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Market Days 2023 New Dance Party at Aldine

The all-new Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party at North Halsted St. and Aldine

Northalsted Market Days returns August 12-13, promising an electrifying summer weekend of music, food, shopping and entertainment.

cover image, from left: Ryan Willing, DJ Virago, Chomper, DJ Bryan, Barker

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From left: Matt Suave, Boy Alberto, Miss Toto, DJ Ed Wood, Darryl Garcon

This year, organizers announced the addition of the Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party at Aldine, where seven popular Northalsted destinations will be showcasing their DJ party events along with drag performers and hosts.

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From left: Veronica Pop, O’Laysia

Each day will start with an invigorating 45 minute Total Body Workout at noon, hosted by Orangetheory Fitness on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Crosstown Fitness on Sunday, Aug. 13. 

Those interested in participating can register for free at

Aldine Artists Market Days Total Body Workout

The Cuervo Tradicional Dance Party Lineup and presenting partners:

12:00 – Total Body Workout (Orangetheory Fitness)
1:00 – Barker
2:00 – Rated X with DJ Virago (Splash Chicago)
4:00 – Now That’s What I Call Fridays with Chomper (Hydrate)
6:00 – Lights Off And Dance with Ryan Willing (Cell Block)
8:00-  DJ Bryan (Sidetrack)

12:00 – Total Body Workout (Crosstown Fitness)
1:00 – Miss Toto
2:00 – In The Groove with Boy Alberto & Pop Up Performances (Replay Lakeview)
4:00 – Candyland with Matt Suave (DS Tequila)
6:00 – Snatched with Darryl Garcon & O’Laysia (Progress Bar)
8:00 – DJ Ed Wood (Luxuria Productions)

More info at


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Viva la ViiV at Cornelia!

The all-new dance party at Aldine is in addition to the ViiV Healthcare Hydrate Stage at Cornelia Avenue, which has become well-known for its energetic circuit party vibe. 

Again this year, Hydrate Nightclub is presenting a lineup of top DJs from around the world: Danny Verde, Jesus Montanez, Joe Pacheco, Jace M, Sam Gee, plus Draglicious performances, gogo dancers, and a special guest DJ to close Sunday night.

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Sam Gee

“The diversity and energy of Chicago parties really stands out to me. Every time I’ve been (to the city), it feels like everybody is positive, open and ready to have a good time,” Gee told “I am very excited to be playing at Market Days; I know how much fun it is.”


Make a $50 advance donation at and receive a two-day VIP Pass allowing express entry to both days of the festival.

Donations help pay performers & festival workers and supports non-profits like AIDS Foundation ChicagoChicago HouseEquality IllinoisCMSA and community programs like the Rainbow Crosswalks.Other beneficiaries:

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Howard Brown Health
  • Brace Space Alliance
  • Greeley Elementary School
  • Junior Council



Gilead is proud to sponsor Northalsted Market Days. Follow Gilead HIV US to learn more about their commitment to the community and helping end the HIV epidemic. #ThisIsWhatWeLiveFor #sponsored

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