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Miller Lite Beer Garden

PLEASE NOTE: NAVY PIER IMAX, CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER, CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, CRYSTAL GARDENS AND THE MILLER LITE BEER GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED DURING PHASE 1 REOPENING.

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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

If you are interested in performing at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for the 2020 Season, please send an EPK to entertainment@navypier.org. Please use the following format for your subject line in order to ensure it is reviewed – “Band Name – Miller Lite Beer Garden”.

Upcoming Events

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

June 28 | Performance Schedule

Justice Hill | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Justice plays all around Chicago at various venues (House of Blues, Sleeping Village, SubT, Emporium Wicker Park, Dorian’s, The Clipper, The Tack Room, Uncommon Ground, EZ Inn, North Bar, etc) including solo sessions, as a bandleader, and with other known artists, including Rich Jones and Calid B. He currently has residencies at Atwood (solo) and Dorian’s Through the Record Shop (quintet Justice Hill & friends), and rang in the new year at Dorian’s NYE 2019 spectacular.”

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

More info coming soon!

Unity the Band | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00PM – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by ILLVille Vanguard, DJ Papa G, 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 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.

July 5 | Performance Schedule

ILLVille Vanguard | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

ILLVILLE VANGUARD is a Chicago based music group that’s all about creating new ideas. ILLVILLE created a sound that is unique and can’t be compared to anything else. Led by Gabriel Alston, ILLVILLE is known for providing a high energy atmosphere that’s fun, free, emotional and exciting. Their musical sound is heavily shaped by Jazz, Gospel, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Hip-Hop, Latin and Neo Soul. Having a wide range of musical influences places ILLVILLE’s sound in a category of its own. ILLVILLE is second to none and will always leave listeners satisfied and craving for the next ILLVILLE experience.

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

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Cousin Curtiss, Old Shoe, Libido Funk Circus.

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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, 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.

July 11 | Performance Schedule

Cousin Curtiss | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Rootstomp isn’t cute. Rootstomp music doesn’t have choreographed dancers on stage. Cousin Curtiss has a Ph.D. in Rootstomp music and his lectures are dripping with juicy knowledge. While defining what it means to be a One-Man-Band Cousin Curtiss proves that Rootstomp music is a raw blend of Folk, Blues, and Bluegrass without the twang. Rootstomp music is an interesting conversation between guitars, bass, drums, and sometimes the harmonica wants the floor. Cousin Curtiss’s Rootstomp shows are contagious with enthusiasm, energy, and toe-tapping-foot-stomping-hand-clapping goodness. Add to that stories of life on the road and living in a self-made tiny house after leaving behind a successful teaching career in Alaska to chase a dream and you have an entertaining show of the highest value. 

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Old Shoe | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Libido Funk Circus | 9:00pm – 10:10pm & 10:25pm – 11:30pm

Libido Funk Circus has been thrilling audiences with their own unmistakable high-energy blend of signature bits and dance-able hits for over 20 years and has become THE experts in what it takes to make a dance floor move all night long! LFC plays hours and hours of fan-favorite dance songs, ranging from the early days of rock and roll to current dance floor hits. This wide selection of disco, rock, pop, new wave, funk, dance, country, hip hop, and Motown songs allows the band to effortlessly switch musical gears, in order to accommodate any audience…from the dance club to the country club. 

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Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Fareed Haque & Friends, DJ Papa G, Gizzae.

Read More

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.

July 12 | Performance Schedule

Fareed Haque & Friends | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 18, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Fox Crossing Stringband, Leadfoot, Dr. Bombay.

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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, 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.

July 18 | Performance Schedule

Fox Crossing Stringband | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

This all-female bluegrass group, Fox Crossing Stringband, from Chicago has been winning hearts with their beautiful harmonies, original songwriting, and entertaining stage presence ever since forming in November 2016.

Following their debut performance at Winter Roots Festival in February 2017, they’ve gone on to perform at many festivals and events across the Midwest. Traveling east to the John Hartford Memorial Festival, west to Dawn and On Festival in the Quad Cities, north to Door County, and everything in-between. Performing events such as IBMA award-winning Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, Summer Stomp, Shoefest, WanderDown Music Festival, Dawn & On, East Troy Bluegrass Festival, Ladies of Bluegrass Festival, The Illinois State Fair, American Music Festival, and more. They have performed on the WGNTV Morning Show, WGN Roe Conn Radio show, as well as at venues such as the Fitzgerald’s, Schubas, Martyrs, Evanston SPACE, City Winery and Navy Pier.

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

The Leadfoot Band branches out in all directions, incorporating their love of bluegrass with their early urban influences of rock , funk and everything in between, the evolution of the band is hard to place. Fans have said Leadfoot is just hard driving bluegrass, some say they are rock infused jamgrass, or even a bastard child of Bill Monroe meets Metallica. The online music site JamGrass.net even says The Leadfoot Band is “A mix between Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Greensky Bluegrass.”

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 19, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Read More

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.

July 19 | Performance Schedule

Son Monarcas | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Kofi and The New Roots | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00PM – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by The Future Founders, DJ Papa G, Ugochi.

Read More

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.

July 26 | Performance Schedule

The Future Founders | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Ugochi | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 1, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Wildermiss, OSTON, Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press.

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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, 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 1 | Performance Schedule

Wildermiss | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

A lot has happened since Wildermiss released its auspicious debut, a promising six-song EP titled Lost With You, in 2017. In the two years since, the members of Wildermiss—Cole, guitarists Josh Hester and Seth Beamer, and drummer Caleb Thoemke—have built up a massive and fiercely loyal grassroots following in its hometown of Denver, Colorado, and crisscrossed the country winning over fans as the supporting act on tours with the Oh Hellos, Jared and the Mill and Bronze Radio Return.

More than a fan favorite, the quartet has also earned accolades from the press and radio in the Mile High City on the strength of its music and live show. “Carry Your Heart,” a Lost With You single that has attracted more than half a million streams on Spotify, received heavy rotation on KTCL, the taste-making station that first introduced the country to the Oh Hellos, The Fray, Flobots, Churchill, and many other breakout acts in the past fifteen years.

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OSTON | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press | 9:00pm – 10:10pm & 10:25pm – 11:30pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 2, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Bella’s Bartok, DJ Papa G, Hurricane Reggae.

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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, 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 2 | Performance Schedule

Bella’s Bartok | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Joe Richter, Pino Farina Band, Mr. Blotto.

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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, 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 8 | Performance Schedule

Joe Richter | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Joe Richter sings from the heart, emotes his truth with sweet melodies and telegraphs no pretensions in his approach to the microphone. He loves the songcraft of his musical idol Billy Joel as well as Bruce Springsteen. Richter’s early inspirations included Marc Cohn, John Mayer, and well, Elvis.

Richter’s songs are personal yet hold broader meaning. A song to his wife, Emily, also rings true to a world wracked with violent events.

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Pino Farina Band | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter whose emotive performances are filled with songs of love, heartache, redemption and renewal. After touring the country extensively with his award-winning band Pünsapaya he stepped away for a time of rediscovery as an artist, songwriter and performer. In 2018, Pino released
“Start Over Again” and has been enthusiastically welcomed back performing in different combinations with Pino Farina Band (solo, duo, or full). The band is currently working on a new collection of songs and expects a Summer/Fall 2020 release. 

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Mr. Blotto | 9:00pm – 10:10pm & 10:25pm – 11:30pm

Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each other’s playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.

Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band aesthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 20 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from 7 studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.

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Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Read More

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 9 | Performance Schedule

Ana Everling and the Taraf | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Ana Everling is a musician from Chisinau, Moldova. From 7 to 14, she studied solfege, piano and canto at the “Iulia Hasdeu” music school, where she sang and performed with the “Trison” children’s choir. Between 18 and 23, she studied jazz performance at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau, and sang in her first jazz band. At the age of 23 she moved to the United States and has worked on various projects ever since. In 2018 she created the Taraf – a small folk (lăutărească) music ensemble consisting of 7 musicians. Instruments include the violin, bass, percussion, fluier & caval, guitar.

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

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Muddy Ruckus, TBD, 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, 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 15 | Performance Schedule

Muddy Ruckus | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl of Portland, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. This stripped-down power-duo blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound.

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TBD | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

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

Brooke & The Nice Things plays solid originals drenched in the spirit of soul to make you move and covers that you didn’t know were your favorites till you heard them at the show. Brooke & The Nice Things are too young to be old school; however, their influences undoubtedly reflect the Golden Era of Rhythm and Blues.

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Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 16, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Trongone Band, DJ Papa G, 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 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 16 | Performance Schedule

Trongone Band | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Gizzae | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 22, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Saturday June Band, Wall of Denial, 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, 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 22 | Performance Schedule

Saturday June Band | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

Wall of Denial | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 23, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Amada, DJ Papa G, Ugochi.

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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, 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 23 | Performance Schedule

Amada | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Ugochi | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by The Shades, NuBlu Band, 16 Candles.

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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, 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 22 | 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.

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

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, August 30, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Jugo de Mango, DJ Papa G, Drea.

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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, 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 30 | Performance Schedule

Jugo de Mango | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

More info coming soon!

Drea | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Saturday, September 5, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Brian Allison, Mountain Deer Revival, Ariel Posen.

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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, 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.

September 5 | Performance Schedule

Brian Allison | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Brian Allison is an Americana singer/songwriter from Chicago, Il. After the loss of Brian’s father and brother in the same year. Brian quickly learned that life is short. Playing over a 100 shows in 2016 still working a day job, Brian made the move into music full-time in October of 2016 and hasn’t looked back since. With over 20 years in the music business, Brian Allison’s passion and drive for music keeps him creative while touring the nation and bringing an energetic and soulful performance to every stage he plays. Brian’s father instilled that passion and drive.

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Mountain Deer Revival | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

With an original, genre-expanding sound, few musicians can compare to the originality of this Kansas based band–Mountain Deer Revival. Their music manages to successfully close the gap between Country Rock, Americana and Bluegrass, while maintaining an honest, independent tone. The band reaches beyond talent, by writing with creativity and performing with passion. With great focus being placed on their lyrics and the feeling of their songs, MDR’s music is as much a state of mind as it is a sound.

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Aerial Posen | 9:00pm – 10:10pm & 10:25pm – 11:30pm

More info coming soon!

Live on the Lake!

Free Public Program

Sunday, September 6, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at the Miller Lite Beer Garden for FREE performances by Carpacho y Su Super Combo, DJ Papa G, Lazo & Exodus.

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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, 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.

September 6 | Performance Schedule

Carpacho y Su Super Combo | 2:00pm-3:00pm & 3:30pm – 4:30pm

More info coming soon!

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

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Lazo & Exodus | 5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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