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Across the U.S. during the month of June, big cities stage their annual Pride festivals to honor the history and celebrate what it is to have Pride. Here are some of them below.
Capital Pride Alliance’s Celebration 2018 culminates in its festival and three-stage concert on Pennsylvania Ave., headlined by pop superstar Alessia Cara and acclaimed club artist Troye Sivan, winner of two GLAAD Media Awards.
Pride Rocks PGH is a two-night concert event and a new addition to this year’s Pittsburgh Pride, which takes place June 1-10. Headlining Friday’s opening installment are Troye Sivan and German pop artist Kim Petras, who came under media scrutiny in her early teens when she spoke publicly about her gender transition.
The 2018 LA Pride Festival welcomes Kehlani as its Park Stage headliner on Saturday, with Tove Lo taking over the coveted spot for Sunday’s performance. Other performers include rapper Eve; Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop; R&B singer-songwriter, actress, and philanthropist Keri Hilson; and Latin sensation Natalia Jiménez.
Pop queen JoJo, who burst onto the scene with her breakout single at just 13 years old, rules the mainstage, succeeded by inimitable new-wavers The B-52s the following night.
R&B singer-songwriter Mya and groundbreaking rocker Belinda Carlisle join a lineup of more than 20 artists at Chicago Pride Fest 2018.
Atlanta Pride presents rock legends Blondie in an exclusive, one-night performance ahead of the city’s annual Pride Festival in October.
Grammy-winning country music legend LeAnn Rimes headlines Wonderland, Pride Houston’s 2018 LGBT Pride Celebration.
Nashville Pride features four performance stages at its 2018 festival, with main stage artists including JoJo, Taylor Bennett (younger brother of Chance the Rapper), and Wilson Phillips.
PrideFest, the culmination of more than a week of Pride events, will be hosted by comedian Ross Maxwell with headline performances by Australian songstress Kylie Minogue and actor and singer Alex Newell. Newell stepped into the national spotlight with his role as Glee’s Unique Adams, followed by his Broadway debut in December 2017.
Four-time Grammy winners and R&B legends TLC finally reunite at San Diego Pride on Sunday, joining the festival’s more than 100 performers across all genres of music and dance.
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