Market Days set to return Aug. 6-7, spectacular entertainment line-up announced

Tue. May 24, 2022 10:04 AM by News Staff

anastacia is among headliners for 2022 market days

Anastacia, Michaela Jaé & Matteo Lane Headline Northalsted Market Days 2022

With Chicago's busy street festival season getting underway following two years of pandemic cancellations, organizers today announced the 2022 Northalsted Market Days entertainment line-up.

“This year's festival is going to be amazing,” said lead organizer Mark Liberson. “We are looking forward to international travelers and people from across the US to return to our city and have an amazing line-up planned for them on August 6 and 7.”

Anastacia, Michaela Jaé (Golden Globe Best Actress Winner for playing Blanca Evangelista in POSE), Matteo Lane, Ginger Minj, Sammy Rae & The Friends, and Ada Vox we're announced as headliners.

Market Days, considered the city's largest street festival, is celebrating its 40th year and attendance is expected to approach 100,000 visitors from across the globe.

The event has become a much-anticipated summer bookend to the LGBTQ community's June Pride festivities, both produced by the Northalsted Business Alliance.

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Other top performers include Sixteen Candles, Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press, Jaimie Wilson, the Out at Wrigley Singing Contest Finals, Lynne Jordan and the Shivers, Meghan Murphy “Big Red” and more.

The DJ stage at Cornelia & Halsted, produced by Hydrate Nightclub, will feature international DJ/Producer Isis Muretech, Joe Gauthreaux, Dani Brasil, Isaac Escalante and more, with popular local drag performers in a high energy, outdoor dance club atmosphere.

The half-mile-long festival on North Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, will include a total of five music stages. The South stage at Halsted and Belmont has LGBTQ femme-oriented programming by Peach Presents (Saturday) and Back Lot Bash Presents (Sunday).

The Chicago Sound Stage will showcase breakthrough LGBTQ performers and a diverse mix of musical styles.

A $15 recommended donation for entry helps cover festival costs, supports local non-profits, and funds community programs. Generous public donations paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks; 14 rainbow paved intersections installed in 2019 make up the longest installation of its kind in the world.

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