Media Advisory: Pride Charlotte Festival this weekend, Aug. 25-26

Matt Comer, Media Coordinator
cell/text: 336-391-9528

MEDIA ADVISORY – Aug. 25-26, 2012
Pride Charlotte Festival Uptown this weekend

CHARLOTTE – The annual Pride Charlotte Festival is expected to draw a 40,000-plus crowd at their two-day event on S. Tryon St. between 4th and Stonewall Sts. The event is the culmination of more than a week-long slate of events highlighting the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and political diversity of the Carolinas and Metro Charlotte area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities. Entertainment includes headliner and Hip Hop recording artist Trina, who was nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the 2012 BET Awards. Other entertainers include Club/Dance singer Erika Jayne, singer/songwriter Justin Utley and Charlotte’s own DJ Peter Presta. Several contestants from Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are also scheduled to perform, including Chad Michaels, DiDa Ritz and Jiggly Caliente.

WHAT: Pride Charlotte Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 25, Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, Noon-6 p.m.
WHERE: S. Tryon St. between 4th and Stonewall Sts.
INFO: See entertainer line-ups, a festival map and more at

*** Media Check-in: Upon arriving at the festival, members of the media should check in at one of several information booths throughout the festival and ask for Matt Comer, who can assist with interviews, stage access and other needs. Information booths are located at Levine Ave. & S. Tryon St., MLK Blvd. & S. Tryon St. and at 3rd St. and S. Tryon St.

*** RSVP Requested: In order to ensure all media receive the materials, footage and interviews they require, Pride Charlotte asks all members of the media planning on covering the festival on-site to RSVP their expected time of arrival each day to Matt Comer at 336-391-9528 or

*** Stage Access: Limited stage access will be given by escort between acts for photographers and videographers requiring footage from the stage.

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