Charlotte Pride Spring Spotlight:

A Week of Local Queer Art & Entertainment
Supporting Queer Artists During COVID-19

May 18-23, 2020

In partnership with a wide variety of local artists and entertainers, Charlotte Pride brings you a full week of entertainment spotlighting the creativity and passion of LGBTQ artists in the Charlotte area. Stay-at-home orders are soon relaxing, but artists and entertainers who have been hard hit throughout the COVID-19 pandemic need your support!

Each night, May 18-23, catch a themed broadcast of artists and entertainers as they pour their heart and soul into their craft for your enlightening, edifying, and entertainment enjoyment. You’ll also have the opportunity to donate or tip each artist, entertainer, or group directly through their Venmo, Cashapp or Paypal. 

At Charlotte Pride, we’ve always known and appreciated the value of local artists and entertainers. Our festival stages each year play host to some of the most awesome local entertainers you’ll ever see. Now, let’s show our local talent some love during this crisis — and help them keep making more art to enliven and brighten our community!

How to watch:

Tune in each evening starting at 7pm May 18-23 via our Facebook Live at https://facebook.com/cltpride. Miss an evening? No worries! Videos will be available to watch on Facebook (and updated here on this page) after they are broadcast!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK!
Stay tuned for updates, announcements and news by RSVP-ing to our event on Facebook! Click here!

How to give:

Give directly to artists and entertainers via their Venmo, Cashapp, or Paypal or other links provided below. We’ll also provide them in our livestreams.

Queerantine fuerza fest
Partner Pre-Show — May 17

Charlotte Pride partner Hispanic Federation is excited to announce “Queerantine Fuerza” – FUERZAfest’s response to COVID-19. The amount of Latinx LGBTQ+ talent coming your way will be off the hook. An access link will be available for only 24 hours starting Sunday, May 17 at 5:00pm ET at fuerzafest.org. Don’t miss out!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS SPECIAL SHOW FROM OUR PARTNER.

Spring Spotlight Line-Up

Dance — May 18, 7pm

A delightful mix of various dance styles and traditions, ranging from hip hop to burlesque and other performance art.

FEATURING:

Basic Instinct
Claire deLune
Delilah d’Isceaux
Maria Del Rey
The Nocturnals
Sassy
Staza Stone

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK

Click here to view Monday’s artist bios, social links, donation links and more.

Comedy — May 19, 7pm

“Take Pride in Stand-Up Comedy,” brought to you in partnership with Beerly Funny, your one-stop comedy show experience founded by Charlotte Comedian Lauren Ansley. We are passionate about creating moments of joy and laughter, supporting local businesses, and elevating comedy as an art form.

FEATURING:

Lauren Ansley
Robyn Scott
Kevin Delgado
Shaine Laine
Jenn Snyder

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK

Click here to view Tuesday’s artist bios, social links, donation links and more.

ART — May 20, 7pm

A live-painting experience and an exploration of meaningful art as part of the local “Airing Out The Dirty Laundry” Project.

FEATURING:

Daphne Reeder
Lena Gray
Andrea Downs

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK

Click here to view Wednesday’s artist bios, social links, donation links and more.

Poetry — May 21, 7pm

Poets and spoken word artists from a variety of genres and backgrounds perform their pieces. 

FEATURING:

Brian Garcia
Jessie Weir
Patrice Wilson
Porsha The Poet
TizzyMae

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK

Click here to view Thursday’s artist bios, social links, donation links and more.

Music — May 22, 7pm

Musical melodies come together in beautiful harmony on this night, as singer-songwriters ranging from rap and hip hop to country and folk take to our virtual stage.

FEATURING:

Courtney Lynn & Quinn
Nekeith
Quisol
Vale Cross

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK

Click here to view Fridays’s artist bios, social links, donation links and more.

DRAG & DJ — May 23, Starting at 6pm
6pm — Charlotte Pride Drag SPotlight

Local drag artists take to our virtual stage on the Charlotte Pride Facebook page representing a wide cross-section of drag performance art!

FEATURING:

Buff Faye (Ms. Charlotte Pride 2015)
Cory Caleb Chanel Iman (Mx. Charlotte Pride 2019)
DeVida (Ms. Charlotte Pride 2019)
Ethan Sword
Giselle Cassidy Carter (Miss Charlotte Black Pride 2019)
Kassandra Hylton (Ms. Charlotte Pride 2014)
Kristin Collins (Ms. Charlotte Pride 2018)
Lolita Chanel
Paris Nicole Brooks Bonet (Miss Charlotte Black Pride Sweetheart 2019)
Ricky Haggerty Knight-Addams (Mr.Charlotte Pride 2019)
DJ Neuron Husky
DJ Fannie Mae

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE DRAG SHOW
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE DJ SHOW

Click here to see a blog post with participating artists’ bios and donation links.

7pm — Community Partner Event: CLT United Virtual Drag Show

Representatives of the Charlotte drag community, Queen City United have gotten together to bring to you CLT United, proudly presenting to you an online event showcasing and hi lighting our local queens of color from the Charlotte drag community and beyond.! Hosted by Misster and Erica Chanel. Click here for details on how to watch and see a line-up.

8:30pm — DJ play that music!

After the CLT United show, come back to Charlotte Pride’s Facebook page to keep the party rolling with bangin’ beats from:

DJ Neuron Husky
DJ Fannie Mae

Click here to see a blog post with Saturday’s artists, bios, social and donation links.

Want to participate in future programs like this one?

Are you a local artist or entertainer and want to participate in future programs like this one? Awesome! We’d love to have you. The Spring Spotlight is just the beginning of some awesome plans for virtual programs, events, and activities throughout the spring and summer.

Thank you to our sponsors

Charlotte Pride would like to thank several of our longtime and continuing sponsors who have stepped up to continue their support of our ongoing, year-round programs and events, despite the cancellation of the 2020 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade.