This article was published on October 9th, 2018
In the United States, Pride happens all year long, not just in June. Las Vegas Pride is right around the corner, and if there is one town that knows how to throw a good party, it’s Sin City! With more events, more newly announced A-list performers and appearances, and more opportunities to celebrate the love and inclusivity of the LGBT community, and the theme All We Need Is Love, Las Vegas Pride is heading the pack as the best pride festival, October 18-21, 2018.
It’s hard to do wrong when you start your Pride weekend out with a featured performance by Bianca del Rio. Arguably, currently the world’s most famous drag queen (Sorry Ru and Coco Peru), RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca del Rio has sold out shows across North America and recently just concluded a sold-out European tour. Now, Bianca del Rio brings her show Blame It On Bianca del Rio to the Zumanity Theater to open Las Vegas Pride, Thursday, October 18.
But the talent doesn’t stop there. There are new additions to the talent line up: Another Drag Race alumnus, Blair St. Clair will be performing on Saturday, October 20. A star of season 10, Blair St. Clair dropped her debut album, Call My Life in June of this year, and her single Now or Never hit the top 10 on iTunes dance charts. Also performing Saturday is Jaimie Wilson. Wilson is widely known on Instagram, where he publicly documents his life as a transitioning female to male.
Sunday, October 21, will feature two star stunning performances form extraordinary entertainers. Sean Van Der Wilt has worked with legends including Michael Jackson, Cher, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, and Usher. A triple threat performer, Sean Van Der Wilt mixes pop with dance and EDM to give a definitive sound to his music. His newest single WET, a dance pop anthem, will be one of the many high energy songs performed.
San Antonio-based drag queen Ada Vox wowed America earlier this year when she performed as the first drag performer on the newest season and reboot of American Idol. A top 14 contestant and semi-finalist, Ada Vox’s voice and standout numbers instantly made her an LGBT fan favorite. Vox will be performing on Sunday, October 21.
Don’t forget: at the festival, legendary pop singer and LGBT activist Betty Who will be headlining. With hits like Human Touch and I Love You Always and Forever, Betty Who will slay Las Vegas Pride! Musical comedy duo Superfruit will making everyone’s sides split with their hilarious routine of well-known songs and shows turned upside down. Vegas disco duo Goldboot will have a featured set as well, telling stories with songs and ballads into bops with making everyone want to dance.
Get your tickets now to the festival and all the fun events at Las Vegas Pride 2018: www.lasvegaspride.org.
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