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Pride 2021 will be held July 23rd & 24th at Headwaters Park. This year we have added a second, community stage in Headwaters West. Each year we strive to bring a variety of performers to keep you entertained throughout the day. This year we are featuring local, regional, and national acts. Check out the lineup below for times. We can't wait to see you there!
2021 Performer Bios
Friday Main Stage:
7-8:15 Sum Morz- You will not hear the same old standards from this band. You can bet your sleeping bag on that one! What you can expect is the unexpected. They will take you back to the old school, cabbage patch you into the 80's, rock you into the 90's, hip hop into today, and there are also sum surprises.. Those you just have to be there for.. No need for me to give away ALL the good stuff! As summer gets closer, and you start making your entertainment plans, this band will have you beggin' for sum more, and best of all, you won't have to feel guilty about this pleasure.

8:45-10:15 Night to Remember- Night to Remember covers a wide range of artists from the Motown era up to current hits. The common thread is that all of the music is popular and will keep you dancing all night! This local band performs throughout the area at events big and small. They are a Pride favorite and excited to return this year!

10:45-12 DJ SheCutIt
- Sasha also known as “SheCutIt” was born & raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She is a hard working entrepreneur & owner of the Legendary Barber Lounge. She is a Barber , DJ , and producer but above all, She is a natural born goal getter. DJ Shecutit on the 1s & 2s keeping the party LIT all night at Pride.

Saturday Main Stage:
12:30-1:15 Jordan West Duo- Jordan West is a drummer, singer, and songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. For the past several years she's lived and worked in Los Angeles, playing for artists like Seal, Kailee Morgue, MILCK, and Judith Hill, and is currently Grace Potter's touring drummer. During the pandemic, she decided to come back home to Indiana to spend time with family and wait out the crisis. While here, she began writing and playing with her little brother, Isak, and they started a new project called JIANT. They are currently recording their debut EP, with the first single set to be released in July.

1:30-2:15 Jess Thrower- Jess Thrower is a Fort Wayne singer/song writer. A multi-talented artist, she’s a singer-songwriter and a guitarist. She performs original works as well as cover songs. While she doesn’t claim a particular genre, she says many consider her sound to fall under “Americana" or “Indie.”  Jess is a bit of a unicorn when it comes to the local music scene. She’s among the few solo female artists pursuing her craft full time.  But like a lot of creatives, she has spent years coming into her own musical style and identity. Her trajectory hasn’t exactly been linear, which also makes her story relatable. Most weekends, you can find her performing at local venues like coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and wineries. She has built up a following and enjoys the creative outlet that comes with the shows.

2:30-3:15 Mike Conley- Mike performs as a solo acoustic act, a duo with cellist Jane Heald and in his Rat Pack-era jazz quartet, The Beef Manhattans. Mike's style is reminiscent of cool 70s/80s tunes that are sure to bring back memories, sprinkled with a few originals and more recent, modern tunes.

3:30-4:15 Yadin KolYadin Kol is a captivating self-taught guitarist, singer, and songwriter who began his music career in 2016. As a passionate and soulful performer Yadin takes listeners on a musical journey where love and faith balance the ills and injustices of society. Yadin’s records provide a combination of his sensational guitar playing, and raw mellow vocals. His sound has a rhythmic undercurrent that bears testament to his retro-leaning, neo-soul style. His conscious-stirring lyrics come from his southern roots and urban life experiences. The soul searing stanzas and provocative rhythms from his first single 'True Love,' for instance, challenge the one-dimensional definition of beauty, and commands the listener to break free from the shackles of social stigma and repression. Yadin’s unrelenting hope for the disenfranchised, and faith in creation are recurring themes in his music. His influences include blues, soul, jazz, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel. Yadin’s dream is that his music will unite, heal, and uplift people in light, love, and happiness.  As more and more opportunities arise Yadin remains humble, continuing to cultivate his artistry, and master his craft. Erykah Badu once said, “Music and the music industry are two different things.” While Yadin cannot predict the outcome of his efforts to establish a global presence in the music industry, he affirms with great conviction that music will remain an indispensable key to his existence.

4:30-5:30  Alise King Alise King is a multi award winning R&B Soul Artist who has opened for the likes of The Iconic Chaka Khan, The legendary Aretha Franklin, The Trailblazing George Clinton, Bobby Brown, Kelly Price, Dru Hill, Michel'le and Chant'e Moore just to name a few.

Alise has traveled touring from state to state sharing her musical talents and gifts. She has graced stages in North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Oregon, Indiana, New York, Ohio and more!

Alise is a powerhouse vocalist with impeccable stage presence! She is the true the embodiment of SOUL! She even refers to herself as a D.I.V.A which stand for Divine Instrument Vocalizing (her) Ability which is to use her gift of song to spread love, joy and happiness to people across the world!

6-7 Marielle Kraft When you hear Marielle Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The indie pop singer/songwriter, based outside of Philadelphia in Delaware, displays craftsmanship beyond her years, following suit to artists like Alec Benjamin, Maisie Peters, and Taylor Swift.
Self-taught, the Rhode Island native began playing guitar at 16 and soon writing songs that strike chords with listeners everywhere. Her gift for storytelling is evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.”

7:30-8:30  New FameAdrienne Mack-Davis and feleciacruz have spent the last 6 years traveling the world living a life of shows, service and self-development. With over 1000 performances and 50 workshops in 8 countries and countless cities/states the ladies have finally found their DJ. Skulz is from Saigon, Vietnam and has an incredible ear for genre blending, his virtue, unsurpassed work ethic and enthusiasm in every moment made him an instant part of the team. For three years the three have been working together creating a show and sound that weaves in and out of freestyles, DJ sets and original music by songstress Adrienne Mack-Davis backed by feleciacruz are always pushing a positive message throughout a combination of hard hitting hip-hop, dance, trap, reggae and dancehall tunes these three high energy artists are sure to leave you feeling like you can fly and wanting more!

8:45-9:05pm- Lydia Tremaine-  Lydia Tremaine has performed as a vocalist across the state and Midwest for many years and is most recognized for her Miss America talent award and top 15 placement as Miss Indiana 2018. She's currently on the board of directors for Three Rivers Music Theatre and performs in their professional productions in Fort Wayne, IN and is a student at Trine. She will be competing at Miss Indiana USA in three weeks as Miss Pride of Indiana USA. 

9:30-Midnight Drag Show- Two dozen performances by current and former FW Pride title holders including: Our 2021 Pride Ambassador: Vera Vanderwoude, Miss Gay Indiana: Ana Crusis, Alex Rinay, AiJaye Finesse, Della Licious, Niomi Onassis Knight, Kash Warhol, Dixxie Licious, Joey Night, Kandy Warhol, Kameila Merlot, Paige Turner, Miss Tekyla, & Kylie Aphrodite! Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday Community Stage:
12:30-1:15 Alyssa Enright- Alyssa Enright is a singer songwriter from Churubusco who has been entertaining crowds around the Fort Wayne area with her fresh take on new releases and music from the 90’s. She is known for her powerful voice on modern alternative covers. Alyssa plays the guitar, ukulele, and piano, and has a unique bold voice that brings her music to life.

​1:30-2:15 She Shed- She Shed was formed post-pandemic and brings together funk, pop, and r&b through the female musician's lense. They play a unique blend of artists from Lady Gaga to James Brown to Rihanna and always keep you grooving. You can find them performing at various venues and events including Club Soda, the Downtown Live Concert Series, and Club Room at the Clyde.

2:30-3 Bring It, Push It, Own It- Their mission: to improve mental health by increasing resiliency, confidence and empathy to build strong healthy communities while connecting the brain and heart through movement, mentoring and team-building.

3:15-4 Tierra Gibson- Tierra Gibson is a singer/songwriter from small town Warsaw, Indiana who plays acoustic and sweet songs that will get you grooving or all in your emotions. Currently unsigned, although she has and is playing around a lot of Northern Indiana, wherever she can and has wrote multiple times down in Nashville. She puts her own twist on the typical songs you don't normally hear. From Queen to Hall & Oates to the tunes you still hear on the radio, there's something for everyone! 

​4:15-4:45 Three Rivers Music Theatre- Three Rivers Music Theatre engages, inspires, entertains, and challenges audiences with musical productions that range from the classics to new works; we seek to achieve the highest professional quality in a supportive and encouraging environment; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and we celebrate the essential power of live theatre to illuminate our community. They will be performing numbers from their current show.

5-5:30 FW Dance Collective- Fort Wayne Dance Collective strives to engage and inspire a diverse range of individuals to participate in its programs. Their school offers a wide variety of dance classes, from modern to ballet, from jazz to hip hop, with experienced instructors who have degrees and certifications in dance as well as professional dance experience! Fort Wayne Dance Collective is set apart from traditional dance studios by offering the only non-competitive dance experience in the region. They believe in training strong dancers, but also allowing for students to creatively express themselves while fostering a love of dance for their entire life. By doing this, their dancers movement vocabulary is better developed, they are more confident, and they are empowered to become stronger storytellers with their own unique movement vocabulary.

5:45-6:45 Sugar Shot- When high-energy, in your face, country rock music is what you crave, Sugar Shot has what you're looking for. Playing the best country songs from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today, you;'re sure to be on your feet dancing all night long! 

Since forming in 2010, the band has opened for national touring artists such as Lee Brice, Jason Michael Carroll, Sunny Sweeney, Sonia Leigh, Casey James, Bucky Covington, Christian Kane, Emma King and the Heartsets, and Randy Montana. They have played at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne twice in the theater’s annual concert series, “Down the Line” and played at the Fort Wayne Air Show at the 122nd Air Force Base as well as many festivals. 

With a reboot of the band in 2019, new faces bring new energy. You'll still get the same hyper-active country you've come to enjoy with a focused on keeping people on the dance floor from the start of the show to the end. Sugar Shot plays the best country music, straight from the Nashville strip. With a long history of entertaining audiences, you're going to love what you hear!
Pride 2021 Entertainment Lineup

Friday Main Stage
(located in Headwaters East)
7-8:15 Sum Morz
8:45-10:15   A Night to Remember
10:45-12a  DJ SheCutIt
Saturday Main Stage
(located in Headwaters East)
12:30-1:15 Jordan West Duo
1:30-2:15 Jess Thrower
2:30-3:15 Mike Conley
3:30-4:15 Yadin Kol
4:30-5:30 Alise King
​6-7 Marielle Kraft
7:30-8:30 New Fame
8:45-9:05 Lydia Tremaine
9:30-12a FW's Finest Drag Show
Saturday Community Stage
(located in Headwaters West)
12:30-1:15 Alyssa Enright
1:30- 2:15 She Shed
2:30-3 Bring It, Push It, Own It
3:15-4 Tierra Gibson
4:15-4:45 Three Rivers Music Theatre
5-5:30 FW Dance Collective 
5:45-6:45 Sugar Shot