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Natasha Bedingfield, JoJo Siwa, Sapphira Cristál, Bob the Drag Queen, Empress Of, and Amber Riley to Headline Chicago Pride Fest 2024

Natasha Bedingfield, JoJo Siwa, Sapphira Cristál, Bob the Drag Queen, Amber Riley and Empress Of are headlining this year’s Chicago Pride Fest®, taking place June 22nd and 23rd in the city’s landmark LGBTQ+ Northalsted community.

Other artists appearing on the Bud Light North Stage include Kaleena Zanders, John Duff, Alex Lahey, Max Rae, Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute, and Ultrabeat.

Chicago Pride Fest’s South Stage Saturday lineup showcases local favorites: Sixteen Candles, Too Much Molly Band, Bev Rage & The Drinks, The Divas, and more. Sunday programming by Peach Presents features Empress Of, Aya Ito, Nanoos, AZN INVZN ft. Chess Knight, CZ Boogie, Supes Base and others. Performance schedules below.

The all-day dance party at the Waveland Stage closes Saturday with the CircuitMOM Experience ft. Alex Lo. The legendary performer will bring an energetic Broadway meets circuit party vibe.

Additional attractions include the Youth Pride Space for teens between 12 and 18 sponsored by the Center on Halsted, the Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie, Firebrand country western line dancing and Servin’ Fysh dance company, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, guest speakers, and over 150 merchandise and food vendors.

The Youth Pride Space returns for both days of Chicago Pride Fest 12-7pm at Broadway and Waveland. It is a dedicated safe space for LGBTQ+ teens and teen allies (age 12-18). Programming includes speakers, entertainment, activities, DJ and dance area, food, beverages, and counseling resources.

In addition, Pride Fest is working with the Center on Halsted to add Senior programming to this year’s festival continuing to expand the festival to ensure all members of our community feel welcome and will be excited to join us to celebrate Pride together! 

Chicago Pride Fest is an annual celebration LGBTQ+ life, culture and community (June 22-23, 2024) organized by the Northalsted Business Alliance chamber of commerce and takes place the weekend before the 53rd annual Chicago Pride Parade (June 30th, organized by

Northalsted Vice-President and event Chairperson, Mark Liberson, is excited for Chicago Pride Fest’s 23rd anniversary, “Each June we come together to celebrate community and uplift each other in the struggle for equality and human rights. Despite decades of progress, the need for Pride has not lessened, as prejudice rooted legislation and lethal violence, especially against our transgender and BIPOC community members, are ongoing.”

A $15 suggested donation at entry helps pay Chicago Pride Fest performers, event workers, and funds community programs. Generous public donations paid for the creation and ongoing maintenance of the Chicago Pride Crosswalks: 14 rainbow paved neighborhood intersections make up the longest installation of its kind in the world, and the programming supported by Northalsted, including DEI training.

More information at

Chicago Pride Fest 2024 Schedule:

Bud Light North Stage

Saturday, June 22, 2024

12:00pm – Laura B 

1:00pm – Pride Fest Drag Show

2:00pm – JoJo Siwa

2:30pm – Pride Fest Drag Show

3:45pm – Servin’ Fysh Dance Co.

4:00pm – Kaleena Zanders

5:00pm – Ultrabeat

6:45pm – Sapphira Cristál

8:15pm – John Duff

9:15pm – Natasha Bedingfield

Sunday, June 23 2023

12:00pm – Proud Pet Parade with Miss Foozie

12:30pm – Firebrand

1:00pm – Pride Fest Drag Show

2:00pm – Bob the Drag Queen

2:30pm – Pride Fest Drag Show

4:00pm – Alex Lahey

5:15pm – Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute

6:50pm – Pride Fest Drag Show

8:00pm – Max Rae

9:00pm – Amber Riley

South Stage

Saturday, June 22, 2023

1:00pm – Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

2:00pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

2:30pm – Bev Rage & The Drinks

3:30pm – TBD

4:00pm – The Divas

6:00pm – Too Much Molly Band

8:00pm – Sixteen Candles

Host: BoyJ

Sunday, June 23 2023

12:30pm – Chicago Spirit Brigade

1:00pm – Proud Pet Parade Awards

1:30pm – Bussy Queen Power Trip

1:50pm – Breberries

2:30pm – Empress Of

3:15pm – Cobra B

4:15pm – Aya Ito

4:45pm – Nanoos

5:45pm – B.Blyss! Takeover: Sarah Suave, DJ Feen

7:15pm – Rhea the Second

7:45pm – AZN INVZN ft. Chess Knight, CZ Boogie, Supes Base

Waveland  Stage

Saturday, June 22, 2024

1:00pm – Ryan Willing

2:30pm – Saint

4:00pm – Miss Toto b2b Mary K

5:00pm – Doggpound

6:30pm – Ethan Cole

8:00pm – CircuitMOM Experience ft. Alex Lo

Sunday, June 23, 2023

1:00pm – DJ X-tasy

3:30pm – DJ Ca$h Era

5:00pm – VJ Bryan

6:30pm – Virago

8:00pm – Avi Sic

Host: Sasha Love

Host: Platinum Carrington

About the Northalsted Business AllianceFounded in 1980, Northalsted Business Alliance represents more than 100 small businesses along Chicago’s Halsted Street corridor from Belmont to Irving Park/Broadway. The organization works to enhance economic vitality, foster a welcoming community, celebrate LGBTQ+ culture, and promote tourism through programs, services, and events including Chicago Pride Fest®, Northalsted Market Days®, the Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade, and more. For information visit

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