“Our goal is to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all individuals, and the Pride Festival is a wonderful celebration of inclusion,” said Thomas Pierce, Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) May 22, 2018
The Grand Rapids Pride Center, a local non-profit organization that empowers the West Michigan LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness, will be hosting the 30th Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 12pm (noon) to 10:00pm at Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Avenue.
The event, featuring a “30 & Fabulous” theme in honor of its 30th year, will feature live musical performances, a street fair with local vendors, family-friendly activities, food and beer tents, and a drag show.
“Our team is so excited to celebrate the 30th year of this amazing event,” said Thomas Pierce, Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center. “Our goal is to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all individuals, and the Pride Festival is a wonderful celebration of inclusion.”
The main attraction for this year’s Pride Festival will be the musical performances from festival co-headliners Betty Who, an Australian singer-songwriter best known for her 2016 hit single “I Love You Always Forever”, and chart-topping R&B/Pop group En Vogue, one of the top 5 highest-selling American female music groups in history that has sold more than 20 million albums to date. David Hernandez, the former American Idol finalist who has appeared on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, MTV’s TRL and more, will also be performing at this year’s festival.
The performance schedule is as follows:
- 6:10 p.m. – David Hernandez
- 6:55 p.m. – Drag show
- 7:45 p.m. – Betty Who
- 8:35 p.m. – Drag show
- 9:10 p.m. – En Vogue
Tickets for the festival are $8 for General Admission and $50 for VIP. The VIP tickets provide festival-goers with access to the VIP lounge, appetizers and a complimentary drink, and front-stage up-close access to all entertainment. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.grpride.org/festival or day-of at the event. All proceeds from the event will support the Grand Rapids Pride Center.
About Grand Rapids Pride Center
Sanctioned in 1988 as The Lesbian Gay Community Network, The Grand Rapids Pride Center (GRPC) strives to empower West Michigan’s LGBTQ community through supportive services and awareness. GRPC aims to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive community that supports all LGBTQ individuals. The organization hosts several support groups, community education and sensitivity trainings, and leadership and volunteer opportunities. For more information on the Grand Rapids Pride Center, visit: grpride.org.