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Jun. 2, 2023 | Free, Pier-wide musical festival celebrates Chicago’s soul music legends and traditions

Navy Pier Unveils Lineup for Chi-Soul Fest, June 10-11

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier will commemorate Black Music Month with the return of Chi-Soul Fest, the Pier’s annual celebration of Chicago’s soul music legends and traditions, Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11. The two-day, four-stage outdoor music festival will feature free performances by Isaiah Sharkey, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Aniba & The Sol Starz, Chi-Brations, Ivan Singh, Chi-Soul Old School R&B Comedy, Next Showcase USA, and many others, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday.

The tentative schedule follows:

Saturday, June 10
City Stage (Polk Bros Park)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Farley “Jackmaster” Funk

Navy Pier Beer Garden
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Bumpus
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Chi-Brations Showcase featuring Sam Thousand, Nashon Holloway, Avehre, Kiela Adira, James Lewis and B Lilly
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Ivan Singh
9:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Aniba & The Sol Starz

Wave Wall Performance Platform
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – A Party Called Tribe featuring Club Crib Ent.

Lake Stage (Polk Bros Park)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Next Showcase USA presents Marvin Wilson, Mara Love, Devvyn Holloway and Yana Renea 

Sunday, June 11
Navy Pier Beer Garden
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – SolDial
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Alysha Monique
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Manny Torres
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Isaiah Sharkey

Wave Wall Performance Platform
2:00 – 2:40 p.m. – Amyna Love
2:50 – 3:30 p.m. – Jackson Shepard & Blake Davis
3:40 – 4:20 p.m. – PHNX
4:30 – 5:10 p.m. – Anaiet & Kopano
5:20 – 6:00 p.m. – Morgan Pirtle

Lake Stage (Polk Bros Park)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Chi-Soul Old School R&B Comedy, hosted by Damon Williams and Friends, featuring Jay Deep and B Cole, and opening with Motown classics spun by DJ Mr. Lee

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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