Judith Hill to headline this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2013

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Matt Comer, Media Chair, media@charlottepride.org

Judith Hill to headline this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade

Judith Hill to perform Sunday, Aug. 25 at two-day street festival in Uptown Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Judith Hill will headline this year’s Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, slated for Uptown Charlotte, Aug. 24-25. Judith Hill, who came to national stardom as a contestant on this season’s “The Voice,” will perform live on Charlotte Pride’s main stage on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

“Judith has an inspiring story, a powerful voice and unique perspective she brings to the stage,” said Jonathan Hill, this year’s entertainment chair for Charlotte Pride. “Excited doesn’t even begin to describe our anticipation for Judith’s performance at our event this year.”

In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Hers is one of the stories told in the film “20 Feet From Stardom.” The film, which opens in select theatres across North Carolina on July 12, shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The “20 Feet From Stardom” trailer can be seen here.

USA Today observed: “’20 Feet From Stardom’ features some of the catchiest and most memorable refrains, riffs and hooks sung by background vocalists, and tells the personal stories of some of the best voices in the business…in this film the stadium-filling rock stars play second fiddle.” Rolling Stone has praised Judith “stellar powerhouse vocals.”

Judith will join a host of other national, regional and local entertainers at this year’s Charlotte Pride. Organizers expect to top last year’s 45,000-plus attendance with the addition of the Charlotte Pride Parade, the first to hit the streets of the Queen City since 1994. For more information about this year’s events, visit charlottepride.org. Presenting sponsors for this year’s events include PNC Bank, The Scorpio, Time Warner Cable and Wells Fargo. For more information on sponsorships or vendor opportunities, email development@charlottepride.org.

To schedule advance interviews with Judith Hill prior to the festival or to schedule interviews the weekend of Aug. 24-25, please contact Matt Comer at media@charlottepride.org.

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