Todrick Hall, MAX, and Betty Who among entertainers for Market Days, Aug. 11-12

Thu. July 19, 2018 2:52 PM by News Staff

todrick hall to headline 2018 market day, aug. 11

Market Days 2018 entertainment line-up released

Chicago, IL - A diverse lineup of entertainers are pegged to take the stages at Market Days 2018 as organizers release the entertainment line-up for the popular two-day street festival in Boystown this August.

The Northalsted Business Alliance released an early line-up to in May, detailing the slew of performers scheduled for the four different entertainment stages.

Multi-faceted entertainer Todrick Hall graces the stage as part of his Forbidden tour on Saturday, Aug. 11, while Betty Who brings the beat on Sunday, Aug. 12 with her power pop. MAX, of gold single "Lights Down Low" fame closes out the festival on Sunday night.

"The LGBTQ community is where I feel the most at home," Who told in June before an exclusive Pride event at the AT&T Michigan Avenue flagship store.

"It's going to be lit," she said of her upcoming Market Days appearance.

Related: Betty Who on her new music, connection to the LGBTQ community and Market Days

Additional acts include out country singer Ty Herndon, Kristine W., Ultra Nate, and Kimberly Locke, as well as, Chicago mainstays – like 16 Candles, Catfight, and Rod Tuffcurls – all split between two days and four stages.

"We can't wait to welcome our neighbors and visitors alike to celebrate summer in Boystown," said Northalsted Business Alliance Executive Director Chad Honeycutt.

The annual Northalsted Market Days festival takes place on Aug. 11-12 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.

Related: Ty Herndon brings message of acceptance and his country sound to Market Days


Saturday, Aug 11

Addison Bud Light North Stage

1:30-3:30 p.m. - Drag show

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Todrick Hall

3:30-4:15 p.m. - Trenyce

5-6:30 p.m. - Cat Fight

7-7:45 p.m. - Kimberly Locke

7:50-8:35 p.m. - Ultra Nate

8:40-9:25 p.m. - Martha Wash

Hydrate Stage

11:30 a.m. - DJ Laura Bee

1 p.m. - Drag show

4 p.m. - DJ Laura Bee

5:30 p.m. - DJ Cajjmere Wray

7:30 p.m. - DJ Oscar Velazquez

Roscoe Stage

1:15-2:30 p.m. - Hello Weekend

3:15-4:30 p.m. - Girl Power Night

5-5:45 p.m. - DJ

5:45-6:25 p.m. - Crystal Waters

6:25-7 p.m. - DJ

7-7:45 p.m. - Ty Herndon

8:20-9:45 p.m. - Hank & Cupcake

Aldine Jazz Stage

1:30-3 p.m. - Sam Fazio Quartet

3:30 p.m. - Lakeside Pride Strayhorns

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Feathered Beaus

Sunday, Aug. 12

Addison Bud Light North Stage

1-2 p.m. - DJ

2-2:45 p.m. - Betty Who

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Sushi Roll

4:45-6:15 p.m. - DJ

6:15-7 p.m. - Expose

7-9 p.m. - DJ

9-9:55 p.m. - MAX

Hydrate Stage

11:30 a.m. - DJ Laura Bee

12:30 p.m. - Drag show

3:30 p.m. - DJ Guy Scheiman

5:30 p.m. - DJ Toy Armada

7:30 p.m. - DJ Tom Stephan

Roscoe Stage

1-1:45 p.m. - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

2:15-3:45 p.m. - Boy Band Review

4:15-5 p.m. - Kristine W.

5:15-7:15 p.m. - Rod Tuffcurls

7:45-9:45 p.m. - 16 Candles

Aldine Jazz Stage

1:30-3 p.m. - BMR4

3:30-5 p.m. - Joe Policastro Trio

5:30-7:30 p.m. - The Flat Cats