Northalsted Market Days, Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
Deborah Cox will be taking her talents to the Bud Light Stage this weekend, returning to Northalsted Market Days for the third time.
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is best known for her 1988 hit "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," but she has also notched six top-20 Billboard chart R&B singles, and an impressive thirteen number-one hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart, with her most recent Dance Club chart-topper, "Let the World Be Ours Tonight," released during Pride Month 2017.
Among her roles in both film and television over the past decade, she provided vocals for the made-for-television biographical film "Whitney," based on the life of Whitney Houston. Cox performed all of Houston's vocals in the film, including "I Will Always Love You", "I'm Your Baby Tonight", and "The Greatest Love of All."
Cox has been a consistent ally to the LGBT community throughout her career. In April 2019, she received the NGLCC-NBIC Icon Award and the Luminary Award from the University of The West Indies. In January 2015, she received the Out Music Pillar Award. In 2014, she received the California State Senate Award and in 2007, she received The Civil Rights Award from the New York Senate for her efforts in the fight for Human Rights and Equality.
"My passion is and always has been the LGBTQ youth -- the ones that have a hard time coming out, being bullied, that kind of thing," she wrote in a letter for Billboard. "Helping them get their point across and really be heard. Stopping the stigma, stopping the bullying, and raising awareness to the mainstream that being gay and being a lesbian -- it's not going anywhere. We must learn to live together."
Cox will perform on the Bud Light Stage at 4:45 p.m. this Saturday.
The 38th annual Northalsted Market Days takes place on Aug. 10-11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event runs down Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance.