Nashville Pride welcomes Festival visitors

Welcome to Pride Month!

On behalf of the entire Pride Board and Committees, welcome to the 23rd annual Nashville Pride Festival. The all-volunteer board has been working since the close of last year’s festival to bring you an action-packed, exciting Pride Month and Festival.

This year’s festival returns to Riverfront Park for the third consecutive year. The city of Nashville, including the Mayor’s office and Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been big a supporter of the growing festival.  The Riverfront location has been key to our success over the past two years.  The visibility and increased support from sponsors continues to help us provide a better festival for the entire community.

The 2011 festival will feature three stages with all day entertainment, over 100 vendors and mobile food vendors and street performers. Our mission is to maintain a sense of community and awareness for and about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and culture throughout Middle Tennessee. This year, influential leaders and citizens of Nashville stood up and passed important laws to protect the rights of the GLBT community and that alone should give us something to celebrate.  As a community we must work together and work with our allies to continue to improve the lives for all Middle Tennesseans.

We want to extend a special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Hallmark Volkswagen. The festival could not take place without the support of our many sponsors including Tribe and Play Dance Bar, Bridgestone, Cracker Barrel, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Svedka, Bud Lite, XO Communications, Dresher & Sharp PC., Out & About Newspaper and many more. See them all on our festival map on page 24 & 25 of the Pride Guide and be sure to reciprocate the support they’ve given to the GLBT community.      

Jack Davis
Nashville Pride

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Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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