Hall most recently starred in Taylor Swift’s video “You Need to Calm Down.” The song is an anthem for the LGBTQ community, encouraging people to focus more on minding their own business.

The music video takes place in a trailer park of pastel rainbows and includes celebrity cameos from the Fab 5 to Adam Rippon, Haley Kiyoko, RuPaul, Billy Porter, Ellen DeGeneres, and Laverne Cox.

“Thanks for allowing me to bring my besties to the party,” Hall wrote on Instagram.

Hall co-executive-produced the video with Swift.


Organizers previously announced Sheila E., Jake Shears Deborah Cox, Icona Pop, and Steve Grand among this year’s headliners.

Hall will perform at the Bud Light Stage (Halsted and Brompton) on Sunday, August 11 at 4:45 p.m. (Full entertainment schedule below)

“We can’t wait to welcome locals and visitors alike to join us for an unforgettable weekend in Boystown,” said Northalsted Business Alliance Executive Director Kevin Richards.

The 38th annual Northalsted Market Days takes place on Aug. 10-11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event runs down Halsted Street from Belmont to Addison. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance.

Chicago Pride Fest is organized by and benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, the organization behind Chicago Pride Fest, Frost Fest and the Northalsted Halloween Parade. For information visit northalsted.com.


Northalsted Market Days 2019 

Saturday, Aug. 10

Bud Light Stage (Halsted & Brompton)

2:00PM-3:00PM         Sheila E.

4:45PM-6:00PM         Deborah Cox

9:00PM-9:45PM         Jake Shears

Nissan Partners of Progress (Halsted & Roscoe)

1:15PM-2:45PM         Abba Salute

3:15PM-4:15PM         Emily Blue

5:00PM-5:45PM         Steve Grand

6:15PM-8:00PM         Hello Weekend

8:30PM-10:00PM       Catfight

Jazz Stage (Halsted & Aldine)

1:00PM-2:30PM         Molly Farrelly

3:00PM-4:30PM         BMR4

5:00PM-6:30PM         Meghan “Big Red” Murphy

7:00PM-9:00PM         Feathered Beaus

Sunday, Aug. 11

Bud Light Stage (Halsted & Brompton)

2:00PM-2:45PM         Daya

4:00PM-4:45PM         Todrick Hall

9:00PM-10:00PM       Icona Pop

Nissan Partners of Progress (Halsted & Roscoe)

1:00PM-2:00PM         Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus

2:30PM-3:45PM         Abba Salute

4:15PM-5:00PM         Brian Justin Crum

5:30PM-7:30PM         Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press

8:00PM-9:45PM         Sixteen Candles

Jazz Stage (Halsted & Aldine)

1:00PM-2:30PM         Kiki & D

3:00PM-4:30PM         The Flat Cats

5:00PM-6:30PM         Elaine Dame

7:00PM-9:00PM         Lynne Jordan & The Shivers


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