Navy Pier, Chicago’s iconic cultural destination, will bring back Chicago Live! as an annual two-day performance festival this fall.
More than 60 of the city’s top marquee names—a third of which are participating for the first time—will give back-to-back performances from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept, 25. Performances will be at the East End Plaza, the Wave Wall Platform and the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park at Navy Pier.
Participating companies include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Black Ensemble Theater, Joffrey Ballet, Improv Olympics, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Blue Man Group, Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Neo-Futurists. Admission is free and the public is invited to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets.
Navy Pier is thrilled to announce that Chicago Live! will be back for two more years thanks to a generous donation from the Pritzker Foundation. More information here