Drink and dine like a star, without breaking a sweat in Charlotte Pride’s new air-conditioned VIP lounge

Over the years, Charlotte Pride’s VIP Experience has become the hottest ticket to comfort and relaxation during the biggest LGBTQ event between Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

And this year, Charlotte Pride is upping the ante. You won’t want to miss it.

Here are just a few highlights of all the awesome things coming to the VIP Experience, and why you should purchase your pass today.

Want to learn more about how you can save 20% on the price of a VIP pass for this weekend only? Keep reading, my friend…

Complimentary drinks all weekend long!

You’ll get access to a private bar, where you can sit and sip on your favorite brew or wine all weekend long. Bud Light, a longtime sponsor of Charlotte Pride, will be on hand, as will brews from local breweries Birdsong, Legion and NoDa Brewing. For wine lovers, relax with a sweet white or red wine from The Wine Shop at Rivergate.

Delicious southern-inspired bites to die for

One of the best local LGBTQ-owned catering companies, Your Custom Catering & Events, is serving up a delicious southern-inspired spread for VIP hors d’oeuvres this year.

But, hey, these aren’t your normal hors d’oeuvres. We’re talking meal quality stuff here, folks. Everything from pulled pork to meatballs to traditional southern favorites like pigs in a blanket.

The most awesome thing? Dunkin’ Donuts fans move on over, because Krispy Kreme is taking center stage. We’re not quite sure how Your Custom Catering will pull of this little bit of magic, but you better believe we’ll be first in line for their Krispy Kreme bread pudding.


For the first time ever, Charlotte Pride’s VIP Lounge is moving indoors and with air-conditioning! The Charlotte Chamber’s two-floor lobby at the corner of S. Tryon St. and MLK Blvd., has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, so even though you’ll be inside, you’ll still feel like you’re part of the party in the festival zone outside. The space has a patio, too, where you can step out if you need some fresh air.

Inside the Lounge, you’ll have comfy sofas and chairs provided by West Elm and, oh, did we mention? Private, indoor and air-conditioned restrooms! No more portajons for VIP, folks. Good riddance.

The best DJs in town

What’s a party without a little bit of music, right? You can’t party like a VIP unless you have the best beats from the best DJs in town.

Returning again this year is the ever-popular DJ Bryson. He’s DJ’d our main stage before, and he’ll be back in VIP too! DJ Pepito is returning, too, bringing a bit of Latin flavor to the beats.

Joining us for the first time is DJ SPK and DJ Ian Benjamin.

And so much more…

The VIP Lounge is sweet, for sure, but that’s not the only perk you get when you get a pass to the Charlotte Pride VIP Experience. You’ll also get an awesome swag bag, up-front-and-personal stage access in a VIP-only stage viewing area, and reserved seating at the VIP parade grand stand. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love about that?

Want to experience all that VIP has to offer? Passes are on-sale now for a limited time! And, for THIS WEEKEND ONLY, take a special 20% discount on any pass you purchase!

Click here to purchase your VIP Pass and save 20%


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