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Each year Fort Wayne Pride's stage features a variety of local, regional and national performers. The two day festival has acoustic performers, bands, DJs and it ends with the area's largest drag show! Check out this year's entertainers below and we can't wait to see you at Pride 2019 July 26th & 27th!
2019 Friday Evening Schedule (7p-12a)
Saturday Schedule (12p-12a)
7-8:30 Bobby Swag Band- The Bobby Swag Band is a local classic rock band with a modern country emphasis on vocals and harmonies. They can be seen performing around town and are known to get the crowd dancing to the classics you know and love! 9-10:30Night 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 Michael Bray- Michael Bray is an Indianapolis-based DJ. He is the Indiana Pacers Pregame DJ as well as deejaying IUPUI basketball games and the Indy 500. He performed in the Indy 500 driver’s intro on worldwide tv and has opened for Major Lazer, Mac Miller, and the Chainsmokers. He can be seen regularly at Brothers & Landsharks bars.
12-12:45Sarah Slaton- Sarah Slaton is an out singer/songwriter that expresses pathos both poignant and relatable. An Arkansas native, Slaton taught herself to play guitar in the shadow of the Ozarks before making her way out west to Denver where she fronted the Colorado trio, Edison, recognized for their tireless touring efforts. As an out artist, Slaton has been featured in Curve Magazine, AfterEllen.com, and AutoStraddle.
Edison toured with Iron & Wine and has opened for Nathaniel Rateliff, Arizona, Langhorne Slim, and Shakey Graves. The band saw critical acclaim with their debut LP, Familiar Spirit (Rhyme & Reason Records), and single "Open Road" celebrating the traveling soul. The LP saw reviews from Consequence of Sound, No Depression, and features at Daytrotter, SoFar Sounds, SXSW, CMJ, Jam In The Van, and Relix Sessions.
Sarah will be performing alongside Sarah Joelle of Lola Rising. Both tour around the country, but call Colorado home.
1-1:30 Alyssa Enright- Alyssa Enright is an 18 year old 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 plays the guitar, ukulele, and piano, and has a unique bold voice that brings her music to life. 1:45-2:30Dakota Parker- Dakota Ray Parker is from Hillsboro, Ky and now resides in Wabash, IN. He performs many places locally performing classic country, folk and Americana music! 2:45-3:30Tierra 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! 3:45-4:45 So You Think You Can Drag Show- Come out to watch aspiring drag queens and kings show off their talent. Open to performers between 15 and 20 years old, this contest is a great way for those who are too young to perform at local venues to prove they have what it takes to earn first place. The winner will perform prior to the start of the drag show in front of thousands of people! Limited number of spots. Apply here. 5-5:45Alise King- Detroit Native, Alise King better known as The Soulful D.I.V.A is a six time award winning POWERHOUSE vocalist with IMPECCABLE stage presence! She is the embodiment of SOUL! Alise refers to herself as a D.I.V.A... a Divine Instrument Vocalizing Her Ability. She has sung the National Anthem for the Detroit Tigers as well as opened for Aretha Franklin, Funk Legend George Clinton & Parliament Funk, CeCe Peniston, Bobby Brown, Kelly Price, Chante Moore, Klymaxx, Dru Hill, Next and The Emotions. 6:15-7 New Fame- Adrienne 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! 7:30-8:15Trey Pearson- With his band Everyday Sunday, Trey Pearson has sold hundreds of thousands of records, and amassed millions of streams. He has scored 5 #1 U.S. singles and 20 Top 10 hits. Pearson has toured in all 50 states and 20 countries.
Recently, Pearson, the founder and owner of Everyday Sunday, has come out of the closet to make national news. His announcement started a national conversation with a television appearance on The View. It has been covered by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, CNN and more, as he became the most trending topic worldwide on Facebook.
Trey was nominated for a 2017 GLAAD Media Award, and he released his debut solo EP/mini-album the same year.
8:30-9:15 DJ Patrick Grey- Patrick Grey is a Fort Wayne native and proud to be apart of Fort Wayne Pride 2019. Having grown up studying and performing music, Patrick's love and passion for music eventually evolved into DJing and a career in radio. You can hear Patrick Grey every week on Fort Wayne's HOT 107.9 and party with him every Friday night at After Dark Nightclub. Get ready to dance with Patrick's upbeat mix of today's & yesterday's hit music, LGBTQ+ anthems, and pop/dance pleasures!
"I can't wait to celebrate with you this year at FW Pride! As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am honored to be apart of this year's festival! Let's DANCE!"
9:30-Midnight Drag Show- Over two dozen performances by some of the best drag queens and kings in the area including current and former Mr & Miss Prides and special guests! Check back for a complete listing!