Slayyyter performs Chicago Pride Fest on Sunday, June 18

Tue. June 13, 2023 9:52 AM by News Staff


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The 22nd annual Chicago Pride Fest, June 17 & 18

Slayyyter, known for her unmistakable brand of pop, takes the Chicago Pride Fest stage on Sunday, June 18.  

The 26-year-old bisexual songwriter makes empowering and adult-themed electronic pop music that turn heads.

Her debut album, ‘Troubled Paradise’, arrived back in June of 2021. Early singles such as “BFF,” alongside “Daddy AF” and “Mine,” snatched critical praise from Rolling Stone, NME, The FADER, V Magazine, Idolator, Paper Magazine, and more.

From St. Louis, Missouri, Slayyyter (real name Catherine) has developed an icon status, including the queer community. 

“I was always the girl that gravitated toward queer pop music,” the pop provocateur told Out magazine. “It's a very comfortable space to have my music be appreciated because it was the music I always loved. I was a little monster. It's a natural coming together.”

Her new track, “Out of Time”, is a stellar, self-assured pop spectacle. Take a listen here

Slayyyter performs the North Stage (Halsted & Grace) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18.

Organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance, Chicago Pride Fest runs Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on N. Halsted St. from Addison to Grace in Chicago's Proudest Neighborhood.

The two-day street festival takes place the weekend before the 53rd annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 25.

A $15 suggested donation is recommended. Donations support local nonprofits and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.

Chicago Pride Fest 2023 Schedule

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