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boiMAG.com "Market Days"


August 6-8, 2021 is the 39th annual Northalsted Market Days®, a weekend long live music street festival celebrating community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/ Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 6 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s, dancing, and sponsor booths.

Founded in 1982, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Northalsted, lakeview neighborhood, America’s first recognized gay village and a Chicago LGBTQ+ historic landmark.

Live at this years Market Days are Trixie Mattel, Todrick Hall, Greyson Chance, starring Ultra Naté & Angelica Ross ft. Mila Jam on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage.

On the Nissan Partners of Progress Stage is Lisa Lisa, Jody Watley, CeCe Peniston, Steve Grand, Inaya Day and Ty Herndon.

International Djs include Alex Acosta, Nina Flowers, Danny Verde, Joe Pacheco Music, Dj Cindel, DJ Deanne, Dj Alexander, Marti Frieson, they will be on the Dance Stage.

Also performing are Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press, Boy Band Review, Catfight, JC Brooks Band, Queen Explosion, Chicago Tribute Band, Hello Weekend, The Gingers, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, Too Much Molly & Triple Trouble, To The 9’s, Lynne Jordan & the Shivers, Jacob Bjorge,

Rosie & The Rivets, Sam Fazio Music, The Flat Cats, Peach Presents, Back Lot Bash, Meghan Murphy Entertainer/Vocalist, Julio Gomez and DJ Laura Bee

On the Community Pride artists stage are Jade The Ivy, KaJahn Ari,- Rent Preview / Possibilities Theatre Company, Olivia Love, Pinion, Richard Streetman Live w/ Jason Fein, The Terms, Scott Free, Congress of Starlings, Tyler Hall and Via Rosa

Admission to Market Days is a $15 Suggested Donation, all ages are welcome, any donations make Market Days possible, support local nonprofits, and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL

Hours: Friday, August 6th: 5pm- 10pm, Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8th: 11am-10pm

Public Transportation: A short walk away from the CTA Belmont Red/ Brown/Purple Line Station or the CTA Addison Red Line Station

Weather: Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances

Security: No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected. No coolers or outside beverages. Keep cell phones & valuables out of reach. Exit festival via Main Gates at Belmont or Addison.