Darren Criss, who plays out-and-proud
Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, will perform
at Chicago's 30th annual Northalsted Market Days – often
described as the city's Gay Pride festival.
The 2-day street fair – considered
the largest in the Midwest – offers entertainment, food and arts
and crafts along six North Halsted blocks between Belmont and Addison
in Chicago's gay neighborhood Boystown. The fun begins on Saturday,
Criss is expected to take the stage on
the festival's opening day at 4:30PM on the Rivers Casino Stage
located at Addison and North Halsted. Disco diva Gloria Gaynor will
perform on the same stage on Sunday night at 8PM.
The 24-year-old Criss moved his theater
troupe StarKid to Chicago from the University of Michigan last year.
Criss starred in the group's 2009 YouTube viral video A Very
than 30 additional artists will perform on the festival's four
stages, including Tom Hadley of Spandau Ballet, American
Idol's Frenchie Davis and power-pop band Dot Dot Dot – who
reached a top five spot on Fox's The Next Great American Band