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Jazz Greats Honored as Navy Pier Celebrates its 101st Birthday with a Free Star-Studded Concert, Cultural Programming and More
The Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration continues with a full day of free cultural programming, highlighted by nationally-acclaimed performers, E. Faye Butler, Felicia Fields, Victor Garcia and Fr
Navy Pier’s Fifth Third Bank Centennial Celebration will be highlighted by Lakefront Swing, a centennial celebration of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Lena Horne at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Stage. The free, live music concert will feature a lineup of world-class performers, including Chicago-natives Felicia Fields, the accomplished actress and vocalist known for her 2005 Broadway debut as Sofia in The Color Purple and E. Faye Butler, decorated theater actress and singer, alongside Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter Victor Garcia – all of whom will perform in tribute to the jazz legends who have inspired their own professional artistry. The entire production will be directed by international icon Fred Nelson III, Aretha Franklin’s music director and former opening act for Ray Charles.