||Midsommarfest sizzles in June
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On June 9-11, the 52nd annual Andersonville Midsommarfest was held in weather that had a heat index that climbed toward 90 degrees.
The well-attended festivalwhich traditionally spans five blocks on North Clark Streetfeatured craft venders, live rock bands, DJs, drag acts, a glee crew, a jazz band and a wide array of food selections from local restaurants. One of the standout events was the Chicago Equality Rally ( more info in this week's issue on page 12 ).
Highlights of the festival included several acrobatic and glee performances from The Chicago Spirit Brigade, a well-received set by Heart cover band Little Queen, a quieter set from members of the Lakeside Pride Jazz Band, and a rowdy set from rock bands The Waco Brothers and The Right Now. The festival benefited the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.
Photos and text by Vern Hester
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