From national stars to local acts, there is something for everyone

Atlanta Pride announces complete entertainment lineup

Tens of thousands of people will descend on Atlanta and Piedmont Park for the 43rd annual Atlanta Pride fest on Oct. 12-13 — and there will be plenty of live entertainment for the masses to enjoy.

From headliners Taylor Dayne and Sonia Leigh to hunky gay country crooner Steve Grand and even Atlanta Police Department’s own LGBT liaison Brian Sharp, the two stages are packed with a wide variety of music. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Atlanta Pride without the Starlight Cabaret drag show closing out the weekend fest.

“I am excited for the variety these artists will bring to our festival. We have acts ranging from country to dance, hip-hop to rock, and everything in between,” said Buck Cooke, executive director of Atlanta Pride, in a prepared statement. “In addition to the different types of music, I am thrilled about the artists themselves. We have some old favorites, some up-and-coming talent, and some Atlanta natives to shine onstage.”

Cooke said he was also excited for the debuts of many acts at Atlanta Pride.

“While some of these acts have performed in Atlanta many times, a few will be making their Atlanta debut on our stage. It is exciting to think that Atlanta Pride is helping to introduce talented artists to not only the LGBTQ and allied community who will be at our festival, but we’re introducing them to our city as well,” he said.

2013 Entertainment Schedule:

Bud Light Stage-


Youth Block 
Brian Sharp
Ricky Simone
Holly Elle
Kick the Robot
Monica Mason
DJ Ree de la Vega


Yoeshi Roberts & Acoustic Encouragement
Unbreakable Bloodline
Neil Cribbs

Coca-Cola Stage-

Maria Gabriella Band
Jen Foster
Steve Grand
Symphony Crack Orchestra
A Great Big World
Debby Holiday
Bonnie McKee
Taylor Dayne


The Michel Jon’s Band
Sonia Leigh