Pridefest main stage performers

Dawn Freeman

Ohio native Dawn Freeman is quickly making a name for herself. A versatile singer, she combines her style of soul, pop and jazz to share her message. Dawn writes from the heart with positive lyrics with love songs that relate to all. By the time Dawn was four years old she was being exposed to influences ranging from Natalie Cole, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke and her favorite artist, Prince. She captivates her audience with her unique, divine vocals and is indeed an artist to watch for. Dawn is working on her first album to be released in summer of 2007.

Eric Dennis Band

The Nashville based pop/rock outfit, "Eric Dennis Band," combines high-energy groove based percussion, driving guitars, funky bass lines, and an impressive 2 1/2 octave vocal range. "If Maroon 5 and the Black Crowes got in a fist fight, the only thing left standing would be The Eric Dennis Band." To hear some music from this amazing band visit

Tommy Keenum

Since moving to Nashville a decade ago, singer/saxophonist/percussionist Tommy Keenum has lent his soulful touch to a wide range of live shows including David Mead, Bobby Bare Jr., The Bees, and Steff Mahan. He is also a charter member of the hugely successful band of Nashville glitterati that is Guilty Pleasures. With the release of his first solo record last year, Keenum’s unique style was placed front and center. Produced by Bees frontman Daniel Tashian, Sentimental Jamboree is packed with fresh takes on a delightful assortment of writers from Isaac Hayes to Nick Drake and is the perfect showcase for Keenum’s lush vocals and lyrical sax work. Jack Silverman of the Nashville Scene called Sentimental Jamboree “great bedroom listening that goes even deeper than that, probing themes of love more from the spirit than the body.”

His self-penned new release Time Marches On builds on the same pop/jazz dreaminess while the songs chart one man’s journey to grow up, get real, and live with passion and integrity. For more info go to   

Wall of Jules

Power rock trio. All girls. All energy. All the time. A rare mix of raw talent, 70’s music obsession, and gosh darn it, people like them. Wall of Jules always brings the party and is the kind of band you wish you were in. Wall of Jules consists of: Cindy Finkle (Fink) - "guitar, songs, diva: East coast kid, red-headed ball of fury, Guitar-slingin’ Mama who will take your head off if you’re not paying attention;" Susan Charnley (Charn) - "bass, cool: D.C. girl, predator by day, rock star by night, ’78 P-bass is choice of weapon, will take that lead, thank you very much;" and Nancy Gardner (Nanc) - "kit, glue: South Carolina chick, remember those clear vista –lites? She does. Now she’s a Gretsch Girl with a kit in every room." 

Jane Dupree

Spinning everything from electro to house and techno, Jane Dupree has been a staple of the Nashville dance music scene for almost a decade. DJ Jane Dupree born as Bridgett Hardville began DJ-ing in 1999 as college radio DJ and host of HouseNation on 88.3FM WMTS. Her love and passion for electronic music was the driving force behind each mix. Ms. Dupree’s performances deliver captivating and hypnotizing mixes and always leaves dance floors begging for more.

She has shared the stage with international DJs and artists such as Bad Boy Bill, Richard Humpty Vision, Charles Feelgood, Terrance Parker Jr., Frankie Vega, Annalyze, Junior Vasquez, Karl Amaria, Derek Plaslaiko, Robert Armani, Paul Anthony, Agent Orange, Jen Lasher, Kazell, Gabriel Palomo, Reid Speed, Circuit Breaker, BT, Gant Garrard, Jen Mas, John B, and Do of DJ Sammy.

Ms. Jane has held a top 5 spot of the Nashville DJ list at for the past 3 years. Jane was recently featured in the April issue of Ozone magazine. Jane is a member of DJ collectives Dancin Afterdark, Female Pressure,, and SoulFlip Records.

Currently Jane is working on original music, remix projects, and a new mix cd. This summer she will go on her first national tour. For the latest news about Jane Dupree please visit,, or

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

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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