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Peach & Party Noire Present: Pound The Alarm ( Stage/ Market Days Takeover)

  • Market Days (Stage @ Belmont & N. Halsted Entrance) Stage @ (Belmont & N. Halsted Entrance) Chicago, IL United States (map)

Next up in this year's "Legendary Parties" series is...

Peach & Party Noire Present: "Carnival", a Chicago-style, queer version of the annual cultural celebration and global phenomenon.

Carnival has always been a loud, proud celebration of culture and tradition across the world, with people flooding the streets unapologetically in their boldest and brightest to rejoice in their community. We've been offered an amazing opportunity to make our Carnival event just that. With almost 1000 people interested in attending our event, we've decided to do it bigger and better and stay true to the heart of this significant cultural event that means so much to so many. Get ready for Peach x Party Noire Present: Pound the Alarm, a queer ode to Carnival – An all day takeover of Market Days on August 11th! We are giving you a huge main stage with full production and a full 10 hours of POC & Queer programming in the streets of Chicago.

With this pivot this means many things… all ages and suggested donation ONLY. Allowing us to proudly present this event to be accessible for all! All tickets for our original Carnival event will be refunded.

This is a historic moment for our POC and queer community in Chicago to make our presence and voice known on North Halsted, with two of your favorite queer collectives giving you a stage with incredible production, full stage design, DJs, dancers, surprise performers, and more. Spread the news and help us make our mark on August 11. More details to come on this day to remember.

- Main stage with full production (lighting and sound) in the streets of Chicago

- All POC and Queer Performances/ Dancers

- Music

- Art Installations/ Stage Design

- Vendors

DJ Lineup:

DJ Rae Chardonnay

DJ Bonita Appleblunt


DJ Cut Cuz

Performance Lineup: TBA

Other Important Details:

This event celebrates queer women, femmes and our POC community, but we encourage all friends, family, allies and identities to enjoy our welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment

All ages are welcome

Venue is wheelchair accessible

We have MANY surprises in store as we get closer to the launch date, so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know!

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Peach is an event series and brand born and raised in Chicago that is dedicated to unifying and celebrating LGBTQ+ women and femme family through music, drinks, food, art and visually stimulating entertainment. Peach brings a fully immersive design at a different venue for each event, partners with Tito's Handmade Vodka to give thousands of dollars away to nonprofits, and creates first-class, inclusive spaces. While the brand’s mission centers queer women and femmes, allies and identities across the LGBTQ+ spectrum are encouraged to join in our safe space.

Peach is produced by Black Thread Agency (website:

Creative Team: Chris Tuttle, Ashley Thompson

Photo: Manuela Schreiber

Party Norie:

The #‎PartyNoire community is an inclusive cultural hub celebrating Black femmes, QWOC, + Black womynhood along the gender spectrum + holds space especially for queer, trans + genderqueer and gender non-conforming Black people. We create experiences + intentional space for uplifting + affirming the lives of Black womyn.

When in this intersectional orbit of #BlackJoy, our space, love, uplift and make SPACE for ALL Black Joy. Co-Founders Nick and Rae are divinely connected in their mission to affirm, uplift and celebrate Black womanhood along the gender spectrum. Welcome, home.

Tito's Handmade Vodka:

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. Love has always been at the heart of this company. Back in 1992, years before he sold his first case, Tito started making vodka to give as gifts. Its popularity quickly spread among his friends and family, and he soon became known as "the vodka guy." When Tito decided to really make a go of it in the spirits business, he started supporting charity events around Austin one bottle at a time, and gave away, by all reasonable standards, a ridiculous amount of vodka.

Free Write Sound & Vision:

Free Write Sound & Vision provides full-service sound reinforcement and production support for all sizes and styles of events. Our expert project managers and technicians work closely with our partners to execute their vision and offer world-class experiences for their audiences.Unlike similar services, Free Write S&V is committed to social justice and employment equity in the arts industry. We hire and train alumni of Free Write Arts & Literacy and other young, primarily African American and Latinx adults with barriers to employment. We then support them as they make their way into an arts industry that is in need of a diverse, young workforce.