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Kodie Shane, CupcakKe & more added to LA Pride Festival Lineup (6/8-6/9)

Today, LA Pride announced the full lineup for this year’s LA Pride Festival with new additions including The VeronicasCristian Castro, Kodie Shane, CupcakKe, The Drums and more. The diverse all-star lineup also includes Meghan Trainor, Years & Years, Ashanti, Amara La Negra and more on June 8-9, 2019. 

If you’re interested in speaking with any performers either in advance of the festival or on-site, please send me your wish list and we can work to coordinate. As a reminder, everyone might not be available, but we’ll do our best to accommodate.

Please see the full lineup for the Festival and “Pride on the Boulevard” block party, below.  



LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2019 -Today, Christopher Street West (CSW), the 501(c)3 non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade in West Hollywood presented by Verizon, announced the full artist lineup for 2019 LA Pride Festival. Joining this year’s previously announced all-star lineup are a diverse group of artists including global Latin superstar Cristian Castro, the newest hip-hop queen CupcakKe,LGBTQ rapper and singer Kodie Shane, infectious indie pop group The Drums, Australian pop princesses The Veronicas and more. Previously announced performers for the LA Pride Festival, which takes place June 7-9 in West Hollywood Park, include headliners GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years and will be joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su. 

With an all new stage layout for 2019, all artists, regardless of genre, will be featured on two stages located inside the LA Pride Festival grounds. From hip-hop and pop to Latin and EDM, this year’s performers are coming together on both stages to celebrate this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE, which recognizes that the work the LGBTQ+ community does together ultimately makes it stronger and more resilient than ever before.

This year the organizers of the LA Pride Festival are also hosting the “Pride on the Boulevard” block party, which opens Pride to the entire Los Angeles community. “Pride on the Boulevard” is free to the general public and will include a vast array of local LGBTQ+ artists. Rising pop artist Bronze Avery, Sony Music recording artist DIIMOND, Latin performer and LGBTQ activist Heartthrob Rob, dance music’s go-to house super songstress Kaleena Zanders, Lesbian feminist and popstar Zolita, hip-hop goddess, the industry’s first Trans rap sensation Lady Londyn and more will take to the stage on Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente and Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Festival goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at lapride.org. General admission single-day tickets ($30) and weekend passes ($50) are still available. “Backstage VIP Experience” single-day tickets ($250) and weekend passes ($450) are also still available for purchase and include a dedicated VIP entrance to expedite festival entry, backstage access to the Park & Plaza Stages, two complimentary SKYY Vodka cocktails and a complimentary afternoon meal. Additionally, volunteers, who can donate four hours of their time to the celebration, receive complimentary tickets to the festival.

Ticket sales and proceeds from the LA Pride Festival support and fund the LA Pride Parade and CSW’s philanthropic efforts. This includes community-wide programs including Casa del Sol, a joint project with APLA Health that provides low-income housing to people living with HIV/AIDS, and PLATform, a policy, leadership, and advocacy training program to help amplify the voices of the transgender community. Additionally, proceeds benefit the USC GLASS Endowed Scholarship, a grant program awarded to students to help them conduct research affirming the important role the LGBTQ+ community plays in society today. Funds raised will also help CSW prepare for its 50th anniversary in 2020.

For more information about LA Pride including ticketing information and event updates, and to be added to our email, please visit lapride.org. Follow all LA Pride’s happenings on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Share your LA Pride experiences using #JUSTUNITE.

Christopher Street West engages with JJLA LLC in the event production and management of the LA PRIDE Festival & Parade. For more information on JJLA visit www.jj-la.com. LA Pride is made possible thanks to generous sponsorships from its corporate partners like Verizon and supports from the City of West Hollywood.

About Christopher Street West (CSW) & LA Pride

Christopher Street West (CSW), a 501(c)3 non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, we have built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Today, we continue to produce the globally-recognized LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. We also organize a number of events throughout the year with our non-profit, philanthropic, community, and corporate partners. Visit lapride.org for more information.

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