Proceeds benefit the Grand Rapids Pride Center's Safe & Supported Program

A dollar of every ticket sale benefits the Orlando, Pulse LGBTQ Nightclub victims

The Grand Rapids Pride Center is proud to have the Grammy-Award Nominee and star of the Broadway Hit "Josephine" Deborah Cox headlining our festival! 

Along with GLEE's Alex Newell as Emcee and Host, Featuring the Billboard Independent Album Artist Chart topper Steve Grand. With performances by the Rumors House Divas, Lipstick Jodi and more...

 

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John an Tim Rice’s musical, Alda. Her platinum selling debut album Deborah Cox earned her an American Music Award nomination. She won her first of 3 Juno Awards including a Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. From her second CD One Wish, came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single 14 consecutive weeks and earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Soul Train Award, A Lady Of Soul Award, Best Female Vocalist Juno nomination and a Billboard Music Award Nomination for R&B Single Of The Year. The Canadian born star has an impressive list of #1 Billboard hit records, including twelve #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. In 2000 Cox collaborated with Whitney Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for Houston’s Greatest Hits CD. Cox has been recognized for her longstanding commitment to various social issues in the LGBTQ community.

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, "AIDA".

Her platinum selling debut album "DEBORAH COX" earned her an American Music Award nomination. She won her first of 3 Juno Awards including a "Female Vocalist of the Year" nomination. From her second CD "ONE WISH", came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single 14 consecutive weeks and earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, a Soul Train Award, A Lady Of Soul Award, "Best Female Vocalist" Juno nomination and a Billboard Music Award Nomination for R&B Single Of The Year.

The Canadian born star has an impressive list of #1 Billboard hit records, including twelve #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. In 2000 Cox collaborated with Whitney Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for Houston’s Greatest Hits CD. Cox has been recognized for her longstanding commitment to various social issues in the LGBTQ community.

Grand Rapids Pride Concert Line Up

Hosted All Day and Night by Alex Newell!

  • 12pm Street Festival Opens. Music, food, vendors, photo booths, youth activities, performances by Aerial 4 Me and more...

  • 3pm Pride Concert Opening Ceremony with Mayor Rosalynn Bliss & Pride Committee Thank You

  • 3:11 West Michigan Gay Men's Chorus

  • 3:15 Musician, James Taylor Jr

  • 4:05 Musician, Nate Altena

  •  4:40 Musician, Eric Tempelaere

  • 5:15 Musician, Drew Alkema

  • 5:40 The Inaugural "Milt Lennox Community Award" Presentation to Ed Ladner

  • "Pride Award" Presentation to Arbor Circle & 

  • 5:45 Musician, Dylan Holmes

  • 6:15 Rumors House Divas- Yolanda Del Fierce, Dice Santana, and Tequila Sanchez

  • 6:30 Lipstick Jodi

  • 7:00 Tribute to the Orlando Pulse LGBTQ Nightclub victims with Jolene June

  • 7:15 Rumors House Divas- Anna Mossity, Kylee Starr, and Karina Passion

  • 7:30 Steve Grand

  • 8:15 Rumors House Divas- Dymond Denae, Batty Davis, and Jasinya Sanchez

  • 8:30 Deborah Cox!!!

  • 9:00 Rumors House Divas- Elektra, Salvia, and Gabriella Stratton

Followed by a DJ Dance Party to take you through the night


Alex Newell's voice makes the heart swell: it's a clean, undiluted instrument of joy, a voice that soars with the history of classic dance music and the freshness of modern pop. Newell's voice has always radiated warmth and energy, from his days in the church choir and local musicals to his acclaimed stint on Glee, to his music career launched alongside legends like Nile Rodgers and Diane Warren. The 22-year-old is about to become ubiquitous has a multifaceted, innovative entertainer, with a flair for acting and dancing to match his remarkable vocal ability. In any medium, Alex Newell's voice demands to be heard.

Alex Newell's voice makes the heart swell: it's a clean, undiluted instrument of joy, a voice that soars with the history of classic dance music and the freshness of modern pop. Newell's voice has always radiated warmth and energy, from his days in the church choir and local musicals to his acclaimed stint on Glee, to his music career launched alongside legends like Nile Rodgers and Diane Warren.

The 22-year-old is about to become ubiquitous has a multifaceted, innovative entertainer, with a flair for acting and dancing to match his remarkable vocal ability. In any medium, Alex Newell's voice demands to be heard.

With over 10 million views on Youtube, #3 Album on the Billboard Independent Album Artist Charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter campaigns ever under his belt, Steve Grand has not just broken the rules, but has changed the game when it comes to being a successful singer-songwriter in the era of Youtube and Spotify. Touring internationally and across the country in 2016, Steve has also made appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for human rights and LGBT equality.

With over 10 million views on Youtube, #3 Album on the Billboard Independent Album Artist Charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter campaigns ever under his belt, Steve Grand has not just broken the rules, but has changed the game when it comes to being a successful singer-songwriter in the era of Youtube and Spotify.

Touring internationally and across the country in 2016, Steve has also made appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for human rights and LGBT equality.

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“If Garbage shared a taxi with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their way to a Bjork concert, they’d probably be quite happy listening to Lipstick Jodi.” John Sinkevics / Local Spins

Lipstick Jodi is a one of a kind three piece indie/rock/lofi band including Karli Morehouse on guitar/lead vocals, Luke Rockhold on drums/vocals, Jamie Baarman on keys/vocals, and Camille Hoorn on bass. We call our sound “the lesbian love child of St. Vincent and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” Being a smaller band, we produce a unique, full sound with catchy melodies that could kill and lyrics that will get themselves in and can’t find their way out.

Rumors House Divas!

Dymond Denae - Show Director of Rumors/Pride Drag Show

Dymond Denae - Show Director of Rumors/Pride Drag Show

Batty Davis - Rumors House Diva

Batty Davis - Rumors House Diva

Jasinya Sanchez - Rumors House Diva/Miss Escape

Jasinya Sanchez - Rumors House Diva/Miss Escape

Anna Mossity - Miss Drag Queen of the Year Professional

Anna Mossity - Miss Drag Queen of the Year Professional

Gabriella Stratton Galore -Miss Dunes

Gabriella Stratton Galore -Miss Dunes

Dice Santana - Mr AmCab

Dice Santana - Mr AmCab

Tequila Sanchez- Miss AmCab

Tequila Sanchez- Miss AmCab

Karina Passion - Miss Queen of Hearts

Karina Passion - Miss Queen of Hearts

Electra - Miss Rumors Professional

Electra - Miss Rumors Professional

Yolanda Del Fierce - Miss Powerdiva NewComer

Yolanda Del Fierce - Miss Powerdiva NewComer

Salvia - Miss Rumors Amateur

Salvia - Miss Rumors Amateur

Kylee Starr - Miss Gay Greater Grand Rapids Professional

Kylee Starr - Miss Gay Greater Grand Rapids Professional

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