Chicago Pride Fest returns this weekend - full entertainment line-up

Thu. June 16, 2022 9:53 AM by News Staff

alaska thunderf*ck headlines chicago pride fest, june 19

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Chicago Pride Fest returns this weekend to the Northalsted neighborhood, commonly referred to as “Boystown.” The legendary street festival was canceled in 2020 and moved to October in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

After a two-year hiatus, organizers are ready for the festival's traditional return to Pride Month.

“I'm excited that our community will gather again this year in June as we have historically, with heightened appreciation of togetherness and resilience in celebration of the rights we have secured and motivated to ensure that we retain them into the future,” said Northalsted Vice-President and lead event organizer Mark Liberson.

Alaska Thunderf*ck, Dorian Electra, CupcakKe, Eurovision winner Netta, The Aces, and “Queen of the Universe” winner Grag Queen are among this year's headliners.

The lineup also features Inaya Day, Mila Jam, Madison Rose, Sixteen Candles, Boy Band Review, KIYOMI, Queen Explosion, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, and more.

Three stages of live music and performers, Sunday “Peach Presents” produced stage, 150+ vendors, and the Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie, round out the weekend's attractions.

A $15 suggested donation at entry helps pay performers, event workers, and funds community programs. Generous public donations paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks: 14 rainbow-paved neighborhood intersections make up the longest installation of its kind in the world. 

Chicago Pride Fest is June 18 and 19, the weekend before the 2022 Chicago Pride Parade.

2022 Chicago Pride Fest Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, June 18

North Stage at Halsted & Grace

12:00 PM DJ Laura B

1:00 PM Drag Show

2:00 PM Netta

3:00 PM Drag Show

4:30 PM Inaya Day

5:15 PM Drag Show

6:00 PM Servin' Fysh Dance Co.

7:00 PM Queen Explosion

8:45 PM The Aces

Waveland Dance Stage at Halsted & Waveland

1:00 PM Miss Toto

2:30 PM Blu 9

4:00 PM Rae Chardonnay

5:30 PM Spencer Huff

7:00 PM VJ Bryan

8:30 PM DJ Metro

South Stage at Halsted & Addison

12:45 PM Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

1:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

2:00 PM Bev Rage & The Drinks

3:30 PM Firebrand

4:30 PM Boy Band Review

6:15 PM Too Much Molly Band

8:15 PM Sixteen Candles

Sunday, June 19

North Stage at Halsted & Grace

12:00 PM Register for 12:30 Pet Parade

1:00 PM Drag Show

2:30 PM Alaska Thunderf*ck

3:30 PM Drag Show

4:30 PM Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

6:00 PM DJ Laura B

6:30 PM Mila Jam

7:00 PM Drag Show

7:15 PM Grag Queen

8:00 PM Madison Rose

8:45 PM Dorian Electra

Waveland Dance Stage at Halsted & Waveland

1:00 PM Howie Doin

3:30 PM Matt Suave

5:00 PM Miss DJ Meg

6:30 PM Dan Slater

8:00 PM DJ Vlad

Planet Peach South Stage at Halsted & Addison

12:30 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

1:00 PM Miss Foozie's Pet Parade Awards

1:30 PM KidRiot

2:00 PM Connie

2:35 PM Thair

3:30 PM Fiat Lux

4:00 PM Cupcakke

4:45 PM Mo Mami

5:30 PM Mister Wallace & Friends

6:00 PM Cut-Cuz

6:45 PM Church of Zola

7:45 PM Dyllón Burnside

8:15 PM Sky Jetta

8:45 PM The Vixen Presents Black Girl Magic

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