NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS.
About Market Days.
Chicago Live Music Street Festival. Get event information, performer schedules, location, events, sponsors & vendors.
AUGUST 6-8, 2021
The 39th Northalsted Market Days® is a weekend long live music street festival celebrating community in Chicago’s landmark Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long festival features all-day lineups of live music on 6 stages, 250+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJ’s and dancing, sponsor booths, and more!
Estimated attendance exceeds 100,000 people from near and far, representing all colors of the rainbow! Market Days is ranked in the top 10 Chicago festivals by BizBash.
Founded in 1982, the celebration now spans from Belmont to Addison on North Halsted St. in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood – America’s first recognized gay village and a Chicago LGBTQ+ historic landmark.
Northalsted Market Days is easily accessed via the CTA Red Line Addison station at Wrigley Field, CTA Red/Brown/Purple Lines at Belmont, multiple bus lines, and rideshare car/cab services to hotels and other lodging.
01 Event Information
Admission: $15 Suggested Donation – All Ages – Donations make Market Days possible, support local non-profits, and fund community projects like the Chicago Pride Crosswalks.
Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL
Hours: Friday, August 6th: 5pm-10pm, Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8th: 11am – 10pm
Public Transportation: A short walk away from the CTA Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line Station or the CTA Addison Red Line Station
Weather: Open rain or shine, please be advised that severe conditions may delay or cancel performances
Security: No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages. Keep cell phones & valuables out of reach. Exit festival via Main Gates at Belmont or Addison.
COVID: All attendees should be vaccinated or wear a mask. There is a Free COVID rapid testing tent at the Belmont & Addison entry gates and also a Vaccination center at Halsted & Aldine, both provided by Northshore Clinical Labs. Some businesses on the street are requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
02 Street Closure & Parking Information
Halsted St between Belmont Ave and Addison St will close to vehicular traffic at 5am on Fri, Aug 6 and reopen on Mon, Aug 9 at 5am.
Street Closures & Parking restrictions will be enforced Fri, Aug 6 at 5am through Mon, Aug 9 at 5am along the following streets (except otherwise noted)
3200 to 3600 N Halsted
720 to 758 W Melrose
732 to 850 W Aldine
720 to 820 W Buckingham
725 to 825 W Roscoe
800 to 840 W Newport
732 to 820 W Cornelia
743 to 754 W Brompton (Curblane Closure Only)
All vehicles in the designated areas will be ticketed and towed. Questions regarding street re-routes call 773-868-3010
03 Hotels and Transportation
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Due to heavy vehicle traffic, we recommend public transportation. You may research hotels near the CTA Red, Brown and Purple Line Stations. The event is 2 blocks from the Belmont station on these trains.
Ride services Uber, Lyft, and taxicabs are also available and Chicago has Divvy bikes for rental. Please note that Ride Share pickup and drop-off zone is located at the Southeast corner of Addison & Halsted.
04 Information / First Aid / Lost & Found
Prior to the festival date, contact [email protected] for general questions.
Information / First Aid Station / Lost & Found will be at the festival Command Center (at Halsted & Newport).
For lost and found after the festival please contact Chicago Special Events Management at (773) 868-3010.
|5:00 – 7:00 PM||Supes Base w/ Jillian X|
|7:00 – 8:00 PM||The Cabaret|
|8:00 – 10:00 PM||Futurehood Takeover|
Chicago Sound Stage
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Supes Base|
|1:00 – 2:00 PM||DJ All the Way Kay
Swish v. LiftyBoi TUG OF WAR
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Evie the Cool|
|3:00 – 4:00 PM||The Church of Zolita|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||smallworld Takeover|
|5:30 – 6:30 PM||DJ Zel
|6:30 – 7:30 PM||Chess Knight|
|7:30 – 8:30 PM||Supes Base
Bambi-Banks-Coulee’s Soul Train
|8:30 – 10:00 PM||Ariel Zetina|
Bud Light Seltzer Stage
|2:00 – 2:45 PM||Todrick Hall|
|5:00 – 5:45 PM||The FIERCE Project: Ultra Naté & Angelica Ross ft. Mila Jam|
|6:30 – 7:30 PM||Out at Wrigley Finals|
|8:45 – 9:45 PM||Trixie Mattel|
Back Lot Bash
|12:00 – 2:00 PM||3 Martini Jeannie|
|2:00 – 4:00 PM||Karaoke w/ Wendy Hayne|
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||DJ Little Lisa|
|5:30 – 7:00 PM||TRQPiTECA|
|7:00 – 8:30 PM||Cristy Lawrence|
|8:30 – 10:00 PM||DJ Mary Mac|