Some 17 musicians and artists will perform at this year's Atlanta Pride festival, according to a press release issued by the Atlanta Pride Committee this morning. Representing a wide variety of musical genres, this year will feature such acts as Kimberly Locke, The Orkids and MEN.
According to organizers, more than 150 applications were received from artists around the country to perform at the festival. Of those, only 17 were selected.
Atlanta pulls out all the stops over Labor Day Weekend for what is billed as the world’s largest Black Gay Pride celebration.
The non-profit In the Life Atlanta formed in 1996 to bring a cultural and educational component to Black Gay Pride, which began as an informal network of house parties, nightlife and other gatherings.
But the weekend also includes more than 100 events put on by other nightlife venues, party promoters, social organizations and community groups.
Events were still being added at press time, so be sure to visit our online calendar at www.thegavoice.com for more options.
How do you top a summer concert season that boasted such gay icons as Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters and the B-52s? Atlanta’s live music venues appear poised to find out, with an array of fall shows scheduled to keep us dancing and singing along until we forget about the coming cold.
One of the biggest names of the fall season hits Atlanta twice in two days, with gay glam rocker Adam Lambert, who rocketed to fame on “American Idol,” playing back-to-back shows: Symphony Hall on Sept. 14 and the Tabernacle on Sept. 15.
September highlights also include two popular lesbian singer-songwriters — bluesy former Atlantan Michelle Malone and icon Janis Ian — at Eddie’s Attic.
An interview with Lil Kim on Kontrol Magazine’s website says the Queen Bee won’t be playing Atlant’s Black Gay Pride this weekend, but the promoter of the event believes the singer is trying to get more money for her appearance or possibly doesn't want to be the "opening act" for red-hot Nicki Minaj.
A podcast of the interview posted today quotes Lil Kim as saying that the promoters of the event were duped by a booking agent. She is part of Wassup N ATL’s lineup of entertainers for the weekend and is slated to play at midnight on Saturday at Vita in Buckhead.
In the interview, Lil Kim says a “psycho lunatic” has been representing himself as her booking agent and conned the promoters out of $15,000. She also said there was no way she could show up to perform now.
Need a break? Nothing beats a large group of lesbians hanging out, listening to women’s music, eating, and playing all kinds of sports.
So get yourself to a girl’s group for a totally accepting environment where you will make new friends and create lasting memories.