Long Beach Pride is right around the corner. Taking place May 17th and 18th, this year marks 25 and features performances by K.C. & Sunshine Band, Sheena Easton, The Bangles, and Debra Cox. In addition, local acts will get their turn on the main stage this year including our girls Q Dixon, Melange LaVonne, and Qui. Favorite DJs spinning include DJ Spark, DJ Selfish, DJ Tish, Sexy DJ Claudette, and DJ ABC.

It’s estimated that 100,000 will come out for the two-day celebration which is officially for me the launch of pride season to be followed by CSW or West Hollywood Pride in June. The verdicts still out on whether there will be a Black pride this year in L.A. come July though. I’ll keep you posted.

For complete Long Beach Pride festival details, visit www.longbeachpride.org.

MAIN STAGE LINE UP

Saturday:

  • Sabina
  • Pua Olena
  • Shitting Glitter
  • Nancy Rancourt
  • Jimmy Rowland
  • Lori Michaels
  • Melange Lavonne
  • Century Blue Project
  • Q. Dixon
  • Jupiter Rising
  • Deborah Cox
  • The Bangles
  • Pride Star Semi-Finals

Sunday:

  • Sister Funk Band
  • Hi Teck
  • Nathan Island
  • The Glamazons
  • Ira Levi
  • Qui
  • Corday
  • Sheena Easton
  • KC and The Sunshine Band
  • Pride Star Finals

MC’s:

  • Carlease
  • Christine

FIESTA CALIENTE

Saturday:

  • Karyme Lozano
  • Salvimex
  • Alonso
  • Ben Roman

Sunday:

  • Ivy Queen
  • Crystal Waters
  • Kat Deluna
  • Karyme Lozano

DJ’s Hosted by Lola:

  • 4play
  • Rubin
  • Mike
  • Eduardo
  • Cubanito

URBAN SOUL TENT

Saturday:

Performer – Best Inda Game

Sunday:

Performer – Kryztle Chalon Leigh

DANCE TENT

Saturday:

  • DJ Cary
  • DJ Orion
  • DJ Dana T

Sunday:

  • DJ Rocha
  • DJ Jessica
  • DJ Mark Bisson
  • DJ Millennium

Cain Adams Dancer/ Flagger

  • O’Leary