Market Days adds all-new dance party featuring popular Northalsted DJs

Fri. August 4, 2023 8:34 AM by News Staff

barker performs the aldine stage on saturday, aug. 12

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The all-new Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party at North Halsted St. and Aldine

Northalsted Market Days returns August 12-13, promising an electrifying summer weekend of music, food, shopping and entertainment. 

This year, organizers announced the addition of the Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party at Aldine, where seven popular Northalsted destinations will be showcasing their DJ party events along with drag performers and hosts.

Each day will start with an invigorating 45 minute Total Body Workout at noon, hosted by Orangetheory Fitness on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Crosstown Fitness on Sunday, Aug. 13. 

Those interested in participating can register for free at

The all-new dance party at Aldine is in addition to ViiV Healthcare Hydrate Stage at Cornelia Avenue, which has become well-known for its energetic circuit party vibe. 

Again this year, Hydrate Nightclub is presenting a lineup of top DJs from around the world: Danny Verde, Jesus Montanez, Joe Pacheco, Jace M, Sam Gee, plus Draglicious performances, gogo dancers, and a special guest DJ to close Sunday night.

“The diversity and energy of Chicago parties really stands out to me. Every time I’ve been (to the city), it feels like everybody is positive, open and ready to have a good time,” Gee told “I am very excited to be playing at Market Days; I know how much fun it is.”

Related: Market Days Weekend events and parties

Now in its 41s year, the 1/2 mile long festival features 5 stages and over 50 international and locally renowned performers. Top acts this year on the Nutrl Vodka Seltzer Stage at Addison include Betty Who, Shea Coulee, DRAMA & Pussy Riot.

Organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance, Northalsted Market Days runs Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. along N. Halsted St. from Addison St. south to Belmont Ave.

A $20 suggested donation is recommended. Donations support local nonprofits and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks. A $50 VIP Pass with express entry is available for purchase at

The Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party Lineup and presenting partners:


12:00 - Total Body Workout (Orangetheory Fitness)

1:00 - Barker 

2:00 - Rated X with DJ Virago (Splash Chicago)

4:00 - Now That’s What I Call Fridays with Chomper (Hydrate)

6:00 - Lights Off And Dance with Ryan Willing (Cell Block)

8:00-  DJ Bryan (Sidetrack)


12:00 - Total Body Workout (Crosstown Fitness)

1:00 - Miss Toto

2:00 - In The Groove with Boy Alberto & Pop Up Performances (Replay Lakeview)

4:00 - Candyland with Matt Suave (DS Tequila)

6:00 - Snatched with Darryl Garcon & O’Laysia (Progress Bar)

8:00 - DJ Ed Wood (Luxuria Productions)

More info at