“Saturday’s performances include rock and roll duo White Mystery,” GoPride Chicago
Posted Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 4:20 pm
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Andersonville Chamber of Commerce announced it is hosting an early autumn street festival from September 24 to 26 along its N. Clark St. corridor. The event runs 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
It will have the same flair as the annual Midsommarfest.
Patrons are invited to check out local businesses throughout Andersonville, shop at vendor booths, and enjoy a variety of foods and drink.
“Suggested donation is $10 and all proceeds benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce,” organizers said.
Andersonville Homecoming will feature two stages located at W. Catalpa Ave. (main stage) and W. Rascher Ave.
“To protect all involved, we are encouraging all attendees to be fully vaccinated within 48 hours of this year’s festival,” the chamber of commerce said. “We all need to look out for each other and this special community.”
The weekend will kick off with host Molly Callinan of all-girl cover band CATFIGHT, followed by main stage performances from New Orleans brass band High-Hat Second Line and Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute Tribute Band.
The opening night headliner will be Roy Kinsey, a self-identified Black queer rapper who also happens to be a librarian with Chicago Public Libraries.
The Saturday night headliner will be singer-songwriter Renee Goust. She has a history of blending Mexican music stylings with queer and immigrant social justice themes.
Sunday’s performances include 80’s pop cover band perennial favorite Sixteen Candles.
For families with children (or not), there will be a Draq Queen Story Time featuring Alexis Bevels, an original winner of Camp Wannakiki, and music by Laura Doherty.
“Family friendly activities will allow for children of all ages to enjoy a pet parade and face painting, all while appreciating a beautiful September weekend,” organizers said.
There will be nightly digital street projections curated by Trey Elder and Quiet Pterodactyl featuring DJs Sadie Woods, Redux DJ’s, and Ariel Zatina.
Specific performance times will be posted on the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce event website.
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