Cookiee Kawaii performs Chicago Pride Fest on Sunday, June 18

Tue. June 13, 2023 9:49 AM by News Staff

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

Vanice Palmer, also known as Cookiee Kawaii, performs the Peach Presents South Stage at Chicago Pride Fest on Sunday, June 18. 

Known within the underground Jersey club scene for her unique sound - a combination of club, R&B, and rap, she grew up in New Jersey with house DJs as parents.

She’s been recording music for over ten years. In 2019, she skyrocketed to global fame with her track “Vibe” and has continued to grow an audience ever since.

Now, with more than 1.4 million followers on TikTok and 2 million monthly listeners, Cookiee has released a new album titled Club Soda Vol. 3. 

Cookiee Kawaii performs the South Stage (Halsted & Addison) at 4:30 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