Non-stop music, an eclectic mix of over 400 vendors and diversity galore are all guaranteed to be in the mix at the 28th annual Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day outdoor street festival in the Midwest, happening this Saturday and Sunday on Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison.
Among the performers on Market Days' four music stages will be R&B icons En Vogue, Jody Watley, Kristine W, Cece Peniston and Kathy Sledge at the new "VIP Stage" near Addison. Among the more than 40 acts set to appear on stages at Belmont and Roscoe are disco legends The Village People, Eric Himan, Linda Clifford, Dot Dot Dot, Levi Kreis, Jason Antone
and 16 Candles.
"I'm looking forward to performing at Market Days this weekend," Kreis told ChicagoPride.com. "I'm flying in my amazing band from LA and I cannot wait to share my new album ['Where I Belong
'] with the fans live on stage. See you there!"
New this year is VIP access where festival goers can get closer to the action and their favorite performers, including headliners En Vogue, Berlin and Jody Watley.
The Horseshoe Casino VIP stage is the only stage at the festival offering VIP wristband access, and due to the placement and structure of the stage, non-VIP areas offer partially obstructed viewing of this particular stage.
Two levels of access are available for each day of the festival: $30 per day gives you access to back of house (second tier access) and one beverage; and $50 per day offers front of house (closest to the stage) and two beverages.
Wristbands are also available for purchase at The Gourmet Grape
, 3530 N. Halsted; Gay Mart, 3457 N. Halsted; I.D. Chicago, 3337 N. Halsted; The Leigh Gallery
, 3306 N. Halsted; and Shel-Don's, 3922 N. Broadway.
Another big draw of Market Days are the 400 food and unique arts & craft vendors. From the tried and true to the zany and unique, the artisans (as well as food offerings) at the fest promise something for every taste!Market Days Entertainment ScheduleLOGO Belmont Stage Entertainment presented by Comcast
12:15pm - Kimi Hayes
2:00pm - The Handcuffs
3:00pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:30pm - My Dear Disco
4:45pm - LOGO Lip Sync Contest
5:15pm - Dot Dot Dot
7:45pm - Rock Candy
12:30pm - Suzy Brack & The New Jack Lords
2:00pm - BPM
3:00pm - Windy City Cowboys
3:30pm - Hag
4:45pm - Chicago Spirit Brigade
5:15pm - Candye Kane
7:00pm - Cat FightHorseshoe Casino VIP Stage at Addison Entertainment
3:30pm - Syesha Mercado
5:20pm - Lucas Prata
7:00pm - Kristine W
9:00pm - En Vogue
3:30pm - CeCe Peniston
4:30pm - Kathy Sledge
6:30pm - Berlin
8:30pm - Jody WatleyRoscoe Stage Entertainment
Noon - Everelle
1:15pm - Jason Antone
2:00pm - Brian Kent
2:45pm - Kelly King
4:15pm - Levi Kreis
6:00pm - Eric Himan
8:00pm - 16 Candles
12:30pm - Project Ultra
2:15pm - The Hat Guys
5:00pm - Abba Band
6:45pm - Linda Clifford
8:30pm - Village PeopleThe Jazz Oasis
12:30 pm - The Flat Cats
3:00 pm - International Academy of Design and Technology Fashion Show
3:30 pm - Liz Mandeville & the Blues Points
5:45 pm - ROTC Squad
6:30 pm - Chicago Cabaret Project
12:30 pm - Petra
3:30 pm - Soulio
6:30 pm - BMR4
For more information visit www.chicagoevents.com