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Aug. 14, 2023 | Free, Pier-wide event to celebrate modern Latin music and arts

LatiNxt Music Festival to Heat Up Navy Pier, Aug. 26 & 27

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier welcomes back LatiNxt, a free, two-day festival featuring cutting-edge music from Latinx artists with a focus on new musical trends. Curated by Future Rootz, a collective of Latinx musicians, artists, tastemakers, and cultural innovators, music performances will take place on three Pier stages, accented by an array of artisan vendors. Festival hours are 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, and 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 27.

The mission of the LatiNxt Music Festival is to strengthen the connection, increase exposure, and foster conversations within the Latinx music industry. Focusing specifically on artists pushing the sound forward and reinventing tradition, the festival is a music showcase and convening of creatives leading Latinx culture. Starting in 2018, the festival has booked various international artists and has begun connecting artist communities in the Latin American diaspora. LatiNxt promises to be a platform for the discovery of emerging and cutting-edge talent, as well as a national hub for industry leaders to cultivate the connections and grow the ideas that continue to strengthen Latinx art and culture globally.

The performance schedule follows:

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023

Navy Pier Beer Garden
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Future Rootz DJ’s
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Mila La Morena
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Cabeza de Chivo
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Sara Curruchich
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Las Cafeteras
10:10 – 11:30 p.m. – DJ Rosa Pistola

Wave Wall Performance Platform
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – DJ Mateo
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Eva Maria
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Honey Lucio
6:00 – 9:55 p.m. – Pachanga DJ’s

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023

Navy Pier Beer Garden
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – DJ Itzi Nala
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Linda Sol
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Asi Asi
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – MULA
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. – DJ Mo Mami

Lake Stage, Polk Bros Park
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Caramelo Haze
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Combo Chimbita

Note: All performers, 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



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Navy Pier Press Kit: Click here to access Navy Pier’s press kit, including b-roll, photos, media parking map and logo.



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