Meet Estelle, Billy Gilman and other Charlotte Pride entertainers

2015 entertainment lineup includes Grammy winner Estelle, and double platinum Billy Gilman at the Wells Fargo Stage

Estelle Sophy White WebGrammy Award-winning British songstress Estelle released her fourth studio album, , on Feb. 17, 2015 via her own imprint, Established 1980 Inc./BMG, featuring the inspirational Top 20 radio hit “Conqueror.” The album, anchored by four themes — passion, courage, true romance and the BS — has garnered her praise from the likes of Elle, Oprah Magazine, Cosmo, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, VH1 and Billboard. Estelle had a cameo on the hit FOX show “Empire” in March, has landed TV appearances on “The View,” “Live with Kelly & Michael,” “The Real,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” was profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and was invited to perform with her idol Gladys Knight and country superstar Martina McBride during the first-ever “Skyville Live” webcast in Nashville

billygilman_webGilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 releasing the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. He has sold five million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Billboard Magazine, and the American Music Association.

Now 27, Gilman is eager to come back and share his new music and his new sound with his fans. “It took me a good while to figure out exactly who I was, musically speaking. As a little kid, sometimes I was just told what to sing. But now I have enjoyed coming into my own and discovering what it really is that I want to sing. And I think that my fans will be pleasantly surprised with what they hear.”

Check out the stage schedule below, or find out more about each act here.

Wells Fargo Stage Schedule

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The Prancing Elites

Saturday, August 15
12:20 PM • Opening Ceremony
12:45 PM • The Reason You Stayed
1:30 PM • Star Willson and Friends
2:00 PM • Christy Snow
2:15 PM • Lovesucker
3:00 PM • Henry River Honey
3:30 PM • Miss & Mr. Charlotte Pride
3:45 PM • The Scorpio Revue
4:15 PM • Dust & Ashes
5:00 PM • Big Mamma D’s House of Burlesque
5:45 PM • Messenger Down
6:30 PM • The Prancing Elites
7:15 PM • Shadina
8:15 PM • Estelle
9:00 PM • SHIPROCKED! with Special Guest

Sunday, August 16
3:15 PM • Community Drag Showcase
4:00 PM • Champions of Pride & Parade Awards
4:30 PM • Billy Gilman
5:30 PM • The Scorpio presents: RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Trinity K Bonet and Yara Sofia

 

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