Charlotte Pride to feature Big Freedia; Pride Parade entry applications now open

The organizers of Charlotte Pride are excited to announce our first confirmed entertainer for this year’s festival, slated for Uptown Charlotte, August 24-25, 2013.

Big Freedia to perform at Charlotte Pride

bigfreediaBig Freedia (pronounced “FREE-da”), known as the Queen of Bounce, is at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a sub-genre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans, known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Performing five out of seven nights in any given week with dancers she calls The Divas, Big Freedia’s show is nothing short of dazzling. She tours every city in America from New York to San Francisco and is always a favorite at festivals such as Electric Forest, Hangout Fest, FunFunFun Fest, SXSW, and Bonnaroo, among many others. And, in August, she’ll be performing LIVE at Charlotte Pride in Uptown! Learn more about Big Freedia…

Parade applications now open

Organizers have also announced that applications for parade entries are now open. For a limited time, parade entry fees for individuals, non-profits and walking contingents will be waived for all applications submitted before May 31, 2013. Learn more about the parade…