NASHVILLE, TN (January 29, 2019) — Coming off a record-breaking 2018 Festival, the 2019 Nashville Pride Festival returns to Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 22nd, and Sunday, June 23rd.
In June 1969 outside a New York City bar, LGBT community members stood up to discrimination and started the modern day LGBT rights movement. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, Nashville Pride is proud to announce The Nashville Pride Parade. Over 100 floats, vehicles, bands, walkers and much more will travel down Nashville’s famous Broadway between 8th and 2nd Avenues, starting 10 A. M., Saturday, June 22nd.
The 31st annual Nashville Pride Festival will take place in Public Square Park on Saturday, June 22nd (10 am - 9 pm) and Sunday, June 23rd (12 pm - 6 pm). The festival is expected to draw over 40,000 people and will feature more than 200, three stages with local and national touring acts, kids and family zone, youth area, dance tent, and more.
Nashville Pride has also revealed its updated individual donor program, Friends of Nashville Pride. Community members and donors support pride throughout the year by donating either $10 or $25 a month. Donors receive exclusive access and discounted tickets to Pride events and the festival.
Matthew Gann, president of Nashville Pride, noted that “Nashville Pride is a celebration for family, friends, and the entire community. We are proud to dedicate our 31st year in Nashville by paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, a rebellion led by our transgender, gay and queer brothers and sisters in New York City in 1969 that was instrumental in the modern fight for LGBTQ equality and rights."
The Nashville Pride Festival is proudly supported in part by Bridgestone, Nissan, Dollar General, AllianceBernstein, Genesco, Journeys, Vanderbilt Health, Philips, Vanderbilt University, First Tennessee Bank, Curb Records, as well as our individual donors and festival vendors.
Nashville Pride, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by an all-volunteer board, strongly encourages community involvement and feedback. Monthly board meetings are open to the public.
More information about Nashville Pride, including vendor applications, parade applications, corporate sponsorships, meeting information, and Friends of Nashville Pride program, can be found at nashvillepride.org.