Market Days continues Sunday in Boystown

Sun. August 13, 2017 8:44 AM by News Staff

miss foozie at market days

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Miss Foozie greeted crowds at the booth

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 festival opened Saturday to picture perfect weather, which is expected to continue again Sunday. The National Weather Service is calling for sunny to partly sunny skies and comfortable high temperatures between 74 and 78 degrees.

"Pretty much nice weather for the whole weekend," said Gino Izzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

Organizers expect nearly 300,000 people from around the world will visit the festival before it closes Sunday night.

Chicago-area native Steve Grand delivered a powerful performance to a full crowd on Saturday afternoon.

"I was taken aback by how many people were out there to see my show," he told "It's nice to see, as an artist, being supported by your home city like that."

'Queen of Bounce' Big Freedia, 10,000 Maniacs, plus the the cello and vocal duo Branden & James are scheduled to perform on Sunday. Also in the mix are newcomers and Chicago mainstays – like 16 Candles and Catfight – all split between five entertainment stages.

The 36th annual Northalsted Market Days festival, presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, takes place on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event runs down Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance. is a proud media sponsor. 

Northalsted Market Days - Sunday, Aug. 13

Bud Light North Stage (at Addison)

3:15 - 4:00PM       Big Freedia

6:15 - 7:55PM              Rod Tuffcurls

8:35 - 9:55PM              Purple Xperience

Hydrate Dance Stage (at Cornelia)

12:00 - 5:30PM     DJ Laura B

5:30 - 7:30PM      DJ Alex Acosta

7:30 - 10:00PM     DJ Ralphi Rosario

Nissan's Celebrate Equality Stage (at Roscoe)

1:15 - 2:00PM        Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

2:15 - 3:30PM       Don't Speak

4:00 - 5:15PM       JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

6:00 - 7:20PM               10,000 Maniacs

7:50 - 9:50PM        16 Candles

Capital One Jazz Stage (at Aldine)

1:30 - 3:00PM               The Winchester Sound

3:30 - 5:00PM               The Flat cats

6:15 - 7:30PM       Branden & James

Bud Light South Stage (at Belmont)

1:30 - 2:30PM              Girl Power Night

3:15 - 4:00PM              Cece Peniston

4:15 - 5:00PM              Frenchie Davis

6:00 - 7:30PM              Boy Band Review

8:15 - 9:45PM       Catfight

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