Andersonville Homecoming announced for Sep. 24-26

Sun. August 29, 2021 10:19 AM by Gerald Farinas

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Vendor applications are still being accepted

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce announced it is hosting an early autumn street festival from September 24 to 26 along its N. Clark St. corridor. The event runs 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

It will have the same flair as the annual Midsommarfest.

Patrons are invited to check out local businesses throughout Andersonville, shop at vendor booths, and enjoy a variety of foods and drink.

"Suggested donation is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce," organizers said.

Andersonville Homecoming will feature two stages located at W. Catalpa Ave. (main stage) and W. Rascher Ave.

Pandemic measures

"To protect all involved, we are encouraging all attendees to be fully vaccinated within 48 hours of this year's festival," the chamber of commerce said. "We all need to look out for each other and this special community."

Friday kick-off

The weekend will kick off with host Molly Callinan of all-girl cover band CATFIGHT, followed by main stage performances from New Orleans brass band High-Hat Second Line and Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute Tribute Band.

The opening night headliner will be Roy Kinsey, a self-identified Black queer rapper who also happens to be a librarian with Chicago Public Libraries.


Saturday's performances include rock and roll duo White Mystery, queer garage-pop band Bev Rage and the Drinks, Gus Giordano Dance School, and jazz and pop vocalist Sam Fazio.

The Saturday night headliner will be singer-songwriter Renee Goust. She has a history of blending Mexican music stylings with queer and immigrant social justice themes.


Sunday's performances include 80's pop cover band perennial favorite Sixteen Candles

They will be followed by Lowdown Brass Band, CATFIGHT, art rock band Moritat, alternative pop-rock vocalist Mel Senese, and the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus.

Finishing touches

For families with children (or not), there will be a Draq Queen Story Time featuring Alexis Bevels, an original winner of Camp Wannakiki, and music by Laura Doherty.

"Family friendly activities will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a pet parade and face painting, all while appreciating a beautiful September weekend," organizers said.

Musical acts Lynne Jordan and the Shivers, Justice Hill, and dance band The Heartbeats, round out entertainment.

There will be nightly digital street projections curated by Trey Elder and Quiet Pterodactyl featuring DJs Sadie Woods, Redux DJ's, and Ariel Zatina.

More info

Specific performance times will be posted on the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce event website.