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MIDSOMMARFEST NEW in ’22

MIDSOMMARFEST NEW IN '22

Calm Room sponsored by Twenty-One Senses

Twenty-One Senses will host a Calm room for families that need a break from the stimulation from the festival. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce booth will also host sensory packs that include headphones, sensory toys, and micro-focused activity. Sensory packs can be rented our purchased.

ECO Block sponsored by Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium has generously sponsored the Andersonville Eco Block bringing together Reuso, WasteNot Composting, and Edgewater Environmental Coalition. Rent out reusable containers from REUSO at the eco block to enjoy a zero waste meal! The first 75 containers returned will received a drink token of up $13 in value redeemable at Gadabout! Make sure to recycle your cans and find out more about composting!

Stay tuned for more!

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MIDSOMMARFEST SPONSORS

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MIDSOMMARFEST FOOD

MIDSOMMARFEST FOOD

MIDSOMMARFEST 2022 FOOD

Blackhawk BBQ & Seafood 

Genoa Italian Concession

Churro Factory |  Here at Xurro, dessert is our passion. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to make our Churros that will fill your belly and warm your heart. Come and visit - your taste buds will thank you!

Cold Stone Creamery | Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Cakes, Shakes, Birthday Cake the Way You Want It

Festi Bowl | Festi-Bowl is a traveling food vendor, serving customizable veggie bowls & artisan smoothies, comprised of #FarmToFest ingredients! We source much of our food locally, helping keep small farms thriving and knowing from where the food we serve originates.

Homebakery

Katherine Anne Confections | An artisan sweets company in Logan Square Chicago with a focus on local and organic ingredients. We make everything by hand, from scratch, with lots of love. Check out our wedding favors, corporate gifts, and cafe menu to pair with our drinking chocolates

La Cebollita #2

Lee's Concessions | Nothing goes better with an ice cold beer than one of Lee's concession famous chicken on a stick with our signature teriyaki sauce

Nuts To Go Corp | From our early days at Lincoln Square Farmers Market to our former kiosk at Block 37, we’ve always been committed to quality. In fact, all nuts you see are roasted on site by our friendly ambassadors. We use fresh ingredients to produce an aroma and taste you will not forget — and one you likely won’t find anywhere else.

Uvae Wine Bar & Kitchen | Will be serving wine!!

 

Support Local! This year at Midsommarfest grab a corndog or funnel cake and also consider stepping into one of the many restaurants for a bite to eat. We love our community because there are so many options for fantastic food that can lend to anyone's taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MIDSOMMARFEST NON-PROFITS

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MIDSOMMARFEST KIDS ACTIVITIES

MIDSOMMARFEST KIDS ACTIVITIES

MIDSOMMARFEST 2022 KIDS ACTIVITIES

Midsommarfest is excited to welcome all the new and returning festival-goers back this spring! This year, families can dance, eat, and make memories around the maypole and take photos adorned by flower crowns in our Midsommarfest Social Media booths.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Kids activities

Retro Carnival games!
Giant Games such as Foursquare, Jenga, and Cups
& MORE!

Calm Room sponsored by Twenty-One Senses

Twenty-One Senses will host a Calm room for families that need a break from the stimulation from the festival. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce booth will also host sensory packs that include headphones, sensory toys, and micro-focused activity. Sensory packs can be rented our purchased.

Back Lot Bash Kids Lot

2022 Pride Kids & Family Poster

Band Highlights

NORTH STAGE (at Catalpa) Sponsored by Gilead

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM GUS Giordano Dance School

SUMMERDALE STAGE sponsored by Rattleback Records and BMO Harris Bank

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
1:00 PM American Eagle Productions
2:00 PM 3 Martini Jeannie
3:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Mrs. Yuka

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
12:45 PM Windy City Performing Arts
1:30 PM The Locals
2:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Muffy Fishbasket
3 PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark) sponsored by Chicago Magic Lounge, Atmosphere Bar, and Red Bull

Friday, June 10

5:00 pm Drag Queen Story Time with Merriam Lekowitz

Saturday, June 11

4:00 pm Disney on Broadway Live!

CENTER STAGE (at Berwyn) Sponsored by Gilead

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM Lakeside Pride Latin Band
2:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade

SWEDISH STAGE (at Foster) Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM ABBA Karaoke w/ host John Hess

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM Swedish JAMboree/Opening featuring the Mathiasson Award and special guests

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Dog Parade and Swedish Dancing
1:00 PM Nikki O’Neill
2:30 PM Jesse White Tumblers

 

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MIDSOMMARFEST BAND LINEUP

NORTH STAGE (at Catalpa) Sponsored by Gilead

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM Vinyl Palace
6:30 PM DJ noDJ
8:30 PM The Prince Experience
*Opening night hosted by Molly Callinan and special guest State Representative Kelly Cassidy

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM GUS Giordano Dance School
2:30 PM Sam Fazio
3:30 PM Second City Outlaws
4:00 PM Cocoa Greene
5:30 PM Valebol
7:00 PM Mother Nature
8:30 PM Dos Santos

Sunday, June 12
12:30-PM Be Yoga Andersonville
1:00 PM Kung Lao and the Scorpions
2:30 PM Glass Lux
3:30 PM Second City Outlaws
4:00 PM RadioGaga
6:00 PM DJ Dan Luna
8:00 PM Sixteen Candles

 

SUMMERDALE STAGE sponsored by Rattleback Records and BMO Harris Bank

Friday, June 10
Waldos Fest pop-up stage curated by Dispensary 33

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
1:00 PM American Eagle Productions
2:00 PM 3 Martini Jeannie
3:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Mrs. Yuka
4:30 PM Rosalba Valdez
6:00 PM Justice Hill & Nightime Love
8:00 PM Chicago Soul Spectacular

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM School of Rock Andersonville
12:45 PM Windy City Performing Arts
1:30 PM The Locals
2:30 PM Drag Queen Story Time with Muffy Fishbasket
3 PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats
4:30 PM Tears Dry On Their Own
6:00 PM Chicago Soul Jazz Collective
8:00 PM Sam Thousand & The Soul Vortex

 

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark) sponsored by Chicago Magic Lounge, Atmosphere Bar, and Red Bull

BALMORAL PRIDE STAGE (at Balmoral west of Clark)

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

5PM-6PM Drag Queen Story Time with Merriam Levkowitz
6 PM – 8 PM Midsommar Sweeties – Drag Show
6 PM – 10 PM DJ KidRiot

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
12PM-2PM High Score! – Cosplay Drag Show
2-2:30PM Teatro ZinZanni – Broadway in Chicago
2:30-4PM Live Piano Karaoke! With Alex Newkirk
4-6PM Disney and Broadway Hits! ft. Evan Tyrone Martin & Emilie Lynn
6PM-8PM A Queer Pride Presents: MAYHEM – Drag Show
6PM-10PM DJ Martin

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
12PM-2PM Unfriendly Black Hotties – Drag Show
2-4PM Caitlin Simone & Lloyd Snyder Live!
4-6PM The 70/80s Sound Live! ft. Jacquelyne Jones & Nick Druzbanski
6PM-8PM Hydrate Nightclub Presents: Draglicious – Drag Show
6PM-10PM DJ Ca$hera

CENTER STAGE (at Berwyn) Sponsored by Gilead

Friday, June 10 Curated by Chicago Therapy Collective, Crocodile Lightning + Mz Mr.

Part 1 (6-7:45PM): Fighting Anti-Trans Laws in IL: What’s in a name?
  • Mini-Documentary “What’s in a Name” following Tania Cordova, Eisha Love, and Reyna Ortiz
  • Panel discussion with the cast, director, and trans rights advocates from the ACLU, Chicago House, and Transformative Justice Law Project
  • Family-friendly neighborhood call to action!
Part 2 (8-10PM): Blooming Beyond the Binary: Queer Joy, Trans Liberation, and Non-binary Love
  • Performances from 8 trans Chicago-based artists, including local Andersonville artist and activist, KJ Whitehead; full list coming soon!
  • Guest Speaker, CTC Board President Alexis Martinez on #HireTransNow
  • Moment of silence, video clips, and community sharing/connection honoring Elise Malary

Saturday, June 11
1:00 PM Lakeside Pride Latin Band
2:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
2:30 PM Neptune’s Core
4:00 PM BNNY
5:30 PM She’s Crafty
6:30 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
7:00 PM Bev Rage and the Drinks
8:00 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
8:30 PM Ratboys

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Al Rose
2:00 PM The Oh Yeahs
3:00 PM Chicago Spirit Brigade
3:30 PM Walker
5:00 PM Mel Senese
6:00 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
6:30 PM Dance Loud
7:30 PM Trivia with Stewpendous Productions
8:00 PM Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

 

SWEDISH STAGE (at Foster) Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum

Friday, June 10
5:00 PM ABBA Karaoke w/ host John Hess
6:00 PM Moose the DJ
8:00 PM Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

Saturday, June 11
12:00 PM Swedish JAMboree/Opening featuring the Mathiasson Award and special guests
2:00 PM Hugh Too
4:00 PM Love in October
6:00 PM Fiona Grey
8:00 PM Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

Sunday, June 12
12:00 PM Dog Parade and Swedish Dancing
1:00 PM Nikki O’Neill
2:30 PM Jesse White Tumblers
3:00 PM Hodie Snitch
5:00 PM Lynne Jordan & The Shivers
6:30 PM Moose the DJ
8:00 PM Too Much Molly Band

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Andersonville Midsommarfest Press

MIDSOMMARFEST PRESS RELEASE

MIDSOMMARFEST 2022


Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the return of Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago’s oldest and most beloved summer street festivals. Now in its 56th year, the annual festival will be held June 10 – 12, 2022 along Andersonville’s Clark Street corridor.

For three nights and two days, this vibrant and diverse community will bring together over 75,000 people to celebrate a proud Swedish summer tradition with eclectic music, great vendors, food and free kids’ activities. Vendors applications for artists, nonprofit organizations, merchants and food vendors are currently being accepted here through April 22, 2022.

Midsommarfest kicks off Friday, June 10 from 5 pm – 10 pm from Catalpa to Foster and continues Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 from 12 pm – 10 pm. New this year, Friday night’s festivities will expand an additional three blocks from Catalpa all the way Foster, instead of ending at Summerdale as in previous years.

This year’s festival will feature more than 50 music and entertainment acts on five stages, kicking off Friday night with three stages: the North Stage at Clark & Catalpa, the Berwyn Stage and The Swedish Stage at Clark & Foster (sponsored by the Swedish American Museum), returning for the first time since the Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2015. Saturday and Sunday bring the addition of the Balmoral Pride Stage (sponsored by Replay Andersonville) and the Family Stage at Summerdale (sponsored by Rattleback Records).

New acts and returning favorites including Sixteen Candles, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench PressThe Prince Experience and Dos SantosThe full entertainment line-up will be announced shortly.

As always, Midsommarfest will celebrate Andersonville’s Swedish culture and history. The Swedish Stage at Clark & Foster (sponsored by the Swedish American Museum) will feature traditional Swedish activities throughout the weekend, including a dance around the Maypole. The Swedish American Museum will serve delicious Swedish cuisine and offer free admission during the festival.

Admission to the Midsommarfest is a $10 suggested donation. Proceeds from admission and beer sales benefit the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, along with several local non-profit organizations including Babes With Blades Theatre CompanyCare For Real, Friends of AndersonvilleFriends of Chappel, local block clubs and others. Historically, Andersonville has donated back more than $20,000 to these participating organizations. Festivalgoers can also pick up a complimentary new copy of the 2022-23 Andersonville Neighborhood Guide at the Andersonville Chamber Booth located at Berwyn and Clark.

ACC also encourages visitors to shop local during the days of the festival, offering $1 beer tickets to patrons who spend $30 or more at local brick and mortar stores and service businesses (restaurants and festival vendors, not included). To redeem beer tickets, bring a receipt (paper or digital) dated June 10 – 12 to the Chamber tent located at Clark & Berwyn..

The Shedd Aquarium has generously sponsored the Andersonville Eco Block bringing together Reuso, WasteNot Composting, and Edgewater Environmental Coalition. Rent out reusable containers from REUSO at the eco block to enjoy a zero waste meal! The first 75 containers returned will received a drink token of up $13 in value redeemable at Gadabout! Make sure to recycle your cans and find out more about composting!

Midsommarfest is produced by Star Events. a Chicago-based company committed to producing world-class community celebrations. This year’s music is curated by Quiet Pterodactyl and Rattleback Records.

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