Performers to watch for at the 2018 Nashville Pride festival

This year's Nashville Pride Festival—which will take place Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville—has an entertainment lineup that includes performances from 1990's pop trio Wilson Phillips, along with JoJo, Taylor Bennett, Chely Wright, Steve Grand, FLETCHER and many more. 

On Saturday, the festival kicks off with the Equality Walk at 10:00 a.m., following which attendees can enjoy performances across the festivals four stages: the Nissan Main Stage, which opens with two Nashville-based acts, synth-pop group, John Cyrus, and Nashville native (unicorn) and emerging hip-hop artist, Gifted Queen; the RNBW Nash Songwriters Stage which features singer-songwriters from Music City’s LGBTQ community; a stage dedicated to drag performers from around the region; and a full day of music from DJs from WXNA. 

Saturday’s Nissan Main Stage lineup includes chart-topping country musician and social activist, Chely Wright (“Shut Up and Drive”, “Single White Female”), Nashville-via-Sweden producer Andreas Moss (“Thinking Bout You”, “Stuck in My Feelings”), rising pop singer FLETCHER (“War Paint”, “Wasted Youth”, “Live Free Die Young”), emerging hip-hop star and younger brother to Chance the Rapper, Taylor Bennett, and Saturday’s Nissan Main Stage headliner, JoJo (“Leave (Get Out)”, “Too Little Too Late”, “Vibe”, “F*ck Apologies”). 

The festival continues on Sunday with performances on the Nissan Main Stage from Nashville’s own Katie Pruitt (“Loving Her”), a special performance from Becca Mancari (“Summertime Mama”) and Lavender Country (Nashville Pride 2017 Trailblazer Award-winner and queer country icon), soul crooner Desi Valentine (“Fate Don’t Know You”), pop star Steve Grand  (“All American Boy”, “Look Away”), and of course Sunday’s Nissan Main Stage headliner—Wilson Phillips (“Hold On”, “Release Me”, “You’re in Love” — and so many more). 

Tickets and festival information—including the functionality for attendees to create a custom schedule—are available through the Nashville Pride app, available for iOS and Android, or by visiting Daily passes are $5.00 for the general public, weekend and VIP passes are on sale now. 

The 2018 Nashville Pride Festival is presented by Bridgestone and supported by Nissan, Genesco, Journeys, Vanderbilt Health, Jack Daniels, Dollar General, Tribe, Bud Light, Play Dance Bar, Curb Records, el Jimador, AARP, Absolut Vodka, Opry Mills Mall, Ron Sanford Productions, Vanderbilt University, First Tennessee Bank, Barefoot Wine, Cummins, Dell, TFS, Village Real Estate, Charleston Mix, Lyft, Baker Donelson, The Mockingbird, US Bank, Frothy Monkey, Schaffer Law Firm, Dahlia, Out & About Nashville, Nashville Scene, The East Nashvillian, DO 615, and Focus. 






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