BMO Harris Bank Stage
Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue
11:00am – 3:30pm
Rock out with an amazing line up of Lights Festival talent on the BMO Harris Bank Stage!
See below for this year’s performers!
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!
Megan Nicole, powered by Radio Disney
Megan Nicole is a 20 year old Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist and superstar-in-the-making. With over 2.2 million subscribers and over 416 million video views, Megan’s remarkable rise to YouTube stardom began not very long ago.
It was December 2009 when a fresh faced Megan Nicole first posted a Kings of Leon cover. Fast forward to 2013, and Megan’s staying power is clear. Her cover of Bruno Mars’, “The Lazy Song,” has attracted over 42 million views and boasts all the qualities of a full-scale production.
Megan Nicole is currently in the studio finalizing her debut album, out 2014 on Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
Watch Megan Nicole’s “B-e-a-utiful.”
For more than 25 years, Debbie Gibson has proven she’s an entertainer of immeasurable talent. From singer, songwriter and musician to actress and dancer, she embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer. A music prodigy, Gibson exploded on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only In My Dreams.” The “Original Pop Princess” quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit song, “Foolish Beat,” a record she still holds today in the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted “The American Music Awards,” produced by friend and legend Dick Clark.
Watch Debbie Gibson’s “I Love You.”
Megan and Liz, presented by Southwest Airlines®
Megan & Liz scored big in 2012 with their infectious debut single “Bad For Me.” Now they return with their new single “Release You” from their upcoming debut album Look What You Started, releasing early 2014. As one of Billboard’s “21 Under 21: Hottest Minors in Music,” Megan & Liz continue to resonate with an entire generation of fans via social media. These Millennials organically connect to the sisters’ authenticity and true DIY spirit. Megan & Liz have racked up over 250 million views on YouTube as well as over 1.2 million YouTube subscribers. The duo regularly trend worldwide on Twitter, a testament to their impassioned social media following and cultural impact.
Watch Megan and and Liz’s new video “Release You”