Attend Center Stage



Come out to Chicago’s Navy Pier for three hours of amazing music, dance, magic, comedy and more by some of the city’s most talented performers with and without disabilities! This event is free!

Don’t miss out on a special guest performance by Avett Ray, a seven-year-old piano prodigy and YouTube sensation who happens to be visually impaired and has appeared on national television including American Idol.

  • When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Navy Pier | 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago
    Wave Wall Performance Platform, located adjacent to the Centennial Wheel
    In the event of rain, the event will be held inside Navy Pier’s Food Experience near Ben & Jerry’s
  • Tickets: This is a FREE event!
  • Getting There:  Navy Pier is served by CTA bus lines and also has several drop off locations for paratransit services. Click here for a map of Navy Pier
  • Accessibility: Navy Pier is accessible to all visitors. For more information,  click here


  • Live Performances (see our lineup page)
  • Chicago Treasure book signing by co-author Rich Green. Author Larry Broutman is generously donating book proceeds to The Chicago Lighthouse and Access Living (see our lineup page)
  • Product demonstrations from Center Stage sponsors including:
    • OrCam’s MyEye2, assistive technology device which enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to function more independently
    • Aira is providing their service for free during the event. Aira is a service that connects you with real people instantly to simplify daily life. When you need to do something where some extra information can help you save time and be more efficient, just give Aira a call. You’ll connect with a highly-trained human agent who can see your surroundings through your phone’s camera. Have an Aira agent describe all the excitement at Center Stage for Access by getting descriptions of the performers, the lights, rides, games and more! For those of you at The Pier, Aira, is providing their service for free during the event.Download the Aira app now and try it out before the event.



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