Christopher Street West (CSW), the 501(c)3 non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade, has just announced a diverse group of LGBTQ+ and allied performers set to take the stage at the 2019 LA Pride Festival.
GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline this year’s must-attend festival on June 8-9 and will be joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced.
Regardless of genre, this year’s performers will come together on the Festival’s two main stages and embrace this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE.
LA Pride’s 2019 #JUSTUNITE theme makes a simple, yet powerful statement: that the work the LGBTQ+ community does together is ultimately what will make it stronger and more resilient than ever before. The theme is not only a nod to the Pride movement’s storied history of pioneers and activists who paved the way for the rights LGBTQ+ people have today, but it also is a reminder that the fight for equality is still far from over. LA Pride has embraced this rich history as the fuel to inspire, motivate and drive the LGBTQ+ community to its next chapter.
Additionally, for the first time, the LA Pride Festival is expanding onto Santa Monica Boulevard with Pride on the Boulevard, a free block party that will allow guests to gather and watch local performers on both Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The block party will be located on Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente and Robertson Boulevards and is accessible to everyone as a great way to unite and celebrate together.
To create even more free opportunities for the community to participate in LA Pride, a new Friday night program has been added to the festival on June 7 at West Hollywood Park. The free evening will feature:
An Official Opening Ceremony including a diverse mix of community and spiritual leaders and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community
A combination of entertainment, including a WeHo Vogue Ball & Drag Show, a night of dancing, music from local DJs and special surprise guests.
For more information about LA Pride, including ticketing information and event updates, please visit lapride.org.