The Atlanta Pride Committee (APC) announced highlights today for their entertainment line-up for the 2019 Atlanta Pride Festival.
This year, the festival will once again feature entertainment on the Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nissan stages. All three stages will be filled with a wide range of talent, with offerings to satisfy almost any palate! Including, fresh from his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show, MAX, to perennial favorites, the Michel Jons Band, the stages will be hopping all weekend! If that isn't enough, we've got DJ's, a queer variety show, drag queen story hour and more!
The eclectic array of talent includes singer-song writer, Daya, whose hit "Insomnia," is sure to be a part of the set list along with 5th Harmony alum, Ally Brooke who joins us after a stint on Dancing with the Stars. Others include Stoni Taylor and Exquisite Gender.
Closing out the weekend on the main stage, is the Starlight Cabaret. This show is the LARGEST drag show in the South Eastern United States. The Starlight Cabaret boasts 25 to 30 drag acts at the top of their craft that live and work in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our drag entertainers pull out all the stops with amazing costumes, and fierce productions. It is an extreme honor to be a part of this show, as each entertainer is hand selected and cast by the co-show directors, Genre Monster and Phoenix. Thousands of people from all walks of life gather under the stars to witness this hugely anticipated show every year with the main theme being LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Please join us as the stars come out on Sunday, you never know what you will see!
Another exciting element is the Shooting Stars show! Atlanta has so much drag talent, and just not enough room to house it all under one show. We believe in showcasing as much talent and entertainment as we can, and there just wasn't enough room in one show, so the Shooting Stars Cabaret was born. This show gives the opportunity for up and coming drag entertainers in the Atlanta Metropolitan area the opportunity to be showcased during the festival. It was well received in its inaugural 2018 year, and this year will be even better! The Shooting Stars Cabaret, taking place late Saturday afternoon on the Heineken stage, features both a hand selected and auditioned cast of 20-25 drag entertainers.
APC Executive Director, Jamie Fergerson, said of the schedule, "Each year, we strive to include talent from across the community, that provides a wide range of entertainment for festival goers. 2019's lineup does not disappoint!"
She continued, "It is important for us to remind everyone, as we do each year that while many other large Pride celebrations have moved to ticketing portions of their festival, thanks to the support of Atlanta's LGBTQ community and our sponsors alike, we can stay true to our commitment of keeping the festival and our entertainment free of charge."
Please thank these sponsors for their continued support of Atlanta Pride:
AT&T, CBS46 & Peachtree TV, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Delta Airline, Heineken, iHeartMedia, InterContinental Hotels Group, MailChimp, Marriott
Smirnoff Vodka, Georgia Aquarium, Grady
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Georgia Voice, Homoculture, Nissan, PNC, State Farm
Gayborhood, Comcast, Edge Media, Gilead, Jägermeister, Kaiser Permanente, Nike, Peach Media, Scruff, Siemens, Slalom, T-Mobile, truth, UPS
Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United, BABE Wine, Bank of America, Blackrock, Carvana, Crook & Marker, Frida Kahlo Tequila, Greystar, Piedmont Hospital, Project Q, Qgenda, SunTrust, Uber, Verizon, Walgreens, WellStar
The Nissan Stage is located in Mayors Grove across from our Purple Market section. The Heineken Stage is located on Oak Hill between the Charles Allen and 12th Street park entrances, and the Coca-Cola Stage is located at the top of the Meadow at 10th St. near the Charles Allen Gate, all within Piedmont Park.
A partial line-up of the Coca-Cola, Heineken and Nissan Stages is included below. For detailed show times, download the Atlanta Pride Mobile Application available up-to-the-minute programming.