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Featuring local, regional and national talent across diverse and popular genres, the Charlotte Pride Stage has entertainment scheduled both days of the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Aug. 20-21, 2016.
We’re just now beginning to announce our entertainment line-up, complete with local acts from a variety of genres and national entertainers. Be sure to come back regularly for future updates!
Mark your schedules now for special events at the Wells Fargo Stage this year.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 12:30 p.m.
Featuring the official opening of the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade weekend, with the presentation of the colors, national anthem, interfaith moment, a tribute to Pulse Orlando victims, and special guests including Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and other dignitaries.
Champions Of Pride & Parade Awards
Sunday, Aug. 21, following the parade
Featuring the presentation of this year’s Charlotte Pride Champions of Pride Award recipients and announcements on this year’s parade awards.
Delighted Tobehere started her performance career in February 2001 by doing a talent show with The Armorettes — “The Infamous Camp Drag Queens of the South” — in the legendary nightclub Backstreet Atlanta. Since then she’s been a tour de force in the drag scene presenting her masterful and diverse skills as an entertainer. A self described “Queen of all Trades,” Delighted combines celebrity illusion, vocal impressions, live vocals, lip sync, comedy, intelligence, and quick wit to wow audiences from corporate functions to Pride festivals.
Delighted Tobehere was named as one of the funniest drag queens in America by the Huffington Post, and the internationally celebrated comedian Pam Ann says that she is “hysterical!”
Hailing from the Carolinas, her southern upbringing lends a charm to her performances that makes everyone feel comfortable and welcomed, even in her new home of New York City! Within her first two months of living in The Big Apple, Delighted won the titles of “New York’s Best In Drag” and a live singing drag queen competition called “Sing, Queen!,” as well as securing weekly residencies at local nightclubs. She has performed over 100 shows in both London and LA and travels extensively across the nation.
Delighted’s feature celebrity illusion is none other than Adele. London’s QX Magazine says that her impersonation is “something that has to be seen to be believed!” and Boy George said that it was “perfection!”
Most recently, Delighted debuted on NBC’s America’s Got Talent to rave reviews and 4 Yes votes from the judges: “I loved the entire performance” – Howard Stern, and “[Delighted] just became the first country music drag star!” – Howie Mandel.
You can follow Delighted Tobehere on social media @QueenDelighted (IG, Twitter, Periscope, etc) and Like her on Facebook!
STAY TUNED! More emcee and entertainer announcements coming soon!
Last updated: July 14, 2016