Top entertainment picks for Chicago Pride Fest

ChicagoPride.com
June 15, 2018

International R&B idol Mya and iconic diva Belinda Carlisle are among the entertainment lineup, featuring a mix of national acts and local talent making for 2 full days of non-stop entertainment in the heart of Boystown. 

Our team has scoured the full lineup and has these recommendations for you.

Chicago Pride Fest runs June 16-17 on Halsted Street between Addison and Grace. A $10 donation is recommended. Saturday, June 16 | Sunday, June 17  (pictured: Brian Justin Crum)

 

International R&B idol Mya and iconic diva Belinda Carlisle are among the entertainment lineup, featuring a mix of national acts and local talent making for 2 full days of non-stop entertainment in the heart of Boystown. 

Our team has scoured the full lineup and has these recommendations for you.

Chicago Pride Fest runs June 16-17 on Halsted Street between Addison and Grace. A $10 donation is recommended. Saturday, June 16 | Sunday, June 17  (pictured: Brian Justin Crum)

 

In a blast from the past, the iconic 90's EDM duo La Bouche will be performing at Chicago Pride Fest. Throughout their career, La Bouche has sold over 12 million records worldwide. Their most popular hits include: "Be My Lover," "Fallin' In Love," and "Sweet Dreams."

Singer, dancer and actor Carlito Olivero returns home to perform at Chicago Pride Fest. "The LGBT community has always been great supporters of myself, my music and my career," Olivero told ChicagoPride.com. "Because of that, I will always be a supporter in return."

 

Frenchie Davis is excited, to put it mildly, to come back for Chicago Pride Fest. "I love coming to Chicago," Davis told ChicagoPride.com. "I'm always amazed by how energetic the crowd is; (there's) such good energy.

Chicago native Kim English will be bringing her brand of electronica, soul, gospel, and house music to Chicago Pride Fest this year. Her most well-known hits include "Unspeakable Joy" and "Everyday." Her hit "Everyday" appeared in the second season of the popular television series Queer as Folk.

Musical prodigy Jessica Sanchez is all grown up, ready to take the stage at Chicago Pride Fest. "You don’t even understand how excited I am. I’m pumped," Sanchez told ChicagoPride.com. "I’ve been getting my set list together and I can’t wait to feel everyone’s energy while I’m on the stage."

Belinda Carlisle has carved out a career in music for decades. "I still can't believe how lucky I am," she told ChicagoPride.com. A proud mom to an out gay son, Carlisle has long been an ally for the LGBT community.

Singer, songwriter, and beatboxer Blake Lewis will be taking the stage at Chicago Pride Fest. Lewis, who gained national attention for his performance on American Idol, will be bringing a unique musical style to the festival. His latest single is a cover of The Killers' "Mr. Brightside" sung in the style of the 1940's Rat Pack.

Fresh off his new single "Wild Side," singer, songwriter, and stage actor Brian Justin Crum will be taking his talents to Chicago Pride Fest. The openly-gay San Diego native has a number of chart-topping hits.

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Award-winning singer, actress Mýa will close out Chicago Pride Fest. "This is always my favorite time of the year – Pride Month – to perform, so I'm really looking forward to Chicago, which is such a beautiful city, particularly in the summer," Mýa told ChicagoPride.com.

A New Orleans native now living in Atlanta, DJ Joe G, as he’s often called, is among the stellar lineup of DJs for the Waveland DJ Stage. "Chicago is always one of my favorite cities, because I feel like we understand each other musically," Gauthreaux told ChicagoPride.com.

 

 

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