Spring Spotlight: Music, May 22
Charlotte Pride continues its Spring Spotlight with its fifth night, tonight, Friday, May 22nd. We’re hosting a full week of highlighting and supporting awesome LGBTQ artists and entertainers during COVID-19. Click here to see the full week’s schedule and line-up.
Streaming live at 7pm tonight on our Facebook page at facebook.com/cltpride, we’ll highlight the work of four awesome singer-songwriters from a variety of styles and genres!
See the performers’ full bios, social handles, and donation links below!
Are you a local artist or entertainer? We want you! This week’s Spring Spotlight is just the first of many awesome ways we’re planning to connect virtually this summer. If you’re a local artist or entertainer and interested in participating in future virtual (or, once we’re able, in-person) events, programs, and activities, let us know! We’d love to have you! Click here to fill out this interest form.
Performers listed in order of appearance on tonight’s broadcast.
Courtney Lynn & QuinN
Courtney Lynn & Quinn are an Americana duo hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. During Quarantine, the married couple have been busy recording their #OnTheFarmSessions on Youtube. Their debut EP Remiss is now available on streaming platforms everywhere.
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Nekeith is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and dancer. He performed on BET Freestyle Friday and was crowned as one of the top 10 finalist. The upcoming star caught the attention of Lee Daniels the creator of Fox’s Empire and film Precious and was hand chosen to be part of the Lee Daniels Entertainment the Creative Workshop. With over 100k Views and stream downloads, Nekeith is just getting started on his legacy.
Quisol envisioned a spirit dreamworld that felt at once ancient and futuristic, then forged a unique sound for this realm in his debut album REVELATIONS, combining elements of pop, jazz, soul, and electronic music. Drawing from his lived experience as a mixed Filipino-Puerto Rican queer show organizer from North Carolina, Quisol’s music flows effortlessly between languages, borders, and genders, embedding radical political messaging, and projecting hopeful futures. Quisol is now based in Oakland, California, and is making waves across the West Coast. To learn more visit www.quisol.co.
Vale Cross is an exceptionally talented artist who can Captivate an audience with their high energy performances. Vale has been classically trained and both piano and guitar and as an extra bonus has taught themselves how to play the harp. From a very young age, Vale has been entertaining professionally in the North Carolina Triad area as well as successfully auditioning for a nationally televised talent show. Everyone who takes the time to listen to Vale Cross will surely not be disappointed.