Charlotte Pride Main Stage
presented by Truist
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 12:30-10pm
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, 1-6pm
On her new project The Difference, 22-year-old singer/songwriter Daya presents the latest and boldest chapter in an already-phenomenal career. Since emerging at age 16 with her double-platinum debut single “Hide Away,” the Pennsylvania-bred multi-instrumentalist has achieved such triumphs as winning a Grammy Award for her nine-times-platinum Chainsmokers collaboration “Don’t Let Me Down,” earning gold certification for her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty, opening for the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen and MARINA, and headlining her own national tour. After taking time out to recharge and rediscover herself as an artist, Daya now returns with a magnetic body of work that lets listeners in on her inner life more fully than ever before.
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In two years Siena Liggins has gone from an unknown songwriter to one of Billboard’s Top Ten Rising LGBTQ+ artists (2021), and sharing stages with the likes of Lizzo, Doja Cat, King Princess, Baby Tate, and Tkay Maidza.
Siena’s much-anticipated debut album, “Ms. Out Tonight,” arrived complete with fast-paced, sensory overload visuals for every song. Coverage from The FADER, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and Earmilk prompted an album premiere experience in Atlanta, and the record has now surpassed 2.5 million streams with features on playlists across every streaming platform including Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds and the cover of Tidal’s Rising: Pop playlist.
The project’s title is an affirmation of Siena’s arrival, a celebration of her identity, and a warning to those unready to envision the next generation she represents. “There are no pop stars that look or sound like Siena Liggins — and she’s well-aware of that.” (Paper Magazine)
“Siena Liggins’ Ms. Out Tonight doesn’t sound like any other musician out there. Listeners will undoubtedly hear traces of pop influence, followed by hip-hop and then some EDM – and then all those genres at once. Ms. Out Tonight is a truly unique sonic deluge that submerges the listener in Liggins’ unabashed confidence and swagger. And whether she is telling ladies not to fall in love on opening track “Girlfriend” or betting “you lose your composure” on “Blush,” Liggins is unflinching in her representation of queer sexuality.” — T.M. (Billboard)
Kalifa, the artist formerly known as Le1f, is a musician and performer from Times Square, New York who’s garnered attention for his avant-garde music and performance styles. His background in ballet and modern dance earned him a degree in choreography. After an introduction to the world as an electronic music producer, Kalifa went on to become a figure as an openly gay rapper with the success of his 2012 underground pop-rap banger “Wut.” His debut album was released on Terrible/XL Recordings in 2015.
Formed in Boone, North Carolina, Galloway combines aspects of rock, pop, alternative, and indie to create their unique modern indie-pop sound. Galloway consists of Lawson Galloway (vocals), Robert Redfield (guitar), Luca Amedeo Wilber (guitar), Nick Williams (bass), and Daniel Crump (drums). The band was established in the summer of 2017 as a solo project for singer/ songwriter, Lawson Galloway. Within the following months, Lawson recorded their first EP entitled 404 which was released in January of 2018. In the summer of the same year, the solo project became a full band adding four band members and going on to release a single and two EP’s since. With the release of the “American Failure” EP in June of 2022, Galloway strives to write songs about queerness, love, and mental health, intent on creating music that anyone can enjoy and relate to.
Johnáe Thee Egyptian Goddess
Miami’s Finest Johnàe Thee Egyptian Goddess is originated from Liberty City, Miami, Florida. A professional dancer, recording artist, tv personality, and model. She also began mentoring under some of the biggest names in the industry, including Aisha Francis and Danielle Polanco (Beyonce) and Yanis Marshall. Johnae was featured on the Oxygen Channel “The Prancing Elite Project.” The glitz and glamour of the backstage inspired her. Johnàe also appeared on “TMZ” on numerous occasions mentioning ASAP ROCKY, JUSSIE SMOLLETT, JUSTIN BEIBER, KIM KARDASIAN, and more. In 2019, Johnàe became a cast member on The ON Channels “Beautiez & Bikerz of Charlotte”, a reality show which follows the lives of Johnàe and several other entertainers as they perform all over the East Coast. In 2020, Johnàe began writing songs and released her debut single, “Pwussy Bill Due,” in January 2020. The single went viral after becoming a TikTok dance and was added to rotation on Hilltop Radio. After the success of “Pwussy Bill Due” Johnàe began recording her debut album “Scorpionic.”
featuring your RuPaul’s Drag Race entertainers
On the Charlotte Pride Main Stage
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Yvie Oddly is an (r)evolutionary drag queen performer, rapper, and fine artist from Denver, Colorado. Yvie captured the attention of the world when she won the eleventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. New York Magazine named Oddly one of the most powerful drag queens in June 2019 because of her ability to push the boundaries of drag performance art.
Angeria Paris VanMichaels
Angeria Paris Van Michaels, also known simply as “Angie”, is the epitome of southern charm, high glamour, and Atlanta drag pageantry at its absolute finest. From the country roads of Sparta, GA to the main stage of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 Angie is conquering the world with her sweet spirit and unwavering love, and passion for drag. Stay tuned, because you may see The Southern Belle of ATL captivating an audience near you and that’s one performance you don’t want to miss.
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Semaj the Real MC
Sun., Aug. 21
DJ Bryson Rider
Sat., Aug. 20-Sun. Aug. 21
Charlotte Main Stage Entertainment Line-Up
Saturday, August 20
12:30pm — Opening Ceremony
1:00pm — Time Out Youth
1:35pm — Ray Hartsfield & Anna Kimm
2:00pm — Charlotte Pride Drag Revue Part One
2:50pm — Nekeith
3:15pm — Charlotte Pride Drag Revue Part Two
4:05pm — DJ Bryson
4:50pm — LP7
5:05pm — Rehd
5:20pm — Charlotte Pride Awards
6:00pm — Malachi
6:35pm — Galloway
7:15pm — Johnae the Egyptian Goddess
7:30pm — Kalifa
8:10pm — Siena Liggins
8:45pm — Daya
Sunday, August 21
1:00pm — DJ Bryson
2:05pm — Joe Ralli
2:30pm — Bos
2:55pm — Charlotte Black Pride Court
3:30pm — For Atlas
3:55pm — Dexter Jordan
4:20pm — Yvie Oddly
4:50pm — Angeria Paris VanMichaels
5:20pm — Charlotte Pride Court
Entertainment Line-Up Subject to Change
Charlotte Pride Community Stage
presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 1-7pm
featuring your emcee and stage DJ
Sat., Aug. 20
Sat., Aug. 20
featuring this year’s
Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, 3:30-6pm
Join us at the Charlotte Pride Community Stage for the 2022 Charlotte Pride Drag Pageant. For the first time, watch at the festival as some of the best local drag performers compete for the crowns of Mx. Charlotte Pride, Ms. Charlotte Pride, and Mr. Charlotte Pride.
Full Community Stage Entertainment Line-Up and Schedule Coming Soon!