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Wave Wall Wax

Saturdays, May 26–September 1, 2018 / Wave Wall Performance Platform

DJs are the sound technicians that get the dance floor moving every night in houses, clubs, and festivals all over the world. Chicago neighborhoods and its diverse communities birthed house music and continue to create a melting pot of sound that can be heard all over the city courtesy of our local DJ’s. Wave Wall Wax, a new FREE weekly summer series launched by Navy Pier, brings Chicago’s this incredible DJ culture to the lakefront every Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

Be prepared to dance to the sounds of House, Hip-Hop, Latin, Soul, Funk, Global grooves and more! The series will being on May 26 and end on September 1, and will  feature DJ 50 Millz, Shazam Bangles, Sadie Woods, Sandra Trevino, DJ Rae Chardonnay, Duane Powell, Jesse de la Pena, Steve “Miggedy” MaestroDJ AfroQbano, DJ Lovebug, Maurice Culpepper, DJ Kinky P, Soulphonetics, Cedeño and DJ Shon Dervis.

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Scheduled Wave Wall Wax Performances

Wave Wall Wax: DJ Rae Chardonnay

Free Public Program

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series. This week’s performance presented as part of Pride Week at Navy Pier.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by DJ Rae Chardonnay, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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About DJ Rae Chardonnay

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by DJ Rae Chardonnay, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Vocalo Resident DJ Rae Chardonnay’s musical explorations include House from around the world, soul, funk, disco + Hip Hop from the new and old school. Recently noted as Chicago’s Best DJ by the Chicago Reader, Rae Chardonnay is dedicated to making backs sweat on the dance floor. (Photo credit: RJ Eldridge)

Learn more at raechardonnay.com

About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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PRIDE WEEK AT NAVY PIER

This performance is presented in celebration of Pride Week at Navy Pier. Learn more about Navy Pier’s Pride Week festivities here.

Chi-Soul Fest: Duane Powell

Free Public Program

Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Chi-Soul Fest, the Chicago Soul Music Festival.

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Join us at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a free, all-ages show featuring Duane Powell, part of Chi-Soul, the Chicago Soul Music Festival.

About Duane Powell

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, see blues band Duane Powell perform a free, all-ages show at the Wave Wall Performance Platform at Navy Pier.

Duane Powell’s love for music started an early age growing up in the 1970’s being exposed to Chicago’s rich soul music scene. His uncles were disc jockeys until the mid 80’s and artists including Minnie Riperton, The Emotions, Chaka Khan, Miki Howard, The Staple Singers were their classmates and / or family friends. In 1985, Duane entered into the world of street promotions pounding the pavement promoting events for prominent DJs within Chicago’s burgeoning house music scene starting with Lil Louis. In a five-year span, because of their Avante Garde style and presence, Duane and his crew became the go to individuals in marketing to get all of the “cool kids” to events.

 Learn more at duanepowell.com

About Chi-Soul Fest

The Chicago Soul Music Festival — Chi-Soul — is an intergenerational musical conversation of Chicago soul music presented in honor of Black Music Appreciation Month.

View the full Chicago Soul Music Festival lineup.

Artist travel made possible through the generous support of American Airlines.

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Wave Wall Wax: Jesse de la Pena

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by Jesse de la Pena, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About Jesse de la Pena

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by Jesse de la Pena, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Vocalo Resident DJ Jesse De La Pena has been a staple of the Chicago Music scene since the late 80’s, as a DJ, musician, event promoter. You can find him spinning around town and on Vocalo Radio 91.1fm Monday – Friday (5-6pm CST) and on the Friday nights (6pm-12am CST). 

Learn more at soundcloud.com

About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: Steve “Miggedy” Maestro

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by Steve “Miggedy” Maestro, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About Steve “Miggedy” Maestro

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by Steve

Steve is currently mixing Monday through Friday on Soul 106.3 at 6PM. He is also the owner of MMP Records, an independent imprint that specializes in quality House & Stepper’s music. He also remains as an active DJ playing House in various clubs in Chicago and abroad.

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About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: AfroQbano

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by AfroQbano , part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About AfroQbano

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by AfroQbano, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

AfroQbano is a DJ, producer & eclectic music enthusiast.  He regularly spins at some of the most popular Chicago clubs and coordinates biweekly programming with Lumpen Radio. His original tracks and remixes have been featured on albums and mix-tapes across the world. He was recognized as one of Chicago’s top three DJs in the Chicago Reader’s “Best of 2016.”

Learn more at futurerootz.com

About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: DJ Lovebug

Free Public Program

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by DJ Lovebug, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About DJ Lovebug

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by AfroQbano, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Bio coming soon.

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About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: Maurice Culpepper

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by Maurice Culpepper, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About Maurice Culpepper

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by Maurice Culpepper, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Maurice is the main DJ Mixer on WVAZ- V103-102.7 FM. He is on the air Monday – Friday at 11:50am and 5:50pm, and Friday nights from 6pm till 1am.

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About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: DJ Kinky P

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by DJ Kinky P, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About DJ Kinky P

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by DJ Kinky P, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Patricia Reyes aka Kinky P is a strictly vinyl reggae DJ artist, originally form Baja California Mexico, where she was first exposed to the sounds of artists like Bob Marley, Inner Circle, UB40, and El General. It wasn’t until she came to Chicago where she was completely hooked by the music of the Dub Masters, King Tubby and Lee Scratch Perry.

Learn more at soundcloud.com

About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: Soulphonetics

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by Soulphonetics, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About SoulPhonetics

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by Soulphonetics, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Soulphonetics is a DJ/Producer collective based out of Chicago & formed by Christian Vera & Caswell James. Together they’ve hustled diligently to push the soulful sounds of House, Hip-Hop, Jazz and all forms of Afro-Latin & Electronic rhythms, new & old into the fabric of social consciousness. Whether dropping sets nationally in LA, MWK and NYC, to holding down residencies at Chicago hot spots & various festivals, Soulphonetics’ diversity & knowledge has garnered them the much-deserved moniker of The International Rude Boys.

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About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: Cedeño

Free Public Program

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by Cedeño, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About Cedeño

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by Cedeno, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

Cedeño found out at a rather early age of 15 what her passion was, music. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, raised in the South Side of Chicago and Aurora. At the age of 16, she immersed herself into the world of Electronic Dance Music where she began studying the art of DJ and Music Production.

Learn more at cedenoofficial.com

About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

View the full Wave Wall Wax lineup.

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Wave Wall Wax: DJ Shon Dervis

Free Public Program

Saturday, September 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wave Wall Performance Platform

Performing a free, all-ages show, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free DJ music series.

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Join us on Navy Pier’s South Dock at the Wave Wall Performance Platform for a DJ set by DJ Shon Dervis, part of Wave Wall Wax, Navy Pier’s free live DJ series on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

About DJ Shon Dervis

Come to Navy Pier for a free dancing and a DJ performance by DJ Shon Dervis, part of Wave Wall Wax, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

Shon Dervis: DJ, musician, producer, human. He’s been DJing and playing music practically his whole life, and currently spins hip-hop, rare groove, reggae, and more.

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About Wave Wall Wax

Wave Wall Wax brings Chicago’s incredible DJ culture to Navy Pier every Saturday for a new, free weekly DJ series from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Wave Wall Performance Platform.

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