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 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
“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.