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Market Days to Feature Plenty of Diversity, Aug 9-10

27th annual Northhalsted Market Days! August 9-10

Chicago, IL — Non-stop music, an eclectic mix of 400+ vendors, people-watching without peer, and diversity galore are all guaranteed to be in the mix at the 27th annual Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day outdoor street festival in the Midwest. Dates are Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10, on Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison.

Market Days 2007 :: dave ouano
Market Days 2007 
credit :: dave ouano
Among those scheduled to perform are: original "Dreamgirl" Jennifer Holliday…quirky Milwaukee rockers Dropmore Scarlet… high-octane Los Angeles rock theater band Powder… '80s/'90s dance faves Expose… Los Angeles singer-songwriter Ferras… Pink Floyd tribute band Think Floyd… acclaimed singer/songwriter Eric Himan… Chicago's own Dot Dot Dot… all-girl rockers Catfight… and a bevy of Jazz Oasis stage acts offering respite from the street energy. 

Sponsored by the Northalsted Area Merchants Association, Market Days will feature 30-plus entertainment acts on four stages and a wildly diverse offering of food, arts/crafts and other vendors lining four blocks of North Halsted.

Hours are 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. each day. Suggested gate donation is $5. 

2008 Northalsted Market Days, August 9-10
Stage Schedule as of July 9

BELMONT STAGE
Saturday, August 9

Noon Yvonne Doll & The Locals
2:00 p.m.  Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:00 and 4:15 p.m.  Kimi Hayes Band
6:00 p.m.  Dot Dot Dot
8:00 p.m.  Powder
Sunday, August 10
Noon and 1:30 p.m.  Pulsation Band
3:00 p.m.  ROTC (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps)
4:00 and 5:30 p.m.  Dropmore Scarlet
7:30 p.m.  Catfight

ROSCOE STAGE
Saturday, August 9

Noon Alicia Wiley
2:00 p.m.  Carey Ott
4:00 p.m.  Hey Champ
6:00 p.m.  Ellen Miller
8:00 p.m.  Expose
Sunday, August 10
Noon Tamara Bedricky
2:00 p.m.  Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
3:00 p.m.  Heavy Manners
4:45 p.m.  ROTC (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps)
5:30 p.m.  Ferras
8:00 p.m.  Think Floyd

ADDISON/BROMPTON STAGE
Saturday, August 9

Noon Spyder Monkey
1:30 p.m.  The Trash Martinis
3:30 p.m.  Dylan Rice
6:00 p.m.  Devin & The Straights
8:30 p.m.  Eric Himan
Sunday, August 10
Noon Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
1:30 p.m.  Dime Store String Band
2:35 p.m.  Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:00 p.m.  Everelle
5:00 p.m.  16 Candles
7:00 p.m.  Linda Clifford
9:00 p.m.  Jennifer Holliday

JAZZ OASIS (At Buckingham)
Saturday, August 9

Noon Lakeside Pride Jazz
2:30 p.m.  Soulio
5:30 p.m.  Gayle & Nick Bisesi
Sunday, August 9
Noon Clark Street Band
2:30 p.m.  BMR4
5:00 p.m.  Matt Pinozzotto Guitar Trio

For more information visit www.chicagoevents.com

Related: Market Days Photos
Saturday, August 11, 2007 - by Dave Ouano
Sunday, August 12, 2007 - by Dave Ouano
 
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BRINGING MY NEW BOYFRIEND TO THE FEST TIS YEAR. HE IS NEW TO THE GAY SCENE. A FATHER OF ONE BOY. HOPE HE HAS A GOOD TIME. SEE YOU ALL THERE. PAUL AND JAMES
Posted by CUTE2CHICAGO on Thu, 7/10/2008 8:21 AM
I MAY GO BUT IM HAVING SURGERY ON THE 8TH, ITS A MINOR PROCEDURE BUT IF IM WELL ENOUGH IMA GO BECAUSE IM SINGLE AND LOOKING FOR A NEW BEAU IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, IF YOURE INTERESTED PLEASE LEAVE ME A MESSAGE. LOVE ALL YALL!!!!
Posted by bi3123yahoocom on Fri, 7/11/2008 5:04 PM
Like Pride, I look forward to Market Days! My first year. :-)

What can I expect?
Posted by RyanOH on Tue, 7/15/2008 10:10 AM
It will be my first year too! I'm so excited, I've heard it's huge...and Expose!
Posted by ATLtwin on Tue, 7/15/2008 1:09 PM
I've hear in previous years its gotten more "straight" Are there still lots of gay and lesbian people that go?
Posted by J-Girl on Wed, 7/16/2008 8:26 AM
I look forward to Market Days as well - both days will be full of fun and eye candy.. Gotta LOVE Jennifer Holiday - I'll have the strength that weekend...
Posted by pokey72 on Sun, 7/20/2008 8:40 PM
J-Girl Market Days has always been a mixed crowd... but always gay friendly. It's perfect for people watching and a must-attend event.
Posted by BoystownNow on Mon, 7/21/2008 5:54 PM
Jennifer Holiday rocks!
Posted by One night only on Tue, 7/22/2008 8:44 AM
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