Come join us for a new free music festival experience, LatiNxt presented by Sol, at Navy Pier featuring local, national and international artists who are exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds.
Artist travel made possible through the generous support of American Airlines.
Media Partner: Vocalo 91.1
First and second generation Latinos are establishing a new cultural identity informed by both their heritage and culture. This vibrant melting pot of ideas and innovation is shaping the global music community; however, it continues to develop in the margins of the larger US music market.
In parallel form throughout Latin America, increased access to technology has facilitated global conversations, collaborations, and innovations in the arts. These modern advances, juxtaposed with a renewed exploration of tradition, have created a thriving creative environment that celebrates the roots of the past as well as the possibilities of the future. LatiNxt explores the music that emerges from and within these cultural dichotomies and through performance and exchange, strengthens connections, increases exposure and champions a more robust discourse between forward-thinking Latino artists across the Americas. The LatiNxt festival is co-curated by Future Rootz, a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers, and socio-cultural instigators.
The performances will be held at the Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, Wave Wall and Miller Lite Beer Garden stages with a Tianguis (crafts fair) by Pachanga and Record Fair by Sonorama in Pier Park on Saturday.