Held annually at the end of Pride Month, the long-running Nashville Pride Festival is an important celebration of our city’s LGBTQ+ community, and has, since beginning with a parade in 1988, grown to become a huge and revelrous affair, complete with performances from big-name national musical acts and local favorites alike. This weekend, the festival returns to Public Square Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 & 23, and will again feature the annual Equality Walk, activities for attendees of all ages, hundreds of local venders, VIP areas and lounges, a dance tent, and, of course, a main stage for live music.
Pride always hosts great artists, with past years boasting the likes of Vanessa Carlton, En Vogue, St. Lucia, Betty Who, Julien Baker, Lizzo, Big Freedia, and Wilson Phillips, but this year might just have the festival’s coolest lineup yet, with today’s announcement of 2019 performers TLC, Neon Trees, Madame Gandhi, Cakes Da Killa, Brandon Stansell, Brody Ray, Taco Mouth, The Blam Blams, Myylo, Spazz Cardigan, Mikala Jones, Jess Coppens, Adam Mac, Shelly Fairchild, Houston Kendrick, Sisters Mann, DJ Remedy, DJ Chris Spear, DJ Aazera, Joy Oladokun, Kate Yeager, Chris and Scogtt, ViRAGO, Jenna McDaniel, Clinton John, Mercy Bell, Liede, Sarah Stawski, and many, many more!
At just $10, general admission weekend tickets are a steal, or, if you want the full experience, several VIP levels are also available, all right here. Additionally, you can get single-day tickets for only $5 at the gate. A fun and, of course, diverse festival that manages to find a very cool niche apart from other June events like CMA Fest and Bonnaroo, Pride is a must-see event no matter where you fall on the spectrum of gender or sexuality, and with a musical lineup this good, it’s the best year ever to join the celebration.
Check out the full entertainment schedule, plus a preview of just a few of this year’s fantastic performers, head to Nashville Pride’s site for additional details, daily schedules, and the full, updated performance lineup, download the Nashville Pride mobile app for the latest updates, and be sure to follow them on social media for weather updates. Happy Pride!
TLC | Sunday
NEON TREES | Saturday
MADAME GANDHI | Saturday
CAKES DA KILLA | Sunday
BRANDON STANSELL | Saturday
MYYLO | Sunday
The 31st annual Nashville Pride Festival will take place Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, 23 at Public Square Park. The event is all ages, begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday, and weekend tickets are available to purchase for $10-150 (or for $5 per day at the gate).