – 7:00PM | DJ Papa G

5:30PM – 6:30PM & 7:00PM -8:00PM | Kofi and the New Roots

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Monday, September 2, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by artists as part of the Bitter Jester Music Festival.

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Free live music in the Miller Lite Beer Garden will feature the return of the Bitter Jester Music Festival from 2PM-8PM.  

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.

Performance Schedule

More info coming soon. 

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