“Pride in Local Music” To Premiere On Friday, June 26

The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you “Pride in Local Music” presented by Dell Technologies, a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music. This dynamic experience to celebrate Pride month will be held on Friday, June 26th at 6:00 PM CST at PrideInLocalMusic.org and on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Hosted by Maggie Rose and Gina Chavez, the evening will raise funds for LGBTQ+ artists in both Austin through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Nashville through the Music Health Alliance. Performances from local artists in Austin include Gina ChavezAlesia LaniNakiaFuvk and Mama Duke. Performances from local artists in Nashville include Alanna RoyaleBrody RayJoy OladokunMaggie RoseJaime Wyatt and Tayls. All live performances will be streamed from beloved and iconic venues in both cities including 3Ten ACL Live, Antone’s Nightclub and Waterloo Records in Austin, and Grimey’s Record StoreExit/In and Bluebird Café in Nashville.

“Austin and Nashville are two of our home towns with vibrant small business communities, and we are so PROUD to support this exciting event.” said Erik Day, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Small Business, Dell Technologies. “Dell Technologies’ relationship with the National and Local Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce is critical to our purpose and delivering on our Small Business strategy. Ensuring minority-owned businesses are given the same resources as every business is more important now than ever, and we are thrilled to be joining in to celebrate the resiliency of our small businesses in these amazing cities!”

The entire event is made possible by generous support from the presenting sponsor Dell Technologies, Tito's Vodka, STG Design, Dog and a Duck and Visit Austin and Visit Music City. The festival is being produced by Good Neighbor Festivals and Louie Carr from Own Path Media Group.

To stay up to date on all the latest news for Pride in Local Music presented by Dell, including headliners, artists and how to donate, visit PrideInLocalMusic.org and follow @NashLGBTCC and @AustinLGBTBiz on Instagram.

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