Betty Who performs Market Days 2018, Aug. 12

Wed. August 1, 2018 6:00 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

Market Days 2018, Sat., Aug. 11 and Sun., Aug. 12 in Boystown

Jessica Newham, better known as Betty Who, is beyond excited perform Market Days on Aug. 12.

"It's going to be lit," she told ChicagoPride.com.

The 26-year-old Australia-born, Michigan-bred pop star has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community, having performed Pride festivals around the country and lent her voice to fundraising efforts by the Trevor Project and GLAAD.

In 2013, Who's infectious single "Somebody Loves You" was used in a viral same-sex marriage proposal video at a Salt Lake City Home Depot. The song hit the top of Billboard's Dance/Club chart and has since become a gay wedding staple. And recently, Netflix asked Who to remix "All Things," the theme song to the second season of Queer Eye.

Standing 6'2", Who has never been a traditional pop star and she credits the LGTBQ community with kickstarting her career, which began with the RCA Records releases The Movement and The Valley, and got its own reboot with the independent EP Betty, Pt. 1 released on June 15.

Betty Who performs the Addison Bud Light North Stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. The 37th annual Northalsted Market Days, which is organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance, runs Aug. 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Halsted Street between Belmont and Addison. A $10 suggested donation is recommended.

Related: Market Days 2018 brings bevy of entertainment to Boystown (FULL SCHEDULE)

Interview: Betty Who (performing Market Days 2018, Aug. 12) 

 

 

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