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Chicago Pride Fest 2022 Lineup Announced

April 11, 2022 | Press Release | Chicago Pride Fest | Headliners | Performers | Lineup | Street Festival | Live Music | Events


Alaska Thunderf*ckDorian ElectraCupcakKe, Eurovision winner NettaThe Aces, and “Queen of the Universe” winner Grag Queen are among this year’s headliners for Chicago Pride Fest® 2022 taking place June 18 and 19 in the city’s landmark LGBTQ+ Northalsted community.

Cover image: Alaska Thunderf*ck by Shaun Vadella (left), Dorian Electra by Charlotte Rutherford (center), CupcakKe (right)

Dates: Chicago Pride Fest is June 18-19, 2022

Alaska Thunderf*ck, Dorian Electra, Cupcakke & Netta Headline Chicago Pride Fest 2022

Chicago’s annual Pride festival at Halsted & Addison will also feature Inaya DayMila JamMadison RoseSixteen CandlesBoy Band ReviewKIYOMIQueen ExplosionDancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, and more. Three stages of live music and performers, Sunday “Peach Presents” produced stage, 150+ vendors, and the Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie, round out the weekend’s attractions.

Below: Netta (left), Grag Queen (middle), Madison Rose (right)

Above: Inaya Day (left), Mila Jam (right)

Stage schedules and full lineup details will be announced soon.

The Aces

The street fest’s attendance is upwards of 60,000 visitors and is organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, chamber of commerce. Northalsted Vice-President and lead event organizer, Mark Liberson, is thrilled for the return of Chicago’s June Pride events. “I’m excited that our community will gather again this year in June as we have historically, with heightened appreciation of togetherness and resilience in celebration of the rights we have secured and motivated to ensure that we retain them into the future.”

Kimoyi (left), Madison Rose (right)

Chicago Pride Fest (June 18-19) takes place the weekend before the Chicago Pride Parade (June 26, organized independently by Proud Chicago).

A $15 suggested donation at entry helps pay Chicago Pride Fest performers, event workers, and funds community programs. Generous public donations paid for the Chicago Pride Crosswalks: 14 rainbow paved neighborhood intersections make up the longest installation of its kind in the world.

Chicago Pride Fest

What: Chicago Pride Fest®, street festival est. 2001
Where: Halsted St. from Addison to Grace St, Chicago IL
When: June 18-19 ,2022:  Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-10pm
Why: A celebration of community Pride in Chicago’s Proudest Neighborhood
Who: Northalsted Business Alliance & Chicago SSA#18
Admission: suggested $15 donation, all ages
Website: pridefestchicago.com
Contact: [email protected] (773) 883-0500

About the Northalsted Business Alliance

Founded in 1980, Northalsted Business Alliance represents more than 100 businesses along Chicago’s Halsted Street corridor from Belmont to Irving Park/Broadway. The organization works to enhance economic vitality, foster a welcoming community, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture, and promote tourism through programs, services, and events including Chicago Pride Fest®, Northalsted Market Days®, the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade, and more. For information visit northalsted.com.

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