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Live on the Lake!


Live on the Lake!

Free live music in the Navy Pier Beer Garden featuring Chicha Roots, DJ Papa G, and Universal Xpression.

Navy Pier’s weekly live music series features Chicago's best bands, along with regional and national acts, who will perform countless genres and styles of popular music every Saturday and Sunday.


Chicha Roots | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Chicha Roots is a psychedelic, Amazonian and chicha cumbia band. Their repertoire consists of classic songs from bands like Los Mirlos, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Los Destellos, Los Wemblers De Iquitos and many other bands from the golden age of Peruvian cumbia. Based in Chicago, the band includes musicians from countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, United States, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. 

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

More info coming soon!

Universal Xpression | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The versatile and entertaining Caribbean musical sensation. This marvelous group provides an energy pumping musical and theatrical treat. Universal Xpression uplifts and captivates its audiences with Caribbean rhythms such as reggae, soca, zouk, and dance hall music, with an undertone of African, Latin and American rhythms. This rhythmic implementation creates a hypnotic groove and a beautiful sound, giving it a universal appeal.

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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 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

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