Midsommarfest Band Lineup

Friday, June 8


NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

5PM – Dj Dan Luna

6PM – To The 9s
To the 9s is an event band that is sure to keep you dancing’ all night! These professional party players have a handcrafted set of hits from every decade to make sure your lips keep moving and your toes tapping.

 

8PM – 16 Candles – 16 Candles is a modern-day band dedicated to bringing back all your favorite 80’s hits to life! Whether it’s Prince, Rush, or Michael Jackson, their totally gnarly sets will bring you back to a better time.

 

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE | Balmoral west of Clark
Sponsored by Hamburger Mary’s, Replay, Mary’s Attic and Elixir

6PM – “Showtime” featuring Chicago’s Premiere Drag Performers

8PM – DJ X-Tasy Dance Party

 

Saturday, June 9


NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

11AM – Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

12PM – Vino

1PM – Second City Outlaws

1:30PM – Mister E Machine – This Chicago Indie band focuses on a textured vocals and deep LGBTQ+ lyrics. Mister E Machine is due to release their new album, The Stone Wall, this year.

3PM – Chicago Spirit Brigade – Three cheers for community! The Chicago Spirit Brigade is a cheer squad dedicated to raising money for the community and using their talents to benefit society. Let’s spread the Cheer!

3:30PM – Jonas Friddle – Jonas Friddle is a renowned banjo player residing in Chicago, IL. Friddle is backed up by a group of horns, keys, drums and strings that combine to create that traditional sound we know and love.

5PM – Little Queens – The Little Queens is a female-forward band playing all of your favorite classics and some upbeat originals, too. This Chicago-based music group is sure to host a great party!

7PM – The Congregation – This rock and soul group is sure to knock your socks off with their heartwarming ballads and high-energy rhythm. The Congregation is a contemporary mixture of multiple genres lead by a loud voice and even louder brass.

9PM – Mucca Pazza
Mucca Pazza is a marching band like you’ve never seen – this 30-member group of brass and drums combines traditional band antics with eclectic theatrics for a completely unique sound and experience.

 

 

CENTER STAGE | 5300 N Clark

11AM – Two Filipinos

12:30PM – She’s Crafty
She’s Crafty is everything you’ve been looking for – this all-female tribute to the Beastie Boys is here to kick it 90s style!

 

 

1:30PM – Chicago Spirit Brigade – Three cheers for community! The Chicago Spirit Brigade is a cheer squad dedicated to raising money for the community and using their talents to benefit society. Let’s spread the Cheer!

2PM – Dr. Zylo and the Braniacs

3:30PM – Second City Outlaws

4PM – The Ron Burgundy’s

6PM – The Hairband Night – Tease your hair and don your leather jackets, it’s time for Hair Bands! The Hairband Night covers all of your favorite hairband hits – Motley Crew, Van Halen, ACDC and more!

8PM – The Boy Band Night – They’re exactly what they sound like – ‘Night covers all of your Boy Band favorites, from N’Sync to Backstreet Boys and One Direction. Put your heart on your sleeve and get out your teen magazine – The Boy Band Night is here to steal your heart!

 

SUMMERDALE STAGE | Summerdale 5350 N Clark

11AM – Little Linguists

12PM – Jameson Loves Danger Pet Parade

1PM – Seeds Center

2PM – Dream Big Performing Arts

3PM – Cielito Lindo – Cielito Lindo is a mariachi band consisting of a father, mother, and their 7 children. This is a family business that will charm you with their latin flair and keep you laughing, too!

4:30PM – Honey and the 45s

 

 

 

 

6PM – Willy Dynomite – Willy Dynomite is a group of seasoned musicians doing what they know best. This is a group with full horns and backup singers, sure to keep you swingin’ and jivin’ all night long with their original music.

8PM – Fabitat – Fabitat is a bi-weekly diverse and inclusive LGBTQ+ musical event hosted by the Chicago Beauty Bar. The events normally feature live music, drag, and live DJ sets.

 

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE | Balmoral west of Clark
Sponsored by Hamburger Mary’s, Replay, Mary’s Attic and Elixir

1PM – Cabaret Brunch featuring Jason Fein

4PM – “Showtime” featuring Chicago’s Premiere Drag Performers

6:30PM – Retro Hits with DJ Laura B

8:30PM – Dance Pop with DJ Laura B

 

SWEDISH STAGE | Foster and Clark

11AM – Event Kick Off

11:30AM – May Pole

12PM – Swedish Jamboree

2PM – The New Invaders

4PM – Kashmir

6PM – Fiona Grey

7PM – Moose the DJ

8PM – ABBA Salute

 

Sunday, June 10


NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

11AM – Senn Arts

12PM – Gussied

1:30PM – Second City Outlaws

2PM – Distant Brothers

3:30PM – Chicago Spirit Brigade – Three cheers for community! The Chicago Spirit Brigade is a cheer squad dedicated to raising money for the community and using their talents to benefit society. Let’s spread the Cheer!

4PM – Brooke and the Nice Things – This soulful band is sure to charm you with their original music and their amazing covers. Brooke and the Nice Things’ goal is to make people move – so get on your feet, and get ready for some hearty soul!

6PM – Libido Funk Circus – Libido Funk Circus started as a living-room disco band, and expanded exponentially to a flashy and fun event band! LFC took the disco vibes and expanded them from the 60s to modern day music, making them a great host for everyone present.

8PM – 16 Candles – 16 Candles is a modern-day band dedicated to bringing back all your favorite 80’s hits to life! Whether it’s Prince, Rush, or Michael Jackson, their totally gnarly sets will bring you back to a better time.

 

CENTER STAGE | 5300 N Clark

11AM – Deliverance Singers – Gospel Brunch

1PM – Lakeside Pride Latin Band

1:45PM – Chicago Spirit Brigade
Three cheers for community! The Chicago Spirit Brigade is a cheer squad dedicated to raising money for the community and using their talents to benefit society. Let’s spread the Cheer!

 

2PM – Al Rose – Al Rose is one of our own – an Andersonville local and a Chicago native, Al has been writing songs since 4th grade. Al Rose combines deep metaphoric lyrics with a flexible genre and unique style.

3:30PM – Second City Outlaws

4PM – Bailey Dee

6PM – Sushi Roll – More like Sushi Rock and Roll! This band brings high energy and dancy vibes combined with their crazy costumes to create a totally memorable stage presence. Come sing along to their modern-day covers and reminisce about the early 2000s!

8PM – Catfight – Catfight is an all-female cover band that brings all your favorites back to the stage! Brittany Spears, Queen, and more – those aren’t allergies, it’s just goosebumps from Catfight’s awesome music.

 

SUMMERDALE STAGE | Summerdale 5350 N Clark

9:30AM – Yoga Tree Yoga

11AM – Little Linguists

12PM – Andersonville Strings

1:15PM – Urban Pooch Agility Demo

2PM – Dream Big Performing Arts

3PM – Kung Lao and the Scorpions

3:30PM – Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats – Laura Doherty is an award-winning children’s musical artist. She earned her place as a teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music, teaching children how to play, and now devotes herself full time to making children’s music. Check out her most recent album, High Five (2018), which has already won several awards.

5PM – Lucy Smith Jazz Trio – Lucy Smith is a talented professional jazz musician dedicated to making her passion her career. She does this by performing her own soulful jazz pieces for crowds, and remixing church hymnals for jazz paradigms for worship.

6:30PM – Chicago Jazz Orchestra – The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) celebrates and perpetuates jazz orchestra music – an original American art form – for all audiences through unique performance, collaboration, and education.

8PM – Rod Tuff Curls & the Bench Press – Rod Tuff Curls is a cover band for the ages – their experienced musicians and their three-part vocal harmonies of songs you’re sure to recognize will keep the crowd dancing all night long. With everything from Taylor Swift covers to famous musicals and even Disney songs, you’ll love the mix Rod Tuff Curls provides.

 

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE | Balmoral west of Clark
Sponsored by Hamburger Mary’s, Replay, Mary’s Attic and Elixir

12PM – Chicago Equality Rally

1PM – Cabaret Brunch featuring Jason Fein

3PM – “Showtime” featuring Chicago’s Premiere Drag Performers

5PM – Tea Dance with DJ Moose

7:30PM – DJ Laura B Wrap Up Party!

 

SWEDISH STAGE | Foster and Clark

12:30PM – LiveWire

2PM – Hugh Too

4PM – Hodie Snitch

6PM – Lynne Jordan and the Shivers

8PM – American English