Believe it or not - summer is almost over! Northalsted Market Days is almost upon us, and to me that marks the beginning of the end of summer.
Northalsted Market Days IS the Midwest's largest street festival with an expected attendance of more than 300,000 people (that's just a few hundred thousand less than our Pride Parade). To me, Market Days is really our "Gay Pride" weekend as it spreads the fun out over two days, this year August 13-14th.
North Halsted will be blocked off from Belmont to Addison and the streets will be filled with food, booze, vendors and all kinds of Bacchanalia fun as folks try to get in "one last festival" before summer runs out.
This year there will be plenty of Stars on hand for entertainment including: Darren Criss from Glee, Gloria Gaynor, Lisa Lisa and the one I'm most excited about....Prince Poppycock plus a whole bunch of other acts to keep you entertained!
|Check out the lineup for the 2011 Northalsted Market Days®! Click on an artist to learn more about our performers.
|Saturday, August 13||Sunday, August 14|
|North Stage||North Stage|
|1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||Everelle
||1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.||Frenchie Davis|
|3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||Maxine Nightingale||3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||The Cover Girls|
|4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.||Darren Criss||4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.||Lisa Lisa|
|7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.||Prince Poppycock||6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet|
|8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.||Shiny Toy Guns||8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.||Gloria Gaynor|
|Roscoe Stage||Roscoe Stage|
|12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Ordinary Outcast||12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||The Locals|
|2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||Art vs Science||2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||The Personnel|
|4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.||Abba Salute||3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.||Journey Unauthorized|
|6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Eric Himan||5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Expose|
|8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.||16 Candles||6:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.||Reina|
|7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.||Hairbangers Ball|
|Belmont Stage||Belmont Stage|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Ronnie Nyles and Tallulah Who
||12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||Plain Ole Delicious|
|2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Linda Clifford||2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Rod Tuffcurls & The Benchpress|
|3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.||Chicago Spirit Brigade||TBA||Windy City Cowboys|
|4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Manila Luzon||4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Chicago Spirit Brigade|
|5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.||Dot Dot Dot||4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.||Libido Funk Circus|
|8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.||Rock Candy
||6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.||ROTC|
|7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.||7th Heaven|
|Jazz Stage||Jazz Stage|
|2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Lil Ricki and the Licorice Sticks||2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.||BMR4|
|6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.||Done Deal||6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.||The Flat Cats|
Check the site for full details....and I'll see you at Market Days!