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NORTHALSTED MARKET DAYS.

About Market Days.

Chicago Live Music Street Festival. Get event information, performer schedules, location, events, sponsors & vendors.

AUGUST 6-7, 2022

The 40th 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 summer festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, DJs/dancing, and more!

Estimated attendance of 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.

NEW! Get your Market Days VIP PASS Express Entry Wristband

Two Days of faster IN & OUT Access at Belmont

General Information

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.

VIP PASS: Get your Express Entry Wristband

Location: Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison, Chicago IL

Hours: Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7th, 2022: 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: see below (#6).

Monkeypox: see below (#5)

02 Street Closure & Parking Information

Halsted St. from 3200 N to 3600 N will close to vehicular traffic at 11:00pm August 5.

Parking restrictions will be enforced along the following streets starting:

August 5, 9:00am

  • 732-820 W Cornelia St
  • 800-840 W Newport Ave
  • 725-825 W Roscoe St
  • 720-820 W Buckingham Pl
  • 800-832 W Aldine Ave

August 5, 11:00pm

  • 3200-3600 N Halsted St
  • 743-800 W Brompton Ave
  • 720-758 W Melrose St

Streets will reopen Monday August 8 at 6:00am.

All vehicles in the designated areas will be ticketed and towed. Questions regarding street re-routes call 773-868-3010

No access to Halsted Street surface parking lots or parking garages beginning: 11:00pm on Friday August 5.

03 Hotels and Transportation

The closest hotels and lodging will be found near the 60613 and 60657 zip codes. You may also check out options in 60640 and 60614,

Another option is airbnb.com.

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.

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.

05 Monkeypox Vaccination Information

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has announced a list of official community partners that residents can contact for the MPV vaccine. Not all will have available doses or appointments; many are now offering waitlists. Chicago will receive an increasing number of doses in the coming weeks.

To date, most Chicago cases have been identified in individuals that have experienced skin-to-lesion contact and/or sexual contact with men who have sex with men (MSM). The vaccine is not currently recommended for the general public, including (cis or trans) men who have sex with men without the additional criteria: having multiple or anonymous sex partners, sex at a social or sexual venue, or sex in exchange for money or goods within the last 14 days.

See MPV Vaccination Location Information – Also: CDPH Monkeypox facts

06 Security & Gate Locations

No large bags/backpacks allowed, all bags will be inspected prior to entry. No coolers or outside beverages.

ADVISORY: Crowded venues are experiencing incidents of pick pocketing of cell phones / wallets. Please use these tips:

  • Don’t place phone / wallet in REAR pocket / loose clothing
  • Don’t use shoulder bags / back packs that hang behind you in close quarters
  • DO use a front facing fanny pack or cross body / sling bag
  • DO use a zippered front pocket or deep front pocket
  • DO hand cover pocket areas in close quarters / crowded areas

There are 8 Gate Entry points to Market Days! Use these side street entrances for quicker entry:

  • Halsted & Cornelia (East)
  • Halsted & Newport (West)
  • Halsted & Roscoe (East, West)
  • Halsted & Aldine (West)
  • Halsted & Melrose

Also, the VIP PASS wristband is available for fastest IN & OUT access.

See SITE MAP (stages, schedule, bathrooms, medical / info, gates)

2022 Performers.

Schedule.

Bud Light Seltzer North Stage

Halsted & Brompton

2:00 PM Ada Vox
5:00 PM The Aces
8:10 PM Fleece
9:00 PM Sammy Rae & the Friends

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

Halsted & Roscoe

1:15 PM iPop
3:15 PM Lynne Jordan & the Shivers
4:20 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
4:45 PM Bitch
6:15 PM Too Much Molly Band
8:15 PM Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press

ViiV Healthcare Hydrate Stage

Halsted & Cornelia

1:00 PM Draglicious Revue
4:00 PM Mike Soriano
5:30 PM Isaac Escalante
7:30 PM Isis Muretech

Chicago Sound Stage

Halsted & Aldine

1:00 PM Sam Fazio
2:30 PM Cocktails & Cabernet and Friends
4:00 PM Richard Streetman & Jason Fein
5:30 PM 3 Martini Jeannie
7:30 PM Meghan Murphy “Big Red”

Cuervo Tradicional Stage

Peach Presents PLANET PEACH: THE INVASION
Halsted & Belmont

12:00 PM Peach Presents: Supes Base + Chess Knight
2:00 PM SMALL WORLD COLLECTIVE INVASION
4:00 PM LA INVASION: HOOD RAVE ft. BAE BAE + DJ KITA
6:00 PM NY INVASION: PAPI JUICE ft. Kalifa, Kaili, Oscar Nn
8:00 PM Peach Presents: Supes Base
8:30 PM Peach Presents: T. MIXWELL

Bud Light Seltzer North Stage

Halsted & Brompton

2:00 PM Ginger Minj
4:45 PM Servin’ Fysh Dance Co.
5:00 PM Matteo Lane
6:15 PM Out at Wrigley Finals
9:00 PM Anastacia

Nissan Partners of Progress Stage

Halsted & Roscoe

1:00 PM Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus
2:30 PM The Gingers
4:05 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
4:30 PM Jaimie Wilson
5:40 PM Hello Weekend
8:15 PM Sixteen Candles

ViiV Healthcare Hydrate Stage

Halsted & Cornelia

12:30 PM Draglicious Revue
3:30 PM Shane Marcus
5:30 PM Joe Gauthreaux
7:30 PM Dani Brasil

Chicago Sound Stage

Halsted & Aldine

1:00 PM Jason Fein & Friends
2:30 PM Richard Streetman & Jason Fein
4:00 PM Caitln Simone ft. Lloyd Snyder
5:30 PM Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
7:30 PM Molly & Alex & Friends

Cuervo Tradicional Stage

Back Lot Bash
Halsted & Belmont

12:00 PM DJ Little Lisa
12:30 PM Live Karaoke w/Grant Michael
3:00 PM Blu9
4:00 PM Thot Squad
5:00 PM G FLIP
6:30 PM Beyond the Blonde
8:30 PM DJ Mary Mac

Market Days VIP PASS

Express Entry Wristband

Skip the line! Two Days of faster in & out access at Belmont, a thank you for your $40 advance donation.

Pay now and pick up your VIP PASS wristband today through August 5 at Men’s Room Chicago (or Elevate Coffee starting 7/18) or will call at the Market Days Belmont Gate on August 6 (or 7).

Vending & Sponsorship.

Learn more about Sponsorship.

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Market Days 2021 has room for over 200 vendors! Artists, merchants, food and beverage, non-profit, and even food trucks! Click for information and application details.

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See you August 6-7, 2022 for Market Days 2022!

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