Midsommarfest 2018 Band Lineup

 

Friday, June 8th

NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

5PM – Dj Dan Luna

6PM – To The 9sTo the 9s is an event band that is sure to keep you dancin’ 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.

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8PM – 16 Candles16 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

6PM – Drag show featuring DJ Ecstasy

8PM – DJ Ecstacy

 

Saturday, June 9th

NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

11AM – Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

12PM – Vino

1PM – Second City Outlaws

1:30PM – Mister E MachineThis 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 BrigadeThree 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 FriddleJonas 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 QueensThe 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 CongregationThis 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.
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CENTER STAGE | 5300 N Clark

11AM – Two Filipinos

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

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1:30PM – Chicago Spirit BrigadeThree 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 NightTease 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 NightThey’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 LindoCielito 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

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6PM – Willy DynomiteWilly 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 – FabitatFabitat 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

1PM – Singers and Standards

2PM – Singers and Standards

3PM – Singers and Standards

4:30PM – DJ for Drag

6:30PM – RETRO with DJ Laura B

8:30PM – The Hits 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

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Sunday, June 10th

NORTH STAGE | 5500 N Clark

11AM – Senn Arts

12PM – Gussied

1:30PM – Second City Outlaws

2PM – Distant Brothers

3:30PM – Chicago Spirit BrigadeThree 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 ThingsThis 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 CircusLibido 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 Candles16 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 BrigadeThree 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!

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2PM – Al RoseAl 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 RollMore 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 – CatfightCatfight 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

1PM – Seeds Center

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 TrioLucy 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 OrchestraThe 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 PressRod 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

12PM – Pride Rally

1PM –  Singers and Standards

2PM – Singers and Standards

3PM – DJ for Drag Show – Laura B

5PM – Tea Dance

7:30PM – The Hits DJ set

 

SWEDISH STAGE | Foster and Clark

12:30PM – LiveWire

2PM – Hugh Too

4PM – Hodie Snitch

6PM – Lynne Jordan and the Shivers

8PM – American English