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Midsommarfest returns to Andersonville for 51st year
From a press release
2016-05-29

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Chicago - May 27, 2016 - Returning to Andersonville for its 51st year, Midsommarfest continues to prove why it is Chicago's most intriguing and refreshing family festival. Complete with 5 performance stages, several blocks of delicious food and drink, and a plethora of family-friendly activities, Andersonville's annual street festival offers something for everyone. Midsommarfest goes well beyond music and food; morning Yoga classes, costume contests, choir performances, comedy theater, and more distinguish Midsommarfest as one of Chicago's most captivating and unique summer experiences.

For 51 years Midsommarfest has brought Chicago communities together to share in the culture of the city and celebrate Andersonville's Swedish heritage. Midsommarfest strives to give back to Andersonville and Chicago at large, promoting local businesses and preserving the roots of Chicago communities.

Date: Friday June 10 @ 5PM - Sunday June 12 @ 10PM

Location: Clark Street between Balmoral and Catalpa

Entry Fee: A $10 donation is asked at the gate, donations go toward innovative programming and initiatives that keep the Andersonville community vibrant. Children and Seniors are free.

Kids Activities

Food and Drink

Music Schedule:

Friday, June 10 ( 5PM - 10PM )

North Stage at Catalpa - 5500 N. Clark St.

5:00PM DJ Dan Luna | 6:00PM Hey Jimmy | 8:00PM 16 Candles

Saturday, June 11 ( 11AM - 10PM )

North Stage at Catalpa - 5500 N. Clark St.

11:00AM Chicago Gay Men's Chorus | 12:00PM Robbie Gold | 2:00PM The Yacht Rockets | 3:30-4:00PM Chicago Spirit Brigade | 4:00PM Northside | 6:00PM Stache | 8:00PM Catfight

Center Stage @ Berwyn 5300 N. Clark Street

11:00AM Lisa Roti | 12:00PM Distant Brothers | 1:30PM Chicago Spirit Brigade | 2:00PM Chi Town Soul | 4:00PM Plutonians | 6:00PM Run Forrest | 8:00PM 7th Heaven

Summerdale Stage @ Summerdale 5350 N. Clark Street

Also the Alamo Shoes Family Fun Area

11:00AM The pH Comedy Theater presents Adventure Library | 12:00PM Mission Propelle: Girl Power Yoga | 12:30PM Jameson Loves Danger Pet Parade and Costume Contest | 1:30PM Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop | 2:00PM Livewire | 4:00PM The Joans | 6:00PM Chicago Samba | 8:00PM Nelson Street Revival

Balmoral Pride Stage @ Balmoral West of Clark Street

Presented by Replay/Elixir and Hamburger Mary's/Mary's Attic

12:00PM Lucy Smith Trio | 2:30PM MaryOke Unplugged hosted by Kevin Florian | 4:30PM Drag Show featuring Angel LeBare, Dida Ritz, Ruff N Stuff, Sheri Payne, and Velicity Metropolis | 6:30PM Retro Dance Party with DJ Laura B | 8:30PM The Hits with DJ Laura B

Swedish Stage - 5200 Clark @ Foster

Presented by Swedish American Museum

11:00AM Opening Ceremony | 11:30AM Maypole Dancers | 12:15PM Merula | 12:40PM Nordic Folk Dancers | 1:00PM Chicago Swedish Dancers | 2:00PM HughToo | 4:00PM Lynne Jordan and the Shivers | 6:00PM Irene | 8:00PM ABBA Salute

Sunday, June 12 ( 11AM-10PM )

North Stage at Catalpa - 5500 N. Clark St.

9:30AM Free Community Yoga Class with Yoga Tree Studio | 11:00AM Lakeside Pride Strayhorns Jazz Combo | 12:00PM Al Rose | 2:00PM Derek Fawcett | 3:30PM Chicago Spirit Brigade | 4:00PM Thank you Ma'am | 6:00PM Rod Tuff Curls | 8:00PM 16 Candles

Center Stage @ Berwyn 5300 N. Clark Street

11:00AM Deliverance Singers — Gospel Brunch | 1:00PM Chicago Spirit Brigade | 1:30PM Bron Don | 2:30PM Bric-a-Brac | 4:00PM Frisky Taylor | 6:00PM Boy Band Night | 8:00PM Too White Crew

Summerdale Stage @ Summerdale 5350 N. Clark Street

Also the Alamo Shoes Family Fun Area

11:00AM The pH Comedy Theater presents Adventure Library | 12:00PM Andersonville Suzuki Academy | 1:00PM Dr. Cool & Pride | 2:00PM Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop | 2:30PM Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center Agility and Training Demo | 3:30PM Mission Propelle: Girl Power Yoga | 4:00PM Laura Doherty and the Heartbeats | 6:00PM Part-Time Lovers | 8:00PM Aphrodisiacs

Balmoral Pride Stage @ Balmoral West of Clark Street

Presented by Replay/Elixir and Hamburger Mary's/Mary's Attic

12:00PM Mister E. Machine | 2:00PM MaryOke Unplugged hosted by Kevin Florian and Apple Brown Betty | 4:00PM Tea Dance with DJ Moose and the Funday Dancers | 8:00PM "Let's Go Crazy" Prince Dance Party

Swedish Stage - 5200 Clark @ Foster

Sponsored by the Swedish American Museum

11:00AM Nordland Band | 12:00PM Peter Nordberg | 2:00PM Hodie Snitch | 4:00PM New Invaders | 6:00PM Cowboy JukeBox | 8:00PM Mama Digdown's Brass Band


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