BMO Harris Bank Stage
Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
11:00am – 4:00pm
Attendees rocked out in 2012 with an amazing line up of Lights Festival talent on the BMO Harris Bank Stage!
See below for a recap of 2012 BMO Harris Bank Stage performers. Check back in late Fall 2013 for artist announcements!
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players
Justin Roberts is truly one of the “all-stars” of the indie family music scene. He logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children’s show business. With national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin and his wonderfully named bandmates “The Not Ready for Naptime Players” dish out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.
Watch Justin’s video “Obsessed by Trucks.”
Radio Disney Road Crew
Radio Disney Road Crew pumped up the crowd as they welcomed an incredible afternoon of talent to the stage!
Olivia Holt stars as Kim Crawford, a confident martial artist and the only girl in the dojo who can go toe-to-toe with the boys, in the Disney XD comedy series Kickin’ It.
Holt also stars as Skylar, a teenager who, after inadvertently unleashing an immortal monster when defying her parents’ wishes to stay home is shocked to discover the family secret that she is a fifth generation monster hunter, in the Halloween-themed Disney Channel Original Movie “Girl Vs. Monster.”
Holt began singing and acting on stage at age three. She starred in numerous community productions including “Annie” and “Through the Looking Glass” before landing a role in the indie film “Black & Blue.” She also appeared in multiple national TV commercials including Hasbro, Mattel and Bratz dolls. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her family and their beloved Yorkshire terrier Diesel.
Watch Olivia’s video “Had Me @ Hello.”
Establishing himself as an artist with a quadruple threat—singer, actor, dancer, songwriter— all before the age of ten, Shane Harper is a rising talent who continues to evolve with each new project.
Shane Harper’s self-titled album features the Top 10 hit “One Step Closer,” which he premiered on Disney Channel’s TV series Good Luck Charlie (where he has a recurring role,) and So Random. Shane’s second single “Rocketship” was a Top 20 hit on Radio Disney.
Harper began dancing at the age of nine, and began competing in regional amateur dance competitions until the age of 14 when he began working in the entertainment industry. Since then, he has appeared in the Nickelodeon’s show Dance on Sunset and So You Think You Can Dance, as well as being a principal dancer in High School Musical 2.
All of the above combined with Harper’s upcoming tour dates and the release of his new EP has made Shane a major talent to watch out for!
Watch Shane’s video “Rocketship.”
R5 is the fastest-rising young band on the pop-rock scene with a fresh, unique sound that comes from years of writing and performing together as a unit. They aren’t just a close-knit band, they are family. Literally. R5 consists of the Lynch family siblings, Ross Lynch (16), star of Disney Channel’s #1 series, Austin & Ally, Riker Lynch (20), a featured “Warbler” in Fox’s smash TV series, Glee, Rocky Lynch (17), sister, Rydel Lynch (18), and family friend, Ellington Ratliff (18). Together they make up one of today’s most exciting young bands featuring catchy rock-inspired songs, a fashionable look and an energetic performance style.
Watch R5′s video “Crazy 4 U.”
Watch Colton Dixon perform “Everything” by Lifehouse on American Idol.