"Pride in Local Music" to Premiere on Friday, June 26

A one-night-only Livestream event from Austin & Nashville supporting LGBTQ+ Artists.

AUSTIN, TX and NASHVILLE, TN (June 10th, 2020) – The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you “Pride in Local Music” presented by Dell Technologies, a one-night-only livestream event celebrating music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music. This dynamic experience to celebrate Pride month will be held on Friday, June 26th at 6:00 PM CST at PrideInLocalMusic.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

“Parades and festivals might have been canceled but you can’t cancel the spirit of Pride that the LGBTQ+ community shares every June.  With fewer performing opportunities, we wanted to find a way to support the LGBTQ+ artists who are the cultural heartbeat of each of our cities,’ said Joe Woolley, CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

The evening will raise funds for LGBTQ+ artists in both Austin through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Nashville through the Music Health Alliance.

“LGBTQ+ business leaders coming together to support the LGBTQ+ community is what our Chambers were created to do.” Added Tina Cannon, Executive Director of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, “Working together, we’re going to combine the talent of two of the greatest musical communities in the world to produce an amazing live show that directly supports LGBTQ+ artists.”

The entire event is made possible by generous support from the presenting sponsor Dell Technologies, Tito's Vodka, and Visit Austin and Visit Music City. The festival is being produced by Good Neighbor Festivals and Louie Carr from Own Path Media Group.

To stay up to date on all the latest news for Pride in Local Music presented by Dell, including headliners, artists, and how to donate, visit PrideInLocalMusic.org and follow @NashLGBTCC and @AustinLGBTBiz on Instagram.

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About the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Austin LGBT Chamber, founded in 1997 works to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBT and ally businesses. More info at austinlgbtchamber.com

About the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Nashville LGBT Chamber advocates and educates on behalf of our individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society. More info at nashvillelgbtchamber.org 

About Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

We provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s low-income working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness. We have helped over 5,300 musicians access over $73 million dollars in healthcare value since we began in 2005. These include routine dental work, doctor visits, and prescriptions, psychiatric counseling sessions, eye exams, out-patient procedures, specialist referrals, hearing screenings, and more. More info at myhaam.org

Music Health Alliance

Music Health Alliance’s COVID-19 Relief provides direct support for the immediate needs of music industry professionals and their families during this public health crisis through relief grants, simplified solutions, and a comprehensive database of resources. MHA has been selected as a partner in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project.  This means that Spotify is matching donations up to a collective total of $10 million to amplify their partner organizations’ COVID-19 relief efforts. Based in Nashville, MHA has provided free healthcare advocacy and support to more than 11,000 music industry members and saved the music community more than $50,000,000 nationwide by providing advocacy and access to lifesaving transplants, medicine, mental health resources, end of life care and many other necessary services to Heal The Music.  More info at https://www.musichealthalliance.com

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