Friday, June 10, 2022, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | view details and directions
Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the return of Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago’s oldest and most beloved summer street festivals. Now in its 56th year, the annual festival will be held June 10 – 12, 2022 along Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor.
For three nights and two days, this vibrant and diverse community will bring together over 75,000 people to celebrate a proud Swedish summer tradition with eclectic music, great vendors, food and free kids’ activities.
Midsommarfest kicks off Friday, June 10 from 5-10PM from Catalpa to Foster and continues Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 12-10PM. New this year, Friday night’s festivities will expand an additional three blocks from Catalpa all the way Foster, instead of ending at Summerdale as in previous years.
This year’s festival will feature more than 50 music and entertainment acts on five stages, kicking off Friday night with three stages: the North Stage at Clark & Catalpa, the Berwyn Stage and The Swedish Stage at Clark & Foster (sponsored by the Swedish American Museum), returning for the first time on Friday night since the Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Saturday and Sunday bring the addition of the Balmoral Pride Stage (sponsored by Replay Andersonville) and the Family Stage at Summerdale (sponsored by Rattleback Records).
The 2022 lineup includes: The Prince Experience, Sixteen Candles, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, and many more great acts!
Admission to the Midsommarfest is a $10 suggested donation. Proceeds from admission and beer sales benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, along with several local non-profit organizations including Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Care For Real, Friends of Andersonville, Friends of Chappel, local block clubs and others.
The event is produced by Star Events.
The Full Midsommarfest Entertainment Line-Up for Friday, June 10:
NORTH STAGE (at Catalpa)
5:00 pm Vinyl Palace
6:30 pm: DJ noDJ
8:30 pm: The Prince Experience
Opening night hosted by Molly Callinan and special guest State Representative Kelly Cassidy
SWEDISH STAGE (at Foster)
5:00 pm Moose the DJ
6:00 pm ABBA Karaoke
8:00 pm Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press
BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark)
5:00 pm Drag Queen Story Time with Merriam Lekowitz
6:00 pm Midsommar Sweeties (drag show)
8:00 pm DJ KidRiot
CENTER STAGE (at Berwyn)
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm An evening of performances featuring trans and gender non-conforming artists. Full line-up to be announced.
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Waldos Forever Fest is taking over Midsommarfest with a pop-up featuring live music, drag performances and other local artists.
For the full entertainment line-up, visit andersonville.org/events/
Location: Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor 60640