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Northalsted Market Days All Ages

When: Thu., July 9, 11 a.m. and Sat., Aug. 8, 11 a.m. 2015
Price: $10
Though Riot Fest is championed as a ridiculous celebration of nostalgia, Northalsted Market Days gives the mammoth (mostly punk) festival a run for its money by digging up several almost-forgotten 90s B96 hit makers to soundtrack an all-weekend dance party that spans four city blocks in the Lakeview neighborhood. R&B darlings En Vogue headline Saturday’s festivities, but Sunday’s lineup is the real gem here: All 4 One, Salt-N-Pepa, Aaron Carter, and C + C Music Factory all appear. Other modern pop acts, like Jack & Jack and Melanie Martinez, will work the mike as well, but don’t lie, you’re showing up to hear "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" live and in person. The giant street fest—which features three stages of music and claims to be the biggest in the midwest—also serves those thirsting for the usual assortment of cover bands and food and drink vendors. —Luca Cimarusti

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