NASHVILLE, TN (July 14, 2021) — The 32nd Annual Nashville Pride Festival presented by Bridgestone and Nissan is proud to announce the Equality Main Stage entertainment line up including Salt N Pepa, Kim Petras, Orville Peck, The Aces, Tommy Genesis, Brooke Eden, Dominique Morgan, and more are scheduled to perform throughout the weekend.
This year’s Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Downtown Nashville. The Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 am starting at 2nd and Union. Tickets and festival information are available by visiting NashvillePride.org.
In 2019 over 75,000 people gathered to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. The festival features over 225 vendors, food trucks, 3 stages of live entertainment, kids and family area, youth area and much more over two full days. Nashville’s own LGBTQIA+ artists will be well represented on the festival’s multiple stages, with performances from Tayls, Freak Daddy, Mike Maimone, Mercy Bell, Andrea Moss, Vyrgo and more.
Salt N Pepa - Salt-N-Pepa have sold over 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling rap acts of all time, male or female. The group has been nominated for a Grammy Award several times. They won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for their song "None of Your Business", making them one of the first female rap acts to win a Grammy Award, along with Queen Latifah, who won during the same year. Their success in rap and hip-hop culture has earned them the honorific title "The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop".
Kim Petras - In 2019 Kim Petras released a collection of digital singles which would later comprise her unofficial body of work known as Era 1. Petras released her debut album, Clarity, on June 28, 2019. Clarity received acclaim from music critics, reached number seven on the Heatseekers Chart, and number 26 on the Independent Albums chart. Following this, Petras released a Halloween-themed album Turn Off the Light in October 2019. In 2020, Petras saw international chart success with her singles "Malibu" and "Broken Glass", the latter being a collaboration with Kygo.
Orville Peck - Orville Peck is a country musician based in Canada. He wears a fringed mask and has never shown his face publicly. He released his debut album Pony in 2019, followed by the EP Show Pony the next year. In April 2021, Peck was featured on American drag queen and singer Trixie Mattel's EP, Full Coverage, Vol 1. He appeared on the song "Jackson", a duet cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash's "Jackson."  In June, he was revealed to be the sixth artist on Lady Gaga's upcoming album Born This Way The Tenth Anniversary, with Peck reimagining the song "Born This Way" in a country style.
The Aces - The Aces are an American alternative pop band from Provo, Utah. The band has four members: guitarist Katie Henderson, bassist McKenna Petty, and sisters Alisa Ramirez and Cristal Ramirez. Their first single as The Aces, "Stuck", was released in 2016, eventually reaching #38 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in late 2017. 2020 saw the release of their sophomore album, Under My Influence. Their latest single “Don’t Freak” was released earlier this year.
Tommy Genesis - Tommy Genesis is a Canadian rapper, model, and visual artist. In 2016, Dazed magazine described her as "the internet's most rebellious underground rap queen". Her music incorporates an experimental style and often sexual verses. Her debut album titled Tommy Genesis was released in November 2018. Her latest single "peppermint" dropped in 2021.
Brooke Eden - Lauded for her commanding stage presence and brassy straight-shooting style, vocal powerhouse Brooke Eden flaunts a sassy flare in her trio of new songs that vulnerably detail her journey to love. Championed by Billboard as a “fiery country star-in-the-making,” Eden pairs her honest songwriting with punchy tracks from producer Jesse Frasure (Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Like, Little Big Town) to deliver her most authentic work yet.
Select artists are available for interviews upon request. Please reach out to Sam Parker - firstname.lastname@example.org for interview inquiries.
Full Entertainment Lineup:
Salt N Pepa, Kim Petras, Orville Peck, The Aces, Tommy Genesis, Brooke Eden, Dominique Morgan, Andreas Moss, Mercy Bell, Virgo, Paige Beller, Mike Maimone, Freak Daddy, Tayls, Lexy Dunn, Coleman X, Kentucky Gentleman, Lila McCann, Angie K, Sinclaire, Rosemary Joaquin, Shelly Fairchild, Woods Weston, Gina Venier, Adam Mac, Zach Day, Whitney Fenimore, Josey Omo, Sonia Leigh, The Low Blow, Karegan, Ken Dartanyan / Taniah Dubois Dickerson / Lana Illusion / Lil Easy / Jordan Allen / Trey Alize / Shay Brewer / Candi Stratton Abs Hart / CoCo Bardot / Vita VonTesse Starr / Angel Taylor / Johnny Boi / BeBe Alexander / DivaQueen Productions / Grayson Hale / Vivica Versace / Vanity / Jaxson Stone / Veronica Paige / Kyle Reed / Veronica Electronica / The 615 Platinum Show Stoppers / Briana Micah / Tarte Nouveau / Sapphire Starlington Michael Kane / Mahogany Campbell / Ceazia Giovanni Kreshe / Shonn Munro Dupree / Mya Campbell / A’Jiyan Avionne Dickerson / Yasmine K. Nicole / Griffin Green / The Newly Crowned Mr. & Mrs. Nashville Pride 2021 / and more
The 2021 Nashville Pride Festival is presented by Bridgestone and Nissan and supported by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Music City Prep Clinic, Absolut, Dollar General, AllianceBernstein, Vanderbilt Univeristy Medicial Center, Jack Daniels, Amazon, Virgin Hotels Nashville, MARS Petcare, Bearded Iris Brewing, Asurion, Ranch Water, Curb Records, Kroger, Tribe, Play Dance Bar, LP Building Solutions, Smile Direct Club, News 4 Nashville WSMV, 107.5 The River/iHeartRadio, Cummins, Gay Beer, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Baker Donelson, Diskin Cider, The East Nashvillian, The General Insurance, US Bank, Cigna, Larabar, Renewal by Andersen and Power Home Remodeling.