Pride in the Park Chicago is a new, one-day music festival that will be held on Saturday, June 29 1PM-10PM and will add to Chicago’s vibrant Pride Month celebrations. It will be the first-ever LGBTQ music concert or festival hosted in Chicago’s iconic Grant Park, just steps from Buckingham Fountain. Grant Park is right in the heart of downtown Chicago and provides a picture- perfect backdrop of the city’s skyline.
Chicago has some of the biggest and longest-running Pride celebrations in the country, with its annual Chicago Pride Fest and Chicago Pride Parade on the final two weekends of June. In fact, this year will be the 50 th anniversary of the Chicago Pride Parade. Pride in the Park Chicago aims to give Chicagoans and visitors a new opportunity to round out that weekend and join together, enjoy great music, and show their Pride.
A portion of all ticket sales to Pride in the Park Chicago will be donated to the Center on Halsted. Additional contributions will be made to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago by volunteers from Stonewall Sports Chicago, who will be donating their time working at the festival.
We are thrilled to announce the full talent lineup for this year’s event, including headliners Iggy Azalea and Steve Aoki.
Iggy Azalea is a four-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum Australian rapper. With multi-platinum smash hits “Fancy” (featuring Charli XCX), “Black Widow” (featuring Rita Ora), and “Problem” (featuring Ariana Grande), she is sure to light up the stage. Iggy’s videos have amassed over 2 billion combined views to date. While “Fancy” was still residing at #1 on the Hot 100, “Problem” – Iggy’s collaboration with Ariana Grande – peaked at #2. Iggy had made chart history again, this time as the first artist since the Beatles to rank at #1 and #2 simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits.
Steve Aoki has remained a leading figure in DJ Mag’s coveted Top 100 DJs annual poll, ranking in the top 10 consecutively over the last 7 years. Two-time Grammy-nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki today stands as one of the most successful American cross-genre artists, solidified via his numerous releases, multiple awards, billions of music and video streams, and innovative cross-platform projects. He’s performed at nearly every top festival around the world, including Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock Festival, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and more.
The full lineup includes four-time Grammy and Emmy nominee Tamar Braxton, who is no stranger to
the stage or the screen. Whether she’s singing her #1 single “Love and War” or starring on the hit show “Braxton Family Values”, Tamar Is sure to captivate any audience. As well as Taylor Dayne is an American pop icon, songwriter, actress, and now author. With a career spanning three decades, Taylor’s groundbreak- ing debut single “Tell It To My Heart” turned her into an overnight international star. The event will also feature Broadway vocalist, drag queen, and choreographer Todrick Hall; Kathy Sledge, known for her hit “We Are Family”; LGBTQ pop artist Gia Woods; RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Coco Montrese, Alexis Michelle, and Chicago’s own Shea Coulee’; WBBM-FM (B96) resident Miss DJ Meg; and Chicago rapper KC Ortiz. This all- star lineup is sure to help Chicago Celebrate 50 years of Pride by dancing all day.
More About The Festival
Pride in the Park Organizer and Dreambrite Presents President Dusty Carpenter said, “We’re thrilled to be hosting the first LGBTQ festival/concert held in Grant Park. We hope to build Pride in the Park into something people travel to Chicago for yearly, and something that will add to the already amazing Chicago Pride experience. The event features a broad range of talent, so there will be something for everyone and we hope attendees may even discover interest in artists they hadn’t known before. You can expect the kind of stage production and light show that you would see at a major EDM festival or rock concert, and the night will wrap up with a music-filled fireworks display.”
Pride in the Park Chicago is excited to partner with DineAmic, one of Chicago’s best restaurant groups, who will be featuring well-known concepts such as Bar Siena, Public House and BomboBar at the festival. All festival menus will consist of plentiful options perfect to fuel you for the weekend ahead.
General admission tickets will start at $50 and VIP tickets start at $100. Kids under 11 will be admitted without a ticket but must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult, with a limit of two kids per adult. Pride in the Park Chicago will run from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Butler Field in Grant Park.
For more information, go to: www.prideintheparkchicago.com
About Dreambrite Presents:
Dreambrite Presents’ mission is to program music festivals and special events that provide world-class entertainment, with an eye towards giving back to the community. Founded in 2018, the company’s inaugural event, Pride in the Park Chicago, will be held in June 2019. For more information, visit: www.dreambritepresents.com.