Thursday, August 25, 2022

JVN Night Closes Out The 2022 Argyle Night Market Season

Thursday, August 25th, is the final Argyle Night Market of the 2022 season (how is that possible?!) and, as is tradition, it's a time to celebrate an Uptown legend, John "Vietnam" Nguyen.

"Final Argyle Night Market - JVN Night

As the Argyle Night Market draws to a close, we will once again be honoring the memory of John Vietnam Nguyen (JVN), a young rapper and activist from Uptown Chicago. Though he died way too young while still a student attending the University of Madison-Wisconsin, he accomplished so much with a positive attitude that inspired and encouraged youth and adults alike. 

Join us for JVN Night on Thursday, August 25th as several youth performers, hip hop artists, and friends of John will be taking the stage in his memory. One life, one love.  

Uptown United would like to say a special thank you to Alderman Harry Osterman for his long-time support of the Argyle Night Market. Not only have he and his team been instrumental in the success of this weekly event, but Alderman Osterman also played a pivotal role in bringing the Argyle Night Market to life.

As this will be his last night market in office, please join us in expressing gratitude for all he has done for Argyle while in office.

August 25th Market Vendors & Participants


  • Immm Rice & Beyond
  • Pho Xe Lua
  • Tasty Chicago Food Truck
  • Urban Tables
  • Nuts To Go
  • Olga's Aguas Frescas


  • BWYB Products
  • ChicagoSeb Designs
  • Common Skies
  • Eternal Harmony Vegan Wellness
  • Fook Hing Hot Chili Oil
  • Jewelry by Carlotta
  • Plastic Beach Collections
  • Sandry's Holy Coffee
  • Sammi Ohlson - Artist
  • We Each Belong


  • 48th Ward
  • Chicago Market - A Community Co-op
  • Chiro One Wellness
  • JVN Project
  • Rocket Tattoo
  • South-East Asia Center
  • The Gambacorta Law Office, LLC
  • The Institute of Cultural Affairs
  • Uptown United & Uptown Chamber


  • Fun & Free Kids Activities provided by Uptown Church & Bezazian Library PLUS free face painting!  

August 25th Entertainment Line-Up

  • 5:30pm: Drum Circle
  • 6pm-9pm: JVN Night featuring a variety of youth performers, hip hop artists, and friends of John Vietnam including Elephant Rebellion, Smiley Gatmouth, Tee Spirit, Crash Prez, Jezi, plus breakdancing & more!  

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