The 27th annual Northalsted
Market Days street festival is the Midwest's largest street festival.
It takes place on Chicago's trendy Northalsted area on August 9th
The festival offers entertainment,
food, and arts and crafts along six city blocks between Belmont and
Addison. Market Days attracts national headliner musical acts and
over 400 food and arts vendors.
Three large stages are set to feature
forty musical acts. Here's a sample:
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus is
set to perform on the Addison stage on Sunday at noon. Recently
reunited 80's hit maker Expose hits the Roscoe stage on
Saturday at 8PM. Chicago's own indie pop band Scotland Yard
Gospel Choir – none of whom hail from Scotland – takes over
the Roscoe stage on Sunday at 2PM. Power-pop band Dot Dot Dot
– who reached a top five spot on Fox's The Next Great American
Band in 2007 and whose member, Michael, is obsessed with rubber
ducks – will be performing tunes off their self-titled album on
the Belmont stage at 6PM.
Chicago's jazz heritage is well known;
you only need to attend the annual Chicago Jazz Festival at
Grant Park to embrace that ideal. It's only fitting then that a
Chicago street festival would attract and promote some amazing jazz
talent. The Jazz Oasis is set to feature: Jared Rabin Trio,
Soulio, and Gayle and Nick Bisesi on Saturday, and The
Clark Street Band, BMR4, Matt Pinozzotto Guitar Trio
Northalsted Market Days is a great arts
and entertainment festival that is both pro-gay and family-friendly.
On the net: www.northalsted.com