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World Music Festival | Navy Pier

Although the London Olympics are now over, don’t fret. For more entertainment, gather up the family and head down to Navy Pier for a LIVE cultural experience that won’t cost a thing.

Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier is proud to be one of the hosts of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ World Music Festival: Chicago 2012, a three-day free festival celebrating global culture through music. Travel around the world without having to lug any pesky luggage.

Broaden your cultural horizons through music. Listen, celebrate and dance your way to a greater understanding of who you share the world with. Click on the links below to learn about each act, and be sure to come celebrate culture with us.


Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier

1:00pm DELHI 2 DUBLIN“Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, they have become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands.”

3:00pm SÉNÉKÉ
West African Percussion Ensemble

Brazilian Percussion Ensemble

“Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk.”


Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier

1:00pm THE OPPOSITION PARTY  “… A ten-piece Chicago musical collective, centered around performance of polyrhythmic music, particularly the cross-pollination of African music, Jamaican reggae and dub, and American funk and jazz.”

3:00pm JPP
“JPP Järvelän pikkupelimannit (“Little Folk Musicians of Järvelä”) formed in 1982 in the fiddling capital of Finland (and perhaps the world), Kaustinen … JPP have created a style all their own, one that is impossible to categorize easily and one which continuously surprises.”

Latin Jazz


Also, don’t miss this special concert event in the Crystal Gardens on Monday, September 24:

Balkan Fusion Jazz

8:00pm JPP see above


For more information on World Music Festival: Chicago 2012 and a schedule of events citywide, Sept. 21-27,

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