AUSTIN, TX and NASHVILLE, TN (May 17, 2021) – The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are again joining forces to produce the second “Pride in Local Music” a live stream event, celebrating local music through the rainbow heartbeat of two great music cities. Presented by Dell Technologies with support from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, this dynamic experience to celebrate Pride will be held on the final day of Pride month, Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00 PM CST online at PrideInLocalMusic.com.
The showcase will feature the musical performances of five local artists from each city. Nashville artists include Shelly Fairchild featuring Alanna Royale, Adam Mac, John Tucker, The Blam Blams, and Bantug. Austin performers include Patrice Pike, Kenny Williams Trio, P1nkstar, Pleasure Venom, and Tina G. Iconic locations for performances in each city include Ryman Auditorium, The Grove, and Basement East in Nashville and Cheer Up Charlies, Tito's Showroom, and W Austin in Austin.
“After the success of Pride In Local last year, the way it brought together the community, our members, and our cities, all while celebrating Pride and LGBTQ+ artists; we were thrilled to bring it back and make it even bigger. This is a wonderful way to cap Pride month and support the work of the LGBT Chambers,” said Joe Woolley, CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to streaming via PrideInLocalMusic.com, the live stream can be accessed on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The concert will be FREE, but viewers are asked to consider a donation that will benefit each chamber's education initiatives. Viewing parties will be offered throughout each city for those wanting to venture out of their house. More information can be found at www.prideinlocalmusic.com/watch-parties.
Funds raised by “Pride in Local Music” will support the Austin LGBT Chamber Education Fund and the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation.
“The music and entertainment industry is a vital component of the LGBTQ+ business community,” voiced Tina Cannon, Executive Director of Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Music Venues and performing arts spaces were among the first to be closed and will be among the last to reopen, which is why we feel highlighting this industry is so important at this time. Working together with Nashville, we are combining 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 Handmade Vodka, and Visit Austin and Visit Music City. The festival is being produced by Good Neighbor Festivals and Make Every Media with support from Austin LGBT Chamber volunteer Todd Hogan-Sanchez.
To stay up to date on all the latest news for “Pride in Local Music” presented by Dell, including viewing parties, headliners, artists, and how to donate, visit PrideInLocalMusic.com and follow @NashLGBTCC and @AustinLGBTBiz on Instagram.
SPONSORS: “Pride in Local Music” is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor Dell Technologies; Supporting Sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Stage Sponsors: Goodwill, Music City Prep Clinic, Ryman Hospitality, and STG Design; and General Sponsors: Montucky Cold Snacks, Duke Energy, Lee Pfund Village Real Estate, Texas Gas Service, Ally Medical, Covert Ford, and Signature Care Emergency Center.
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 the Austin LGBT Chamber Education Fund
The mission of the Austin LGBT Chamber Education fund is to invest in the education, job training, and career opportunities of a diverse group of LGBT+ individuals who have the capacity and vision to be prominent business leaders working to create a better world for all.
About the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation
The Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation educates, inspires, and empowers our individual, small business, corporate, nonprofit members, and the community-at-large: who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society.