Navy Pier’s Free Inaugural ‘LatiNxt’ Brings World-Renowned Talent in Latin Music to Chicago’s Lakefront Stage

Experience the bold and future sounds of Latin music at Navy Pier’s inaugural LatiNxt Presented by Sol, a free, two-day Latin music and art festival on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Co-curated by Future Rootz – a collective of Latinx music curators, artists, taste-makers and socio-cultural instigators – the festival features world-renowned talent in Latin music and includes a crafts and vinyl record fair in Pier Park on Saturday, with a special 10th anniversary tribute to Buenos Aires’ ZZK Records, one of South America’s prominent and leading labels in emerging and transglobal music.LatiNxt Presented by Sol, which explores music transpiring from and within Latin cultural dichotomies, will offer vibrant performances by artists from across the globe, including Latin Grammy-nominated Centavrvs (Mexico), Polaris Music Prize-winning Lido Pimienta (Toronto), King Coya and Queen Cholas (Argentina), Dat Garcia (Buenos Aires), Boogat (Montreal), Jigüe (Cuba), IFE (Puerto Rico), Zuzuka Poderosa (NYC), La Misa Negra(Oakland), Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico), Uproot Andy (NYC) and locals Ayana Contreras, Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Dolor Folktronico, Cedeño, Sandra Treviño, Kinky P. The festival will also showcase El Tianguis artisan market curated by Pachanga and a record fair curated by Sonorama.

While at Navy Pier, guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many other Pier-wide experiences in dining, retail, boats and other activities and attractions. The Pier offers several Latin-inspired dining options to match the festivities, such as Chango Loco inside the Crystal Gardens; Lalo’s, located in the newly renovated Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion; and more.

See below for the full schedule for LatiNxt Presented by Sol:

Friday, June 15

Miller Lite Beer Garden

5:30 PM | Dolor Folktronico (Chicago | USA)

6:45 PM | Zuzuka Poderosa (NYC | USA)

8:00 PM | Centavrvs (Mexico City | Mexico)

9:30 PM | Uproot Andy (NYC | USA)

Saturday, June 16

Miller Lite Beer Garden

2:00 PM | Ayana Contreras (Chicago | USA)

3:00 PM | Cedeño (Chicago | USA)

4:00 PM | ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat (Chicago | USA)

5:30 PM | Boogat (Montreal | Canada)

7:00 PM | King Coya and Queen Cholas (Buenos Aires | Argentina)

8:30 PM | La Misa Negra (Oakland | California)

10:00 PM | DJ Bembona (NYC | USA)

Polk Bros Park (Lake Stage)

3:15 PM | IFE (San Juan | Puerto Rico)

4:45 PM | Lido Pimienta (Toronto | Canada)

6:15 PM | Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico City | Mexico)

Wave Wall Performance Platform

2:00 PM | Sandra Treviño (Chicago | USA)

4:30 PM | Pachanga DJs x Future Rootz DJs (Chicago | USA)

6:00 PM | DJ Kinky P (Chicago | USA)

7:30 PM | Dat Garcia Live P.A. (Buenos Aires | Argentina)

9:00 PM | DJ Jigüe (Havana | Cuba)

Pier Park

2:00 PM to 10:00 PM | El Tianguis artisan market by Pachanga | Record Fair by Sonorama

LatiNxt Presented by Sol 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 or download the Navy Pier app on any Android or iOS device.

About Sol

Sol, Cerveza Original de Mexico, Desde 1899: Born in The Heart of Mexico in 1899, Sol is a bright and refreshing lager inspired by the sun. One of the first Mexican brands to be showcased in a clear bottle to show off the beautiful golden lager!

About Future Rootz

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

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 or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS device users.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

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.