This article was published on September 17th, 2019
As the cool fall air blankets the rest of the country, Palm Springs will still be serving up one hot Pride festival and weekend. A queer desert oasis in Southern California, Palm Springs is one of the gayist cities in America. There’s no Pride quite like Palm Springs Pride, and an A-list collection of talent will be included in the 2019 lineup of this year’s festivities.
“We’ve proud to present a diverse group of LGBTQ+ and allied performers taking the stage at the 2019 Palm Springs Pride Festival in downtown Palm Springs and the Gayborhood on Arenas Rd.,” said Ron deHarte, President and CEO of Greater Palm Springs Pride. “This unprecedented lineup has been made possible by the support from the City of Palm Springs, PS Resorts, Arenas District Merchants Association, and Bud Light.”
Palm Springs’ 33rd annual Pride Festival will feature the “best-selling American girl-group of all-time” TLC doing a 60 minute set on Saturday, November 2. TLC will be one of 100 acts at Palm Springs Pride’s action-packed weekend. TLC is known for their mega hits: “Creep”; “Waterfalls,” one of pop history’s most prominent HIV/AIDS-awareness anthems; “No Scrubs”; and “Unpretty,” a body-positive message that has inspired self-confidence for a generation. The 4-time Grammy winning group will be bringing it!
Millions of Moments of Pride is this year’s theme, and talent will be spread across the festival’s four stages. Heather Small, Kristine W, Maxine Nightingale, and BETTY are the featured lineup acts of the 2019 Palm Springs Pride Festival, November 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
M People singer Heather Small will join multi-Grammy-Award-winning international DJ Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones, Kristine W, the Queen of the 90’s dance music, and grammy nominated ICON Maxine Nightingale. The Arenas lineup includes the all-female Black Sabbitch, and the high-energy 80s Rock show, That ‘80s Band, among others.
New York City’s premier queer femme pop music duo Sateen alongside female pop band Betty from The L-Word, diva dancer Pepper MaShay, Ayline Artin, Torrey Mercer, Los Angeles-based comedian Jessica Inserra and London based Lucy Whittaker will be killing it on the new Pride stage on Palm Canyon Drive at Amado. Josh Zuckerman, MARY, pop singers Tara Macri and Isabelle, Ted Fox with Joe Musser and the Roadhouse Rebels, Dj Aaron C, Luka and closing headliner OneUP Duo – LGBTQ “Finalist’s” from NBC’s The VOICE ‘18 will be performing.
Ada Vox the drag queen top 8 finalist from American Idol ’18, will be returning to Palm Springs for the free Friday night Palm Canyon Street Party with Prince Poppycock – Fan favorite from America’s Got Talent. The party includes special performances from LA’s Z LaLa and the acoustic duo of James Sings… Olivia.
Recording Artist DJ Kidd Madonny, Drew G, Ray Rhodes, Paul Cowling, Ryan Skyy, Vaughn Avakian, and Eric Ornelas will usher in dancing all three days in the street with the new KGAY “Pride of the Valley” stage.
Palm Springs Pride emcees Bella da Ball and Alexander Rodriquez will be keeping it fresh all weekend long. There will be special performances that include the drag show Now Serving the Chilldren featuring Ongina, the flamboyant and fabulous ladies of Risqué, Happyforyou, DJs Jeffree, LA-based Autumn Leilani, Peter Barona, Michael mAr, Probe 7, as well as Krave and Culture’s fashion show.
Festival Returns to Palm Canyon Drive with new Sip, Sashay & Celebrate Event Zone
And there’s more. On the US Bank stage, look out for Keisha D, Cat Lyn Day as Marilyn, Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, Modern Men, Marina Mac, Steven Michael Dance Machine, Steven Fales, and Drag Kings Jesse Jones and Johnny Gentleman, and many local, up and coming talents who will be volunteering their time and performing for the crowds.
Stay tuned for more announcements as Palm Springs Pride Festival returns for a very fun, very queer weekend November 1-3, 2019.