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Northalsted Market Days®

Northalsted Market Days®

Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 8-9
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: N. Halsted Street, between Belmont and Addison | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Northalsted Business Alliance


The North Halsted area of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is one of the city's most popular year-round dining and nightlife destinations for both city residents and visitors. This popularity gets magnified during Northalsted Market Days® -- the Midwest's largest two-day street festival.

With more than 150,000 visitors from Chicagoland and far beyond, it's also one of the largest outdoor events in the country and draws a vibrant mix of gays and lesbians of all ages and backgrounds.

Market Days spans four city blocks and has 17 entrance gates. The event features three main music stages where more than 40 top-name local and national music acts perform.

Besides its reputation for the best live music and people-watching in Chicago, Market Days is also famous for its unique mix of nearly 300 food and arts and crafts vendors. In fact, vendors from across the country savor the opportunity to showcase and sell their wares to this unique, upscale crowd.

North Stage
Saturday
1:45pm - Blu Cantrell
3:30pm - Bonnie McKee
5:30pm - Jack & Jack
7:00pm - Xelle
8:30pm - En Vogue

Sunday
1:00pm - Aaron Carter
2:45pm - Sidewalk Chalk
5:00pm - Salt-N-Pepa
8:00pm - All-4-One

Roscoe Stage Entertainment
Saturday
1:00pm - Funkadesi
5:00pm - We are Nexus
5:40pm - Erika Jayne
6:30pm - Brynn Marie
9:00pm - Melanie Martinez

Sunday
1:30pm - Bright Light Bright Light
3:00pm - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus
3:45pm - Abba Salute
5:45pm - Catfight
8:00pm - Sixteen Candles

Belmont Stage Entertainment
Saturday
1:30pm - Thea Austin
4:30pm - David Hernandez
8:00pm - Sandy B

Sunday
2:00pm - Frenchie Davis
6:30pm - C+C Music Factory

Jazz Stage
Saturday
1:30pm - The Cabaret Project Presents: You Bette We Did!
3:45pm - The Flat Cats
6:00pm - The Cabaret Project Presents: Cher the Love

Sunday
1:30pm - The Cabaret Project Presents: Whiskey and Cherries
3:45pm - The Cabaret Project Presents: The Gay 90's
6:00pm - Amy & Freddy

How To Get There
Ride the CTA Red Line "L" to Addison or Brown Line to Belmont, exit and head east towards Halsted Street. For routes, directions and connections, call 312.836.7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com.

Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Crini McCarthy at 773-584-6615.

Exhibitors/Vendor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact Rosy Robinson or at 773.584.6642.

Music Bookings
Any bands or entertainers wishing to be considered for future bookings must submit the following information via email only. Please email us your website, your MySpace links, any other promotional links, a bio is also appreciated. If you are currently playing any Chicagoland venues or clubs, that's important information to include. Last but not least, give us a price range on the band. If you feel your act is especially suited for one specific event, tell us why you're a great fit for that event! Please email to Gehrig Peterson, our Music Director at GPeterson@chicagoevents.com.

Event Sponsors
Bud Light
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