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Navy Pier’s Fourth Annual LatiNxt Music Festival Returns August 6 & 7

Navy Pier’s fourth annual LatiNxt festival is set to return to Chicago’s iconic lakefront destination with a fun and festive celebration of Latin arts, culture and music on Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7. The free, two-day festival showcases world-renowned talent, including local, national and international artists known for exploring new ways of connecting traditional Latin music with modern sounds.

The festival will also feature the Mercadito Vendor Fair, produced by the Pilsen Community Market, showcasing a series of small pop-up shops owned by Latinx artisans and a record fair with unique and classic vinyl records for browsing and purchasing. In addition, guests will be treated to a special fireworks show on Saturday at 10:15 PM, synchronized to a Latin music soundtrack.

This year’s festival line-up includes Latin Grammy-nominated hip-hop group, Los Rakas, Angelica Garcia, Making Movies, Sotomayor and others. Performances will be held Pier-wide, including at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park, Beer Garden and Wave Wall Platform. See below for the full 2021 LatiNxt schedule:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

TIME

ARTIST(S)

LOCATION

5:30 PM

George Arthur Calendar

Beer Garden

7:00 PM

Making Movies

Beer Garden

8:30 PM

Los Rakas

Beer Garden

10:00 PM

DJ Bembona

Beer Garden

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7

TIME

ARTIST(S)

LOCATION

2:00 PM

Sonorama DJs

Beer Garden

3:45 PM

DJ Resistol 5000

Wave Wall Platform

4:00 PM

Beats y Bateria

Beer Garden

5:00 PM

Future Rootz Collective

Wave Wall Platform

5:30 PM

Salt Cathedral

Beer Garden

6:00 PM

Angelica Garcia

Polk Bros Park (Lake Stage)

7:00 PM

Hector Guerra

Beer Garden

7:30 PM

Sotomayor

Polk Bros Park (Lake Stage)

8:15 PM

DJ Lovebug

Wave Wall Platform

8:30 PM

Yasser Tejeda & Palotré

Beer Garden

9:15 PM

DJ CEDEÑO

Wave Wall Platform

9:45 PM

DJ Sabine Blaizin

Beer Garden

 

Please note, all events are subject to change. Programs may be moved indoors in the event of heavy rain or inclement weather. 

LatiNxt is co-curated by Future Rootz, a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers and socio-cultural trailblazers. Their work represents a border-less artistic intersection that draws from the past while reaching for the future.

LatiNxt is part of Navy Pier’s nonprofit mission and ongoing commitment to offer guests free, year-round arts and cultural programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. While at Navy Pier, guests are encouraged to check out other Pier-wide experiences, including the iconic Centennial Wheel, the new Drop Tower and other Pier Park rides and attractions. The Pier also features more than 70 local businesses in dining, retail, boat cruises and more. Guests can now extend their visit with an overnight stay at the new Sable hotel. Visit the Navy Pier website for a full list of open and available establishments.

Navy Pier is operating in accordance with the State of Illinois' "Restore Illinois" plan and City of Chicago's "Protecting Chicago" outline that is currently in Phase 5, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Navy Pier no longer requires face masks on site. However, face masks may still be worn based on the comfort level of each guest and business on the Pier. Click here to view Navy Pier’s COVID-19 operations and updates.

For more information, visit www.navypier.org

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