Andy Bell, David Cassidy and Lynda Carter among lineup as Market Days returns today

Sun. August 11, 2013 9:02 AM by News Staff

andy bell performs market days, sun. aug. 11 at 9

Northalsted Market Days continues Sunday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Chicago, IL - Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest's largest outdoor street fest, kicked off Saturday in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood. The two-day festival continues Sunday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

The annual event, now in its 32nd year, opened Saturday morning to sunshine and mild temperatures which continued throughout the day. A partly cloudy sky with a high near 79 degrees is forecast for Sunday by The Weather Channel.

Saturday's beautiful weather helped draw a potential record crowd to the annual festival. The Northalsted Business Alliance should have official attendance numbers by Monday, but the group said it expects more than 100,000 people will visit the festival before it closes Sunday night.

Music legend Andy Bell from Erasure will headline Sunday's entertainment, which includes pop icon David Cassidy, superhero Lynda Carter and local favorites 16 Candles.

Market Days lineup: Sunday, Aug. 11 

Andy Bell will perform at 9 p.m. on the North Stage. The beautiful and beloved Lynda Carter, Miss World USA 1972 and the iconic hero of the 70s DC Comics TV series Wonder Woman, performs on the Roscoe Stage at 5:30 p.m.

"Lynda is famously known as Wonder Woman," said event chair Jeff Durbin. "Many people don't know she is a very talented singer."

After Wonder Woman rides away in her invisible jet, David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith on The Partridge Family, performs at 6:45 p.m. on the North Stage.

"I am very thrilled that they invited me," Cassidy told

Sunday will also see performances by Kristine W., Shara Strand and Alexis Jordan.

Northalsted Market Days stretches six blocks along N. Halsted St. from Belmont Ave. to Addison St. There is a suggested $8 gate donation to benefit the Northalsted Business Alliance, which organizes the annual event.

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