37th annual pride festival
The Edmonton Pride Festival Society is dedicated to making sure you have a great time at the annual Pride festivities! Most, but not all, of our performers are from the LGBTQ+ community, and we're proud to showcase their talents.
If you would like to submit an application for the 2016 festival please check back in the Fall of 2015 for more information and the application form. Thank you for your interest in performing at the upcoming 36th annual Edmonton Pride Festival, and we hope to see you OUT in 2016!
to perform at
Saturday, June 4 (MC) (TD Mainstage)
Tracey Bell is best known for her interactive, quick-change impersonations of Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and others. She has hosted Vancouver’s Pride Festival twice.
Saturday, June 4 @ 2:35PM (TD Mainstage)
Snap Boys is an all-male dance company formed by Raymond Jordan Johnson-Brown and Jojo Zolina. SNAP Boys aim to redefine what is considered "feminine" and "masculine" in today's society and enable every individual to express themselves fully without fear of judgement.
Saturday, June 4 @ 4:45PM (Beverage Garden)
The boys have been up late for the last 3 years making music that ignites your house party spirit and puts you in the mood to open beer bottles with your teeth. The Gents are purveyors of spirited rock n’ roll and they'll even help you clean up afterwards.
Saturday, June 4 (intermittent) (TD Mainstage)
UPTOWN is Alberta's HOTTEST cover band! Since starting the party in 2013, UPTOWN has played for many esteemed clients, including: ATB Financial, WestJet, Below The Belt, The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and many wonderful brides and grooms around Alberta!
we were friends
Saturday, June 4 @ 4:10PM (TD Mainstage)
We Were Friends is Clay Swanson (Vocals, Guitar), Mireille Cumine (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Amanda René (Percussion, Vocals), and Maximillian Foerster (Guitar, Vocals, Keys). The Edmonton-based band formed in the late fall of 2013 and are already carving a name for themselves in both the Edmonton music scene and throughout Canada.
david 'vanity fair' chimko
Saturday, June 4 (undetermined)
As one of Edmonton's premier drag performers, Vanity Fair is no stranger to Pride festivities in our amazing city. Having performed in Edmonton's gay community for almost 20 years, Vanity has hosted Pride festivities in Churchill Square several times and more recently enjoyed doing parade coverage with Shaw TV the last two years.
Friday, June 3 @ 7PM (Kick-Off Party)
Evan Westfal is an Edmonton-based singer, songwriter, and voice teacher. He is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, where he earned a certificate in musical theatre. Catch him at the Kick-Off to Pride Party at the Radisson Hotel in South Edmonton.
Saturday, June 4 (MC) (Beverage Garden)
Mike Chalut brings his high-energy & charm in full force interviewing talent as a radio & TV personality. His extensive experience in entertainment - musical theatre, hosting international events, producing major industry shows, as well as staring in his own hit TV & radio shows - makes him a modern renaissance man.
Saturday, June 4 @ 3:15PM (Beverage Garden)
The first female-fronted Band of the Month for Sonic 102.9fm and voted Edmonton's Best Hidden Gem by VUE Weekly. Sister Gray brings tremendous energy to the stage and with the release and touring of their new album, Analog Truth (out now), this will be no exception.
dj mike tomas
Saturday, June 4 @ 5:35PM (Beverage Garden)
Mike got his start at just 16-years-old at Underground in Poland where he was the resident DJ for three years. In 2004, he set his sights on Edmonton and quickly established his status with his signature “WOW” style.
Saturday, June 4 @ 3:50PM (TD Mainstage)
The mission of the ISCWR is to raise funds, through activities by the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose, for charities and other organizations which either provide direct services to the LGBTQ+ community of Edmonton or those which work to promote an accepting attitude to gays and lesbians in the community as a whole.
Pride centre dance team
Saturday, June 4 @ 2:30PM (TD Mainstage)
The Pride Centre of Edmonton is a not-for-profit resource and community centre for the LGBTQ Community of Edmonton and surrounding areas. This year they are debuting their brand new dance team at the Pride Festival!
a gentleman's pact
Saturday, June 4 @ 2:10PM (Beverage Garden)
Since cementing their lineup in the early months of 2015, A Gentleman’s Pact brought their brand of folk-punk to bars and small venues across Edmonton.
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