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Performers at Sequence Chicago at Navy Pier

Oct. 6, 2023 | Free program includes live performances, DJs, interactive art workshops and market

Navy Pier Hosts Sequence Chicago to Celebrate the City’s Vibrant Arts & Culture Scene

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CHICAGO—Navy Pier is thrilled to announce the return of Sequence Chicago, sponsored by Allstate, a dynamic and free program set to captivate audiences throughout the months of October and November. This eagerly anticipated series highlights a diverse range of cultural experiences, including live performances by Chicago musicians, interactive community workshops, and a bustling vendor market featuring the city’s talented artisans.

Sequence Chicago will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 18, with the exception of Oct. 28. The program will be hosted in the indoor comfort of the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion at Navy Pier. Admission to Sequence Chicago is free of charge, ensuring that anyone can experience the best of Chicago’s arts and culture scene.

Chicago’s music scene takes center stage with a lineup of eclectic performances by local musicians. From jazz to rock, hip-hop to classical, there is something for every music lover to enjoy. These live performances promise to create an electrifying atmosphere that celebrates the city’s rich musical heritage.

Guests can immerse themselves in the arts with Navy Pier’s interactive community-led workshops. These engaging sessions offer attendees the chance to connect with local artists and explore their creative talents. From hands-on art projects to interactive demonstrations, these workshops promise to ignite visitors’ artistic spirit.

Navy Pier’s local vendor market allows people to explore and purchase unique, locally crafted items. From handmade jewelry to one-of-a-kind artwork, this market is a treasure trove of creativity and craftsmanship. Each sequence program has a theme focused on emphasizing authentic cultural experiences. Themes include:

Oct. 7 – Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Oct. 14 – Indigenous People’s Day with Panchanka Music Culture
Oct. 21 – Slow & Low Sequence Edition
Nov. 4 – Asian American and Pacific Islander Spotlight Sequence
Nov. 11 – Folk & Americana Sequence
Nov. 18 – Native American Heritage Celebration w/ DEI & American Indian Association of Illinois

(Note: There is no Sequence programming on Saturday, Oct 28.) 

The line-up for the first three events follows.

Oct. 7 – Latinx Heritage Celebration in partnership with the Peruvian Festival

East Stage:
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Colombian Folkloric Group
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Edson de Cuba (salsa instruction)
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – DJ
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Peruvian Folkloric group & Dominican Republican dancers
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – DJ

West Stage:
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Mariachi Universal
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Caribe Project

Oct. 14 – Indigenous People’s Day in partnership with Panchanka Music Culture

East Stage:
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – DJ
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Almafuerte performance
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Cumbia Dance workshop
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Chicha Roots performance

West Stage:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – DJ
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Aztec Dance workshop
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Huehuecoyotl Danza Azteca performance
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – El Circo performance

Oct. 21 – Slow & Low Sequence Edition 

East Stage:
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – DJ Aguila
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – DJ Ozone

West Stage
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Troy Downey Quartet
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Mitzhy Lucerito
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Codigo Verde

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit Navy Pier’s website.

Note: All activities, 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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