Alaska Thunderf*ck, Dorian Electra, CupcakKe, Eurovision winner Netta, The Aces, and “Queen of the Universe” winner Grag Queen are among this year’s headliners for Chicago Pride Fest® 2022 taking place June 18 and 19 in the city’s landmark LGBTQ+ Northalsted community.
Chicago’s annual Pride festival at Halsted & Addison will also feature Inaya Day, Mila Jam, Madison Rose, Sixteen Candles, Boy Band Review, KIYOMI, Queen Explosion, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, and more. Three stages of live music and performers, Sunday “Peach Presents” produced stage, 150+ vendors, and the Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie, round out the weekend’s attractions.
The street fest’s attendance is upwards of 60,000 visitors and is organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, chamber of commerce. Northalsted Vice-President and lead event organizer, Mark Liberson, is thrilled for the return of Chicago’s June Pride events. “I’m excited that our community will gather again this year in June as we have historically, with heightened appreciation of togetherness and resilience in celebration of the rights we have secured and motivated to ensure that we retain them into the future.”