Market Days to Feature Plenty of Diversity, Aug 9-10

Wed. July 9, 2008 12:00 AM

market days 2007

photo credit // dave ouano

27th annual Northhalsted Market Days! August 9-10

Chicago, IL - Non-stop music, an eclectic mix of 400+ vendors, people-watching without peer, and diversity galore are all guaranteed to be in the mix at the 27th annual Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day outdoor street festival in the Midwest. Dates are Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10, on Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison.

Among those scheduled to perform are: original "Dreamgirl" Jennifer Holliday…quirky Milwaukee rockers Dropmore Scarlet… high-octane Los Angeles rock theater band Powder… '80s/'90s dance faves Expose… Los Angeles singer-songwriter Ferras… Pink Floyd tribute band Think Floyd… acclaimed singer/songwriter Eric Himan… Chicago's own Dot Dot Dot… all-girl rockers Catfight… and a bevy of Jazz Oasis stage acts offering respite from the street energy.

Sponsored by the Northalsted Area Merchants Association, Market Days will feature 30-plus entertainment acts on four stages and a wildly diverse offering of food, arts/crafts and other vendors lining four blocks of North Halsted.

Hours are 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. each day. Suggested gate donation is $5.

2008 Northalsted Market Days, August 9-10
Stage Schedule as of July 9

Saturday, August 9

Noon Yvonne Doll & The Locals
2:00 p.m. Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:00 and 4:15 p.m. Kimi Hayes Band
6:00 p.m. Dot Dot Dot
8:00 p.m. Powder
Sunday, August 10
Noon and 1:30 p.m. Pulsation Band
3:00 p.m. ROTC (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps)
4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Dropmore Scarlet
7:30 p.m. Catfight

Saturday, August 9

Noon Alicia Wiley
2:00 p.m. Carey Ott
4:00 p.m. Hey Champ
6:00 p.m. Ellen Miller
8:00 p.m. Expose
Sunday, August 10
Noon Tamara Bedricky
2:00 p.m. Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
3:00 p.m. Heavy Manners
4:45 p.m. ROTC (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps)
5:30 p.m. Ferras
8:00 p.m. Think Floyd

Saturday, August 9

Noon Spyder Monkey
1:30 p.m. The Trash Martinis
3:30 p.m. Dylan Rice
6:00 p.m. Devin & The Straights
8:30 p.m. Eric Himan
Sunday, August 10
Noon Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
1:30 p.m. Dime Store String Band
2:35 p.m. Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:00 p.m. Everelle
5:00 p.m. 16 Candles
7:00 p.m. Linda Clifford
9:00 p.m. Jennifer Holliday

JAZZ OASIS (At Buckingham)
Saturday, August 9

Noon Lakeside Pride Jazz
2:30 p.m. Soulio
5:30 p.m. Gayle & Nick Bisesi
Sunday, August 9
Noon Clark Street Band
2:30 p.m. BMR4
5:00 p.m. Matt Pinozzotto Guitar Trio

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Related: Market Days Photos
Saturday, August 11, 2007 - by Dave Ouano
Sunday, August 12, 2007 - by Dave Ouano