Midsommarfest celebrates 50th anniversary this weekend

Sat. June 13, 2015 9:51 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

andersonville midsommarfest, 2014

photo credit // eamon sexton

Andersonville's Midsommarfest continues through the weekend

Chicago, IL - Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest summer street festivals, returns to Andersonville for its 50th year this weekend, bringing with it two days of music and shopping, food and drink.

The fun kicked off Friday night and continues on Saturday and Sunday with four stages featuring Chicago headliners, along with some of the city's most fun cover bands. Festival headliners include 16 Candles, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Final Say, ABBA Salute, Cat Fight, 7th Heaven, Get Up With The Get Downs, The Joans, Pieptone!, The Handcuffs, The Opposition Party, Laura Doherty, and many more.

Two dozen food vendors offer international fare and festival favorites; over 80 local artists and vendors will be displaying their unique wares.

Midsommarfest, which is expected to draw over 50,000 people to the North Side neighborhood, runs from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday along Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa. Admission to the event is a $10 suggested donation, with proceeds benefiting the work of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

Sat. June 13

North Stage (Clark & Catalpa)

The Shades 11 am

Panda Riot 12:30 pm

Windy City Cowboys 1:30 pm

The Casual Ties 2 pm

Chicago Spirit Brigade 3 pm

The Lucky Dutch 3:30 pm

The Congregation 5:30 pm

JC Brooks & Uptown Sound 8 pm

FHD (Clark & Balmoral)

Cody Copeland 12:30 pm

Katie Todd Band 2 pm

Bleach Party 3:30 pm

The Joans (feat. The Revelettes) 5 pm

The Handcuffs 6:30 pm

Center Stage (Clark & Berwyn)

Mister E. Machine 11 am

Dahlia Revolt 12:30 pm

Chicago Spirit Brigade 1:30 pm

Vic and Gab 2 pm

Windy City Cowboys 3 pm

Hank & Cupcakes 3:30 pm

Little Queens 5 pm

Catfight 7 pm

South Stage (Clark & Foster)

Hodie Snitch 2 pm

Hairbangers Ball 4 pm

7th Heaven 6 pm

ABBA Salute 8 pm

Sun. June 14

North Stage (Clark & Catalpa)

Wild Skies 11 am

Al Rose 12:30 pm

Cardinal Harbor 2 pm

Chicago Spirit Brigade 3 pm

Honey Hole Johnson 3:30 pm

Willy Dynomite 5 pm

Meet Miss A-ville contest 6 pm

16 Candles 7 pm

FHD (Clark & Balmoral)

Pieptone (feat. The Revelettes) Noon

Mutts 1:15 pm

Amazing Heeby Jeebies 2:30 pm

Revomatics 4 pm

Flesh Panthers 5:30 pm

Canasta 7 pm

Center Stage (Clark & Berwyn)

Deliverance Singers 11 am

Chicago Spirit Brigade 1 pm

St. Bottleneck 1:30 pm

ROTC 2:30 pm

The Opposition Party 3 pm

Yacht Rockets 5 pm

Maggie Speaks 7 pm

South Stage (Clark & Foster)

Late Night FM 2 pm

New Invaders 4 pm

Get Up with the Get Down 6 pm

Mama Digdown's Brass Band 8 pm