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Green Velvet LaLaLand Xmas at Navy Pier 2023 Poster

Oct. 16, 2023 | Concert includes VIP experience options; tickets now on sale

House Music Trailblazer Green Velvet to Headline La La Land X-Mas ’23 Concert at Navy Pier

CHICAGO – Collectiv Presents, Chicago’s premier concert production company, and Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic waterfront destination, are set to welcome music industry legend and Chicago native Green Velvet to the awe-inspiring Aon Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023. The eccentric, green Mohawk-wearing trailblazer who defined the underground electronic music scene will share the La La Land X-Mas ’23 bill with national and local House icons, including Claude VonStroke.

One of the most influential DJs and producers in electronic music, 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.

Green Velvet and Dirtybird Records’ Claude VonStroke will be joined for this one-night-only electronic music spectacular by 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.

Tickets are now on sale. Guests can choose from two electrifying options as they secure their tickets: General Admission (starting at $65.99, plus fees and tax) and VIP. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023
  • Ages: General admission is open to individuals aged 18 and older. The VIP experience is available to individuals aged 21 and older. Valid ID required for entry.
  • Door Times: The doors will open at 7 p.m. CST. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they don’t miss a moment of the action.

 VIP Experience:

  • Dedicated VIP entrance
  • Premium four-hour open bar
  • Dedicated VIP wraparound balcony
  • Private dedicated VIP restrooms
  • Lounge seating

View concert artwork here and artist images here.

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


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


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



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