Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate Insurance Company Showcases Talented Local Youth at Navy Pier, July 12 and 13
Navy Pier is spotlighting Chicago’s emerging young artists at its first-ever Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, a free, two-day event featured as part of the city’s Year of Creative Youth initiative. The Pier has teamed up with Good Starts Young to produce the programs on Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13, which showcase some of Chicago’s most talented youth. Guests in attendance will be treated to a wide range of dance and music acts in a variety of styles and genres, including blues, classical rock, jazz and more.
On July 13, the event will feature cameos from two of Navy Pier’s other free arts and cultural programs: Wiggleworms, a live children’s music series presented in partnership with the Old Town School of Folk Music and Water Colors Presented by CIBC, a live jazz music series co-curated by the Jazz institute of Chicago. The special performance features students of the NextGenJazz Emerging Artists Project.
See below for the full schedule for Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate Insurance Company:
Thursday, July 12
|1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||South Shore Drill Team||South Dock|
|1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Fernando Jones’ Blues Camp||Wave Wall Performance Platform|
|2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.||Kuumba Lynx||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Steve Baloue||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Forward Momentum||Polk Bros Park|
|6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Joshua Mhoon||Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|7 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.||Beethoven Lives Upstairs – A collaboration between Classical Kids and the Oistrakh Sypmhony of Chicago||Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park|
Friday, July 13
|10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Wiggleworms||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Trinity Irish Dancers||South Dock|
|12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.||Bryce and Bruce Thompson||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.||The Happiness Club||Wave Wall Performance Platform|
|1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.||Aliya Alsafa||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||School of Rock Chicago||Wave Wall Performance Platform|
|3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Trinity Irish Dancers||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|3 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Bitter Jester||Wave Wall Performance Platform|
|4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.||Puerto Rican Arts Alliance||Wave Wall Performance Platform|
|5 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.||Move Me Soul||City Stage in Polk Bros Park|
|6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Water Colors: NextGenJazz Emerging Artists Project||Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park|
While at Navy Pier for Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, boats and other activities and attractions – many of which are available within the newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion.
Fresh Fest! Presented by Allstate Insurance Company is part of the Pier’s ongoing commitment to offer guests free, one-of-a kind arts and culture programming, designed to inspire, educate and connect communities and guests across the city and globe. For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the Navy Pier app on any Android or iOS device.
About Navy Pier
Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually. 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. In 2018, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion, 220-room hotel and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS device users.
Navy Pier Mission Statement
p style=”font-weight: 400;”>Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.