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Dec. 5, 2023 | EXCISION, Green Velvet, and Zedd among artists appearing in December

Electronic Music Icons to Ignite Navy Pier with Electrifying Performances

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CHICAGO – Collectiv Presents, Chicago’s premier concert production company, and Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic waterfront destination, are set to unleash an electrifying musical experience as electronic dance music icons EXCISION, Green Velvet, and Zedd take center stage for December concerts. These highly anticipated events promise a magnetic fusion of pulsating beats, immersive visuals, and unforgettable music.

EXCISION – Friday, Dec. 22 – Festival Hall

Renowned for his groundbreaking productions and mind-blowing performances, EXCISION will headline a night of high-energy entertainment flooded with lasers, subwoofers, and massive immersive visuals.

Hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia, EXCISION has spent his career dedicated to the Bass Music scene, leading and innovating in the creation of a massive, passionate Dubstep community. He has headlined to massive crowds at festivals across the globe including EDC Las Vegas, Lollapalooza, Ultra, Electric Zoo, Global Dance, Nocturnal, Escape, and many others.

Supporting artists for the Navy Pier EXCISION experience include: DJ and heavy metal musician Sullivan King; DJ Crankdat, known for his energetic and melodically vibrant EDM mixes; Emorfik, one of the youngest rising names in heavy bass; DJ, producer, and podcast host Lizzy Jane, and Dogma, the Chicago-bred driving force behind some of the most powerful Dubstep sounds emerging from the heart of the Midwest.

Doors open at 5 p.m. General admission (18+) and VIP (21+) ticket packages are available. Valid ID required for entry. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Green Velvet La La Land X-Mas ’23 – Saturday, Dec. 23 – Aon Grand Ballroom

One of the most influential DJs and producers in electronic music, Chicago native Green Velvet revolutionized the House music industry 30 years ago with the launch of Relief Records. Even today, it is difficult to go to any electronic music festival or set and not hear music from Green Velvet and Relief Records. Crowds everywhere sing along when notable hits like “Bigger than Prince,” “Flash,” “La La Land,” “Lazer Beams,” “Live Stream,” “Preacher Man,” “Shake and Pop,” “Sheeple,” “Suga,” and “Voicemail” blast across the airwaves.

The eccentric, green Mohawk-wearing Green Velvet will share the La La Land X-Mas ’23 bill with national and local House icons, including Dirtybird Records’ Claude VonStroke in one of his final house music performances, Curtis McClain, who will sing his House classic, “Move Your Body,” Chicago House singer Dajae, locally-grown DJ Heather, and DJ E-Clypse, producer, photographer, and documentarian of Music and Race in America.

Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission (18+) and VIP (21+) ticket packages are available. Valid ID required for entry. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Zedd – Saturday, Dec. 29 – Aon Grand Ballroom

Zedd, the chart-topping sensation, and electronic music wizard, has entranced audiences worldwide with his infectious beats and visionary productions. Known for hits like “Clarity,” “The Middle,” and “Stay,” Zedd has transcended musical boundaries and reached the pinnacle of global stardom.

Doors open at 7 p.m. General admission (18+) and VIP (21+) ticket packages are available. Valid ID required for entry. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Note: All artists, times, and dates are subject to change.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit


With offices in Chicago, Houston, and San Diego, Collectiv Presents is a premier concert, festivals, and experiences company, producing over 450 events a year in Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas, at venues that range from small clubs to large festivals that draw over 100,000 attendees in a single weekend. Collectiv Presents’ partners have a combined experience of 90 years in the live events industry with talent buying, marketing, and event producing. View their current full calendar of events and all affiliated festivals at



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