Chicago Live Again!

Fri Sep 24, 2021
Various times
All ages
Navy Pier

For the past 18 months, most of Chicago's theaters have been dark. Navy Pier reintroduces the city's broad range of talented performing artists at two main stages and in several surprise pop-up shows along Navy Pier. The event concludes with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Performers include:

  • Broadway in Chicago (casts from Frozen, Moulin Rouge, Six, Paradise Square)
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Second City
  • Artists From the Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center
  • Teatro Zinzanni

  • Old Town School of Folk Music

  • Jonas Friddle

  • Chicago Children’s Theatre

  • Rhodee Castillo and the Garifuna Flava Band

  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance

  • Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet

  • Chicago Fringe Opera

  • Porchlight Music Theatre

  • Joffrey Academy

  • Galaxie Chicago

  • Victor Garcia Organ Quintet

  • Katie Kadan

  • ChiArts Jazz Combo

  • Yin He Dance Company

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

  • Joel Hall Dancers

  • South Chicago Dance Theater

  • Chicago Opera Theater

  • Mandala South Asian Performing Arts

  • Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

  • Blue Man Group

  • Soul Children of Chicago

  • Northlight Theatre (cast from Songs From Nobodies)

  • Black Ensemble Theater

  • Hell in a Handbag Productions

  • Muntu Dance Theatre

  • Ja'Bowen Dixon

  • Giordano Dance Chicago

  • Mercury Theater Chicago (casts from Sister Act & Women of Soul)

  • Pinqy Ring
  • About Face Theatre Presents Sha Za

  • Kokandy Productions (cast from Hundred Days)

  • Buddy Guy’s Nublu Band

  • Actors’ Gymnasium

  • DJ Readerz

  • Chicago Samba

  • Chicago Children’s Choir

  • The Seldoms

  • Meher Dance Company

  • Hiplet

  • Korean Performing Arts Institute Chicago

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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