10 must-see acts at Chicago Pride Fest, from Leann Rimes to Pabllo Vittar

ChicagoPride.com
June 20, 2019

Four stages will deliver non-stop live performances at Chicago Pride Fest 2019, featuring headliner and multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes and Brazilian sensation Pabllo Vittar, among others. 

The two-day festival includes a mix of national acts and local talent making for 2 full days of non-stop entertainment in the heart of Boystown, June 22 and 23. 

The 19th annual Chicago Pride Fest takes place on June 22-23, one weekend before the annual Chicago Pride Parade. It runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. down North Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance.

This year's festival honors the birth of the pride movement by recognizing the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

The 2019 Chicago Pride Parade, celebrating its 50th year, is Sunday, June 30 starting at noon.

Chicago Pride Fest is organized by and benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, the organization behind Northalsted Market Days, Frost Fest and the Halloween Parade. 

Full entertainment lineup | Chicago Pride Calendar

Four stages will deliver non-stop live performances at Chicago Pride Fest 2019, featuring headliner and multi-platinum Grammy winner Leann Rimes and Brazilian sensation Pabllo Vittar, among others. 

The two-day festival includes a mix of national acts and local talent making for 2 full days of non-stop entertainment in the heart of Boystown, June 22 and 23. 

The 19th annual Chicago Pride Fest takes place on June 22-23, one weekend before the annual Chicago Pride Parade. It runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. down North Halsted Street from Addison to Grace. A $10 suggested donation is requested at the entrance.

This year's festival honors the birth of the pride movement by recognizing the 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

The 2019 Chicago Pride Parade, celebrating its 50th year, is Sunday, June 30 starting at noon.

Chicago Pride Fest is organized by and benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance, the organization behind Northalsted Market Days, Frost Fest and the Halloween Parade. 

Full entertainment lineup | Chicago Pride Calendar

Pabllo Vittar will be serving looks and stunning vocals at the Chicago Pride Fest this year. The performance from the Brazillian drag queen and artist is one of several stops across the United States and Canada in June as part of her "Não Para Não" (English: "Don't Stop") tour.

Midwestern music sensation Jaimie Wilson will be taking his talents to the Chicago Pride Fest this year. Wilson, who gained fame from documenting his female to male transition for his now 437,000 Instagram followers, has embraced the vocal changes that came with said transitions to create a unique musical style.

Inaya Day, perhaps best known for her vocal work on house music tracks, such as, "Horny '98" by Mousse T, and her cover version of "Nasty Girls" by Vanity 6, returns for Chicago Pride Fest 2019. "I've always been endeared to Chicago because it reminds me so much of New York," Day told GoPride.com.

Baltimore-based singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and promoter Ultra Naté has released eight studio LPs and traveled around the globe performing and spinning live for a variety of audiences. The dance music icon returns for Chicago Pride Fest. "I am honored to be considered an icon of the Dance and LGBT communities worldwide," she said.

He may be best known on the small screen as Unique Adams on "Glee", but Alex Newell will be live performing at the Chicago Pride Fest this year. Newell has sung at several pride events and achieved success outside the gay community, performing at Coachella, the Governors Ball Music Festival and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Betty Who, the 27-year-old Australia-born, Michigan-bred pop star, has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community, having performed Pride festivals around the country and lent her voice to fundraising efforts by the Trevor Project and GLAAD. A Boystown favorite, Who returns for Chicago Pride Fest.

Adam Barta is more than just another pop voice on the scene and his accomplishments - from having the #1 ultimate sexiest video of all time on Logo to scoring a Top 20 Billboard hit with Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge - reflects that in spades. Barta returns to the Windy City for Chicago Pride Fest this year.

Leland, the man behind many popular songs, will be taking to the stage at the Chicago Pride Fest. The openly-gay artist wrote several of Troye Sivan's hits including "Youth", "My My My" and "Dance to This". He also wrote Sabrina Carpenter's "Hold Tight" and "Fetish" by Selina Gomez.

She may be best remembered for her music in "Coyote Ugly," but Leann Rimes' voice is nothing if not beautiful. Fresh off the April release of her new live album, "Rimes: Live at Gruene Hall," the country star will take the stage at the Chicago Pride Fest this year.

DJ Cindel is spinning his Pride celebration in three countries over a two-week span this month, with stops in Mexico, Toronto, New York City (for World Pride) and of course in his hometown, Chicago. Cindel is part of the lineup for the Waveland DJ Stage.

 

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