Nashville Pride Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup

The 30th Annual Nashville Pride Festival has revealed its 2018 Nissan Main Stage entertainment lineup including Wilson Phillips, JoJo, Taylor Bennett, Chely Wright, Steve Grand, FLETCHER and more. This year’s Pride Festival will take place on June 23rd-24 at Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville. Saturday’s festival kicks off with the Equality Walk at 10 a.m.

The Nissan Main Stage kicks off with two Nashville-based acts, synth-pop group, John Cyrus, and Nashville native (unicorn) and emerging hip-hop artist, Gifted Queen; the RNBW Nash Songwriters Stage features singer-songwriters within Music City’s LGBTQ community, and there will also be a stage dedicated to drag performers from around the region and a full day of music from DJs from WXNA.

Saturday’s Nissan Main Stage lineup also includes musician and social activist Chely Wright, producer Andreas Moss, pop singer FLETCHER, hip hop newcomer (and younger brother to Chance the Rapper) Taylor Bennett, and Saturday’s Nissan Main Stage headliner — JoJo.

The festival continues on Sunday with performances on the Nissan Main Stage from Nashville’s own Katie Pruitt, Becca Mancari, and Lavender Country, soul crooner Desi Valentine, pop star Steve Grand, and Sunday’s Nissan Main Stage headliner — Wilson Phillips.

Tickets and festival information — including the ability to create a custom schedule — are available through the Nashville Pride app or by visiting  Daily passes are $5.00 for the general public, weekend and VIP passes are on sale now.


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