Aaron Carter, K Rose and Wilson Phillips among lineup as Market Days opens today

Sat. August 10, 2013 8:17 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

wilson phillips headlines market days, sat. aug. 10 at 8:30

Chicagoans Branden James and Steve Grand to perform Saturday before Wilson Phillips

Chicago, IL - Thousands of people from across the country will converge on North Halsted St. this weekend for the 2013 Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day outdoor street festival in the Midwest, taking place Saturday, Aug. 10 - Sunday, Aug. 11.

The Northalsted Business Alliance expects more than 100,000 people will attend the annual festival, that will span six city blocks between Belmont Ave. and Addison St. along N. Halsted in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

Now in its 32nd year, Market Days features three entertainment stages and more than 40 musical acts and 400 food, arts and crafts vendors.

"We have another year of stellar entertainment," Northalsted Market Days chair Jeff Durbin told ChicagoPride.com. "Where else can you pay an $8.00 gate donation and see music legends like Wilson Phillips and Andy Bell from Erasure or TV and pop icons like David Cassidy and Kat Graham, plus America's Got Talent finalist, Branden James, superhero Lynda Carter or a dance diva like Kristine W, Kerli and K Rose. We truly have covered all the bases for Market Days 2013."

Market Days lineup: Saturday, Aug. 10 | Sunday, Aug. 11 

Saturday night, alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs and 90s girl vocal group Wilson Phillips will perform at the Roscoe and North Stages, respectively, at 8:30 p.m.

Performances by Chicagoans Branden James from NBC's America's Got Talent and out country star Steve Grand, whose video "All-American Boy" recently went viral, will precede Wilson Phillips on the North Stage at 8 p.m.

"I already have so many memories of Market Days," Grand told ChicagoPride.com. "I'm looking forward to making more this weekend."

Saturday will also see performances by teen pop star Aaron Carter (younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter) and 20-year-old singer-songwriter K Rose, who performed at this year's LA Pride.

Northalsted Market Days opens Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. and runs through 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11. (11 a.m. - 10 p.m. both days) There is a suggested $8 gate donation to benefit the Northalsted Business Alliance, which organizes the annual event.

Related interviews: Aaron Carter | Branden James | David Cassidy | Steve Grand